AP Euro semester 1


Lollards: John Wycliffe

1324 - 1384

Believed in the essence of being a good person. Religion.

The Hundred Years War

1337 - 1453

This war was a struggle between France and England because England made a claim to the French throne and France and England have never gotten along due to land quarrels and etc. It impacted politics in France, making them realize the need of a strong centralized government.



Peasant revolts in France.

Renaissance in Italy

1375 - 1527

Merchant Cities, Humanism, Art, Despotism.

Northern Renaissance

1400 - 1500

New forms of art and thinking arrived.

Witch Hunts

1400 - 1700

Capturing and torture of people suspected as witches and supposedly holding and performing magic.


1466 - 1536

He was a "Brother of Common Life"
A humanist who wrote about humanistic ideals.

Columbus/Start of the Spanish Empire


Took a voyage for exploration and discovery. Discovered America and began the Spanish Colonial Empire
(Columbian Exchange)


1500 - 1600

The reformation was a new idea that there should be "justification by faith alone" brought about my Martin Luther. It was the spread of Lutheranism and other religions like Calvinism and made them become recognizable religions such as Catholicism. It made a huge impact on religion and European thought as it made people realize there are other ways besides what the catholic church saw fit.

Henry VIII r.

1509 - 1547

Ended up switching religions so he could divorce his wife so it could lead to him having a male heir. (Catholicism= no divorce)

Luther- 95 Thesis, Diet of Worms

1517 - 1519

95 Thesis- Written by Luther
Diet of Worms- Luther challenged the Catholic church and their sale of indulgences saying it was wrong.
This impacted Religion


1520 - 1590

More freedom of expression and less realistic. Derived from the Renaissance.

Mississippi Bubble


German Peasant Revolts

1524 - 1525

The German Peasants agreed with Luther and his ideas on taxes and religion so they revolted.


1534 - 1564

Predestination and the belief that God has already chose where you are meant to go, but regardless you should be good and helpful and wise to make it seem like you are going to Heaven.

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

During the Council of Trent the Catholic Church decided to induct changes to better Catholicism and to get their followers back. Impacted Religion.

Tycho Brahe

1546 - 1601

A scientist who still supported the geocentric model and was the mentor to Johannes Kepler.

Peace of Augsburg


"cuius regio, eius religio" the ruler chooses the religion.
But only Catholicism or Lutheranism.

Bacon: Novum Organum:

1561 - 1626

Father of empiricism and experimentation in science

French Religious Wars

1562 - 1598

Huguenots(French Protestants) needed to be contained and a war broke out.


1564 - 1616

Wrote in English, had incredibly popular plays, and wrote about all subjects (romance, humor, tragedy)

Dutch Revolt (Against Spain)

1568 - 1648

The Dutch fight back at the Spanish trying to expand.
Pacification of Ghent- unification of netherland colonies
Union of Utrecht- Some colonies in Netherlands break away and join Spain

Henry IV (Fr.) assasinated

1589 - 1610

He created forced religious toleration, put in place mercantilism and limited power in parliament before being assassinated.

Cervantes: Don Quixote

1603 - 1605

Cervantes wrote a book called "Don Quixote" that was popular in Spain due to the Satire.

James I (Eng.)

1603 - 1625

succeeded Elizabeth I
Wasn't very well liked and believed in the absolute power of kings and summoned Parliament as least as possible.

Louis XIII: r (Richelieu)

1610 - 1643

Cardinal Richelieu was chief minister.
"raison d'etot" Reason of State
Continued the policies of Henry IV

English Civil War

1642 - 1649

The King and Parliament fight over the King's power and also what the religion should be overall for the country. Stuarts wanted to rule absolutely, Cromwell tried to rule but he was just as bad. The English Bill of Rights are basically the rights of parliament.

Louis XIV r.

1643 - 1715

Centralized the Government in France.
"l'etat c'est moi" I am the State.
Louis believed in divine right of kings and that he could rule all of France without assistance.

Robert Walpole

1676 - 1745

Prime Minister

Newton: Principia Mathematica


Discovered the mathmatical principles of the universe and how/why gravity works and planets move

Locke: Treatises on Gov’t (1st & 2nd)


Wrote a book on natural rights, and popular sovereignty.

War of Spanish Succession

1701 - 1714

Spain falls under France's jurisdiction and it offsets the balance of power in Europe. England, Holland, and H.R.E join together to take back Spain and they win.

Rousseau- Emile, Social Contract

1712 - 1778

Believed in Enlightenment.
The General Will- Individuals sarcifice themselves for the common good.

Charles VI (Austria) Pragmatic Sanction


Pragmatic Sanction- To ensure that his daughter Maria Theresa could rule the Hapsburg house.

Treaty of Utrecht


The end of the War of Spanish Succession. Established boundaries of European Empires.

Death of Louis XIV


Louis XIV dies. Louis XV succeeds him.

Frederick II (The Great) (Prussia) r.

1740 - 1786

referred to himself as "servant of the state"
An enlightened despot.

Joseph II (Austria) r

1741 - 1790

Enlightened despot,
abolished serfdom
equity in taxation
punishment = crime

Diplomatic Revolution (Seven Years' War)

1756 - 1763

Fredrick the Great starts the war.
Prussia + Great Britain vs. France + Austria

Voltaire- Candide


Wrote famous satire "Candide."
Wanted religious tolerance and agreed with Deism.

Treaty of Paris


Franch loses all land in America and makes France realize they need to make changes to their gorvernment

French Revolution

1789 - 1800

3 phases of French Revolution:
Phase 1- Start of the Revolution/ Moderate Stage
Phase 2- Radical Phase
Phase 3- Reaction Phase