The story of the World: Book III

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The Peace of Augsburg, Charles V relinquishes the title Holy Roman Emporer

1555
  1. Allows each German state to follow its own religion.

Ferdinand I inherit's Charles' throne and title

1556

Philip II dies

1598

Spanish King

The Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

HRE Ferdinand II dies

1637

(Holy Roman Emperor)

Principia Mathematica published

1687

John Locke publishes TWO TREATISES OF GOVERNMENT

1690

Jethro Tull invents seed drill

1701

Crop Rotation becomes widespread

1710

...thanks to Charles Townshend.

War of Jenkin's Ear

1739 - 1748

(War of Austrian Succession)

King George's War

1744 - 1748

(Also part of the War of Austrian Succession)

Seven Year War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian War (The Seven Year War)

1754 - 1763

James Watt recieves a patent for the steam engine

1769

Charles IV deposed by Napoleon (France and GB)

1808

Napoleon marches into Russia (France and Russia)

1812

The War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Between the U.S. and Britain

British claim Cape Colony in South africa (GB and SA)

1820

Great Britain

John Cabot dissapears

1498

Sebastian Cabot sets off on the northeast route

1553

Mary, Queen of Scots imprisioned

1567

Mary Queen of Scots Beheaded

1587

John Davis leads an expedition

1587

(Northwest Passage....Again)

Elizabeth I dies, James I becomes King

1603

James was Ist of England, but was also James VI of Scotland

Jamestown founded, Henry Hudson makes his first voyage to the northeast

1607

Henry Hudson is set adrift in Hudson Bay

1611

Pocahontas marries John Rolfe

1614

Charles I King of England

1625

Charles II of England is excecuted

1649

Oliver Cromwell becomes LP

1653

(Lord Protector) of England

Oliver Cromwell dies

1658

Charles II invited back to England

1660

(Exile in France)

The Plague decimates London

1665

Great fire of London

1666

William and Mary rule England

1688

Brittish given permission to build Calcutta

1690

George I of England's reign

04/01/1714 - 6/11/1727

George II rules England

6/11/1727 - 10/15/1760

The British capture Bengal in the Battle of Plassey

1756

James Cook maps the coast of Australia

1771

James Cook starts his last voyage

1776

Britain outlaws the slave trade

1807

Great Britain passes the Act of Emancipation

1833

America

The Mayflower sets sail

1620

King Phillip's War

June 20, 1675 - 1678

Philadelphia founded

1681

King William's War

1689 - 1696

(War of the Grand Alliance)

Queen Anne's War (War of Spanish Succession)

1701 - 1713

The American Colonies declare their independence from Britain.

1776

The Constitutional Convention meets in Philadelphia

1787

The Bill of Rights added to the Constitution

1791

Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin

1793

Eli Whitney popularizes the ideas of standardization and interchangeable parts

1797

Lewis and Clark's Voyage to the Pacific

1804 - 1806

The United States outlaws the Slave Trade

1808

Not slavery, just the slave trade: getting new slaves from Africa

The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. government

1830

Nat Turner's Revolt

1831

Second Seminole war begins in Florida; Texas declares it's independence

1835

The Battle of the Alamo

1836

The Cherokee set off on the Trail of Tears

1839

Texas joins the U.S.

1845

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

California Gold Rush

1849

California becomes the 31st state of the Union

1850

France

Giovanni da Verrazano crosses the Atlantic

1524

Jacques Cartier arrives in Canada (first time)

1534

Samuel de Champlain arrives in Canada

1603

(first time)

Quebec founded

1608

Cardinal Richelieu dies

1642

Louis XV is King of France

9/1/1715 - 5/10/1774

The Estates General (representatives of France) meets in May at Versailles

1789

The Bastille Falls

7/14/1789

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are executed in France

1793

The Reign of Terror in France ends

1794

...when Robespierre dies

Napoleon becomes a consul of France

1799

Napoleon becomes consul for life

1802

(France)

Napoleon is crowned emperor of France

1804

Battle of Trafalgar

1805

Napoleon defeated.

Napoleon Exiled to Elba

1814

Napoleon's 7 days of power and exile to St. Helena

1815

Asia

The beginning of the Ming Dynasty

1368

Hideyoshi invades Korea (1st time)

1592

Ieyasu becomes Shogun

1603

(of Japan)

Ieyasu appoints Hidetada as the next Shogun

1605

Jahangir becomes emperor of India

1605

Jahangir meant World Seizer in the Indian language,

Ieyasu Tokugawa dies

1616

Iemitsu becomes the third Tokugawa shogun

1623

Jahangir Dies

1627

Shah Jahan comes emporor

1628

...of India. (King of the World)

Iemitsu closes Japan's Ports

1633

European traders forbidden to enter Japan

1641

Li Tzu-ch'eng invades Peking

1644

Aurangzeb is emperor of India

1658 - 1707

(name means Conqueror of the World)

K'ang-hsi takes the throne of Manchu China

1661

Shah Jahan of India dies

1666

K'ang-hsi conquers Mongolia

1696

Bahadur Shah I rules India

01/31/1707 - 1712

Mohhamed Shah Rules India

9/27/1719 - 6/26/1748

K'and-hsi dies

1722

Tibet becomes part of the Chinese Empire

1726

Chi'en-lung becomes emperor of China

1735

Chi'en-lung adds Burma to the Chinese empire

1769

George Macartney visits China

1793

An imperial edict forbids importing opium to China

1796

Chi'en-lung of China abdicates in favor of his son

1796

First opium war

1839 - 1842

Ends with the Treaty of Nanjing

Spain

Philip II inherits the throne of Spain

1555

The Slaves of Saint Domingue Rebel

1791

Argentina declares independence from Spain

1810

Don Miguel gives the speech, "The Cry of Dolores"

1810

Venezuela declares independence from Spain

1811

Napoleon dies; Mexico becomes independent from Spain

1821

Mexico becomes a Republic

1824

Santa Anna declares himself dictator of Mexico

1833

Arabia

Abbas I becomes shah of Persia

1588

Sultan Murad IV comes to the Ottoman Throne

1623

Shah Abbas I dies

1629

Persia

Ottoman Turks defeated at Vieanna, K'ang-hsi adds Taiwan to the Chinese empire

1683

Tulip period in the Ottoman Empire

1703 - 1730

Africa

Nzinga of Angola Born

1583

Queen Nzinga of Angola dies

1663

The Time of Troubles begins in South Africa

1818

called "mfecane" in the South-African language

Durban is founded on the South African coast

1824

Shaka, King of Zulu is murdered

1828

Great trek of the Boers begins

1835

Russia

Peter the Great born

1672

Peter the Great becomes Czar

1682

Peter the Great takes control of Russia

1689

Great Northern War between Russia and Sweden

1700 - 1721

St. Petersburg Founded

1702

...by Peter the Great in Russia

Peter the Great dies

1725

Catherine the Great is empress of Russia

1762 - 1796