Europe - 16th to 18th Century

Rulers - England

James I reigns

1603 - 1625

Charles I reigns

1625 - 1649

Oliver Cromwell takes over

1653 - 1658

James II reigns

1685 - 1688

William and Mary reign

1689 - 1702

Anne reigns

1702 - 1714

George I reigns

1714 - 1727

George II reigns

1727 - 1760

Rulers - France

Louis XIV reigns

1643 - 1715

Mazaran rules

1643 - 1661

Louis' personal rule

1661 - 1715

Louis XV reigns

1715 - 1791

Cardinal Fleury as chief minister

1726 - 1743

Rulers - Austria

Leopold I reigns

1658 - 1705

Charles VI reigns

1711 - 1740

Maria Theresa reigns

1740 - 1780

Rulers - Prussia

Frederick William, the Great Elector reigns

1640 - 1688

Frederick I reigns

1688 - 1713

Rulers - Russia

Ivan the Terrible's Reign

1533 - 1584

Michael Romanov's reign

1613 - 1682

Peter the Great's reign

1682 - 1725

Catherine I's reign

1725 - 1727

George III reigns

1760 - 1820

Catherine the Great's reign

1762 - 1796

Rulers - Sweden

Gustavus Adolphus reigns

1611 - 1632

Charles XII reigns

1697 - 1718

Wars

England enters into war with Spain

1624

English Civil War

1642 - 1646

Battle of Marston Moor

1644

Roundheads win

Battle at Naseby

June 1645

Cromwell's New Model Army defeats king's army

Pride's Purge

December 1648

Colonel Pride physically barred Presbyterians

War of Devolution

1667 - 1668

France's War against Netherlands

1672 - 1679

Turkish siege of Vienna

1683

Glorious Revolution

1688

Great Northern War

1700 - 1720

Battle of Narva

1700

Russia defeated by Swedish

War of Spanish Succession

1701 - 1714

Battle of Poltova

1709

Russia defeats Sweden

War of Jenkin's Ear

1739 - 1748

England and Spain

War of Austrian Succesion

1740 - 1748

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

Battle of Plassey

1757

War with Turkey

1769 - 1774

Russia and Turkey

Documents (Peaces, Treaties, etc.)

Peace of Wesphalia

1648

Treaty of Pyrenees

1659

Between France and Spain

Treaty of Dover

1670

England and France ally against Duth

Declaration of Indulgence

1672

Suspended all laws against Catholics and Presbyterians

Louis revokes Edict of Nantes

1685

Toleration Act of 1689

1689

Treaty between Hapsburgs and Turks

1699

Act of Settlement

1701

Treaty of Utrecht

1713

France and Great Britain

Treaty of Rastatt

1714

France and Spain

Treaty of Aix la Chapelle

1748

Treaty of Paris

1763

Ends Seven Years War

Treaty of Hubertusburg

1763

Sugar Act

1764

Stamp Act

1765

Stamp Act repealed, Declaratory Act passed

1766

Townshend Acts

1767

Charter of Nobility

1785

Events

Millenary Petitions

1604

England's peace with Spain

1604

Duke of Buckingham killed

August 1628

England makes peace with France

1629

William Laud made bishop of Canterbury

1633

Imposition of Book of Common Prayer

1637

Charles and Laud try to impose on the Scottish a book almost identical to the Book of Common Prayer.

Long Parliament

1640 - 1660

Short Parliament

April 1640 - May 1640

Rebellion erupts in Ireland

1641

Grand Remonstrance

December 1, 1641

England an official Puritan republic

1649 - 1660

Charles I executed

1649

Fronde revolts

1649 - 1652

House of Commons entertains motion to disband Cromwell's army

1653

Clarendon Code

1661 - 1665

Peter puts down streltsy revolt

1698

St. Petersburg founded

1703

Walpole dominates British politics

1720 - 1742

Mississippi Bubble bursts

1720

South Sea Bubble bursts

1720

Table of Ranks

1722

Frederick II violates Pragmatic Sanction

1740

Invades Silesia

Works Published

On The Revolution of Heavenly Spheres

1543

Copernicus

'A Trew Law of Free Monarchies' published

1598

The Advancement of Learning

1605

Bacon

The New Astronomy

1609

Kepler

The Starry Messenger

1610

Galileo

King James version of the Bible

1611

Book of Sport published

1618

Discourse on Method

1637

Descartes

Leviathon

1651

Hobbes

Ethics

1677

Spinoza

Principia Mathematica

1687

Newton

Essay Concerning Human Understanding

1690

Locke

Second Treatise of Government

1690

Treatise of Government

1690

Locke

Persian Letters

1721

Montesquieu

The Encyclopedie

1751

Diderot

Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences

1755

Rousseau

Candide

1759

Voltaire

The North Briton

1763

John Wilkes

Inventions

Flying shuttle

1733

James Kay

Spinning Jenny

1765

James Hargreaves

Steam engine

1796

James Wyatt