European History

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Jan van Eyck

1390 - 1441

Charles VII

1422 - 1461

First printed work, "Mazarin Bible"

1456

Louis XI

1461 - 1483

Desiderius Erasmus

1466 - 1536

Niccoló Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

Copernicus

1473 - 1543

Thomas More

1478 - 1535

Ferdinand and Isabella

1479 - 1516

Henry VII

1485 - 1509

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Leo X

1513 - 1521

Francis I

1515 - 1547

Concordat of Bologna

1516

Ninety-Five Theses

1517

Charles V

1519 - 1556

Suleiman the Magnificent

1520 - 1566

German Peasants War

1525

The Act of Supremacy

1534

Paul III

1534 - 1549

Calvinism spreads to Geneva

1541

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Philip II

1556 - 1598

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

Bacon

1561 - 1626

Galileo

1564 - 1642

Battle of Lepanto

1571

Kepler

1571 - 1630

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1572

Death of Ivan the Terrible

1584

Hobbes

1588 - 1679

Henry IV

1589 - 1610

Absolutism in Western Europe

1589 - 1715

Descartes

1596 - 1650

The Edict of Nantes

1598

Absolutism in Eastern Europe

1600 - 1725

Constitutionalism

1600 - 1689

James I

1603 - 1625

Louis XIII

1610 - 1643

The Thirty Years' War

1618 - 1648

Cardinal Richelieu

1624 - 1642

Charles I

1625 - 1649

Locke

1632 - 1704

Frederick William the Great Elector

1640 - 1688

The English Civil War

1642 - 1649

Cardinal Mazarin

1642 - 1661

Newton

1642 - 1727

Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

Treaty of Westphalia

1648

Cromwell's Reign

1649 - 1658

Charles II

1660 - 1685

Peter the Great

1682 - 1725

James II

1685 - 1688

English Bill of Rights

1689

Montesquieu

1689 - 1755

William and Mary

1689 - 1702

Voltaire

1694 - 1788

The Great Northern War

1700 - 1721

War of the Spanish Succession

1701 - 1713

St. Petersburg

1703

Charles VI

1711 - 1740

Rousseau

1712 - 1788

The Treaty of Ultrecht

1713

Frederick William I

1713 - 1740

Diderot

1713 - 1784

Louis XV

1715 - 1774

Period of Peace

1715 - 1740

Adam Smith

1723 - 1790

Maria Theresa

1740 - 1780

Period of Warfare

1740 - 1763

Frederick the Great

1740 - 1786

War of the Austrian Succession

1740 - 1748

The Seven Years' Wars

1756 - 1763

George III

1762 - 1796

Catherine the Great

1762 - 1796

Treaty of Paris

1763

Enlightened Despotism

1763 - 1789

The Industrial Revolution (approx.)

1769 - 1851

Pugachev's Rebellion

1773 - 1775

Louis XVI

1774 - 1792

Joseph II

1780 - 1790

The French Revolution

1789 - 1799

The Consulate

1799 - 1804

Tsar Alexander I

1801 - 1825

Reign of Napoleon

1804 - 1815