Chronology of Icons, Industry & Ideas

Politics, Economics, Religion, Philosophy, Art, Music & Literature

Politics

Magna Carta

06/15/1215

Age of Discovery (Exploration)

1400 - 1600

The period of major activity in global exploration by European explorers.

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

American Declaration of Independence signed in 1776

Age of Revolutions

1789 - 1848

British Slavery Abolition Act

1833 - 1834

Act comes into force in 1834

Age of Liberalism

1848 - 1914

World War I

1914 - 1918

Also known as the Great War

Bolshevik Revolution

1917

World War II

1939 - 1945

Japan and the USA entered the war in 1941

The Cold War

1945 - 1989

Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

China, Chairman Mao Zedong

Economics

1st Industrial Revolution

1750 - 1850

2nd Industrial Revolution

1870 - 1914

Philosophy

Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1800

Art

Music

Renaissance Period

1400 - 1600

Baroque Period

1600 - 1750

Classical Period

1750 - 1820

Romantic Period

1800 - 1900

Literature

Renaissance

1300 - 1700

Romantic Period

1789 - 1815

Beginning with the French Revolution and ending with the Battle of Waterloo

Religion

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Beginning with Martin Luther's "Ninety Five Theses" and concluding with the Treaty of Westphalia

Counter-Reformation

1545 - 1648

Australian Settlement in Context

James Cook maps the east coast

1770 - 1771

On the barque "Endeavour"

Sydney is founded

01/26/1788

Hobart is founded

1804

Tasmania settled in 1803 but the original settlement moves to Hobart in 1804.

Brisbane is founded

1824

Perth is founded

06/12/1829

Melbourne is founded

1835

Adelaide is founded

1836

Federation

01/01/1901

ANZAC landing at Gallipoli

1915