Important Regional European Events in History

Mediterranean

Rome was founded

753 BCE

War weakens Greece

400 BCE

Alexander the Great conquers Persia

336 BCE

Rome controls most of the Italian Peninsula

275 BCE

Rome is split into two governments

395

The Western Roman Empire falls

476

The Renaissance begins

1300

Italy is hit with the Bubonic Plague

1347

The Age of Exploration begins

1400

Christopher Columbus's voyage is paid for, and begins

1492

The ruler of Spain, Francisco Franco, dies

1975

Northern

Europe is terrorized by Vikings

795

Althing, the world's first parliament, is established in Iceland

930

The Battle of Hastings occurs

1066

The Magna Carta is drafted

1215

Ireland is struck with the Potato Famine

1840 - 1850

1840s

Ireland is divided into 2 separate states

1921

Ireland's economy shifts more towards technology

1970 - 1980

1970s

Denmark votes against adopting Euro

2000

Western

Rome conquers the Celtic tribes in France

50 BCE

Charlemagne conquers most of France

700 - 800

700s

Charlemagne unites much of Europe

800

European Crusaders take Jerusalem from the Muslims

1099

The Bubonic Plague begins to spread through Europe

1347

The Gutenberg Bible is first printed

1455

The Protestant Reformation begins

1517

The French Revolution begins

1789

Napoleon now controls much of Europe

1812

Otto von Bismarck unites Germany

1871

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War II

1939 - 1945

Western and Eastern Germany are united under a single government

1990

Eastern

The Serbs are defeated by the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Kosovo

1389

Suleiman I dies in the Siege of Hungary

1566

Bohemia revolts, and the Thirty Year War ensues

1618

The Ottomans are driven to Hungary

1686

Poland is divided among Russia, Prussia and Austria by Catherine the Great

1795

The Austria-Hungary Empire is formed

1867

Archduke Ferdinand is killed

1914

The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes is formed

1918

Poland is overrun and WWII begins

1939

Communist governments are establish in Eastern European countries

1946 - 1948

Many European countries revolt and remove Communist rule

1989

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