Art Movement Timeline


Hundred Years' War (England & France)

1337 - 1453

a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 by the House of Plantagenet, rulers of the Kingdom of England, against the House of Valois, rulers of the Kingdom of France, over the succession to the French throne.

War of Roses (England)

1455 - 1485

House of Yorks and Lancasters fight over the English throne.

Schmalkaldic War (Germany)

1546 - 1547

Protestant Schmalkaldic League against Catholic Emperor Charles V for power of the Ottoman Empire

Wars of Religion (France)

1562 - 1598

War between Protestants and Catholic. French Calvinists want freedom of worship. Spain came to the aid of French Catholics in 1587.

Dutch Revolt (Spain)

1568 - 1648

Protestant northern provinces revolt against Catholic of King Phillip II of Spain. Provinces of modern-day Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and part of northern France. They did not like how King Phillip II used tax dollars to support wars against Protestants.

Thirty Years' War (most of Europe)

1618 - 1648

Protestants war against Catholic-ruled monarchs. The war came to involve the major powers of Europe, with Sweden, France, Spain and Austria all waging campaigns primarily on German soil. One of the longest and most destructive conflicts in human history, as well as the deadliest European religious war in history, the war resulted in eight million fatalities.

English Civil War

1642 - 1649

Also, called the Great Rebellion, it was the forces loyal to the monarchy, Royalist, and those loyal to the Westminster Parliament.

Louis XIV's Dutch War (France)

1672 - 1678

King Louis XIV's attempt to claim the Spanish Netherlands (Spanish Dutch Revolt)

War of the Grand Alliance (Europe)

1689 - 1697

Louis XIV of France attempted his expansionist plans which were blocked by an alliance led by England, the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and the Austrian Habsburgs.

War of the Spanish Succession

1701 - 1714

Dispute of the Spanish throne when Charles II died childless. England, Dutch Republic and France made claims to the throne.