Untitled timeline

Historical events

Henri IV issues Edict of Nantes

1598

Catholicism as French state religion

Dutch East India Company charted

1602

First English colony at Jamestown

1607

Johannes Kepler - astronomical laws

1609

Galileo publishes "The Starry Messenger"

1610

Death of Shakespeare

1616

Thirty Years' War

1618 - 1648

Sir Francis Bacon "New Instruments"

1620

Galileo charged with heresy

1632

Descartes Discourse on Method

1637

English Civil War

1642 - 1649

Louis XIV in France

1643 - 1715

Descartes "The Passions of the Soul"

1645 - 1646

about the affections

Thomas Hobbes "Leviathan"

1651

advocates sovereign state

Musical events and treatises

Composers

Other arts

Gian Lorenzo Bernini "David"

1623

sculpture

Bernini "Ecstasy of St. Teresa"

1645 - 1652

art