Jessie Grace, Aj Lindsay, Caroline Wilson, and Dominic Gregory

Reformation/Counter Reformation

Martin Luther's 95 Theses

1517

Diet of Worms

1521

Habsburg-Valois Wars

1521 - 1559

Henry VIII of England breaks with Church

1530

John Calvin begins ministry in Geneva

1536

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Mary Tudor re-establishes Catholicism in England

1553 - 1558

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Queen Elizabeth

1558 - 1603

Edict of Nantes

1598

Others

Spain expels 300,000 Muslims

1492

Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent marks the zenith of the Ottoman Empire

1520 - 1566

Michaelangelo begins work on St. Peter's Basilica

1546

Michel de Montaigne invents the essay

1580

The 3 volumes of his collection of essays was first published in 1580

Pope Gregory XIII issues the Gregorian Calendar

1582

Shakespeare's Hamlet is first performed

July 1602

Johann Sebastian Bach born

March 21, 1685

Exploration/Conquest

Columbus lands in Hispanola

November 22, 1493 - April 24, 1494

Spain allowed import of slaves to New World colonies

1502

First slaves arrived between 1502 and 1518 and did not end for a very long time

Magellan circumnavigates the world

1519 - 1522

Cortez conquers the Mexica

1519 - 1521

Destroyed Tenochititlan

Pizarro conquers the Inca

1529 - 1533

Destroyed many places in search of precious metals

Dutch West India Company founded

June 3, 1621

Absolutism

Ivan The terrible becomes tzar of russia

1547

thrity years war begins

1618

edict of restitution issued by holy roman emperor

1629

Louis XIV becomes king of france

1643

peace of westphalia ends thirty years war

1648

Execution of Charles I and end of english civil war

1649

oliver cromwell institutes military rule in england

1653

Peter the great becomes russian tzar

1682

louis XIV moves french court to versailles

1682

edict of nantes revoked

1685

glorious revolution in england

1688 - 1689

1st king of prussia named

1701

war of spanish succession begins

1701

peace of utrecht

1713