Europey Wuropey



1400 - 1600

Age of Exploration

1450 - 1600


1517 - 1600

Scientific Revolution / Enlightenment

1550 - 1800

Vienna center for music.


1600 - 1760

French Revolution

1789 - 1815

Reaction & Romanticism

1815 - 1850


Concordat Of Bologna


Kept France Catholic as long as King Francis I recognized the pope's power over religious councils.

Catherine de Medici

1559 - 1589

Ruled for 3 sons; Tried to be a politique but was unsuccessful because of the St. Bart's Day Massacre

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre


Catherine de Medici ordered Huguenots to be killed. The pope was so happy to hear this he paid the messenger a bag of gold.

Henry IV

1589 - 1610

"Paris is well worth a mass." He won the War of 3 Henries by switching religions (Huguenot, Catholic, Huguenot, Catholic); He was politique because he was more concerned with keeping peace than maintaining a state-wide religion. Ex: He let the Huguenots practice in areas of Huguenot majority. Stabbed by a religious zealot.

Louis XIII / Richelieu

1610 - 1643

Louis XIII turns power over to Richelieu. Richelieu created the French Academy to regulate the French language. Richelieu hated the nobles (strengthened intendents), Hapsburgs (sent reinforcements to Swedish king Gustovus Adolphus during Thirty Years War, then sent French troops), and Huguenots (took away their fortifications around their cities).

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Richelieu sends French troops to support the Swedes and Swedish king, Gustovus Adolphus. He sends them because he wants to ensure the weakening of the Hapsburgs. "By the time this is over, France is the strongest countgry in Europe."

Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

"I am the state!" He was bad at economics because he created a large tax exempt class by creating the nobility of the robe and fought in lots of pointless wars. He also forced Catholicism and revoked Edict of Nantes which made the Huguenots flee (goodbye Hugenot tax base). He forced nobles to live in Versailles.

War of Spanish Succession

1702 - 1713

In-bred, incompetant Spanish Hapsburg king Carlos II gave Spanish throne to Louis XIV's grandson, Phillip of Anjou. Britian, Spain, and the Netherlands squawked and fought against France. Britain, Spain, and Netherlands won. Ended in Treaty of Utrecht (No Spance, Phillip of Anjou becomes Phillip V of Spain).

Louis XV

1715 - 1774

Famous mistress - Mme de Pompadour (famous French salon woman). Rococo Art.



Essay "Spirit of Laws" published. Three branches of government and constitutional monarchy.

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

In Europe - Prussia vs. Austria.
Colonies - Prussia's allies (England/France) vs. Austria's allies.
France loses control over the colonies.

Louis XVI

1756 - 1763

France helped the Americans to get back at Britain for the Seven Years War. This drained France's money / resources. They are so dumb.



Essay "Candide" published. Advocated free speech. Hated the church. "Crush the thing!" he said.



Essay "Social Contract" and "Emile" published.
Social Contract - General Will: people give governments right to rule. Government is a necessary evil. Society corrupts people ("chains"). People are "noble savages".
Emile - kids should learn on their own and teachers are there to make sure the kids don't hurt themselves or other people.
Considered against Englightenment because he was not in favor of reason, but of instinct and compulsory behavior.

National Assemby / Legislative Assembly

1789 - 1791

Abee Sieyes was the dude who said the third estate is the most important. Assignats were paper money backed by church property. Civil Constitution of the Clergy - put the church under state control. Dumbest move on the Legislative Assembly's part because it turned peasant's away from it. Constitution of 1791 - made Louis XIV a constitutional monarch.

1st French Republic

1792 - 1795

National Convention - French people go CRAZY! Committee of Public Safety - Executive branch run by Robespierre
Reign of Terror - Robespierre's attempt to weed out counterrevolutionaires. Killed lots and lots of peasants.
Thermidorian Reaction - the people kill Robespierre. Hurrah.

Directory / Oligarchy

1795 - 1799

5 man council. Kinda sucked but the people were okay with it because it provided peace and stability.


1799 - 1815

Concordat of 1801 - Made France Catholic again.
Napoleonic Code - Enlightened code because meritocracy, security of property, and abolished feudalism
Continental System (1806ish) - System of economic warfare against the British.
3 parts of empire - French Empire, Confederation of the Rhine. Duchy of Warsaw

Peninsular War - guerrilla warfare in Spain, "Spanish Ulcer"
Invasion of Russia - Did not go well for Napoleon. Scorched Earth Policy + Russian winter = Napoleon's downfall
Hundred Days - Napoleon returns after his exile in Elba
Battle of Waterloo - Napoleon's last battle with Britain and Prussia.


1814 - 1830

Louis XVI's grandson.
Charter of 1814 - Louis XVI as a constitutional monarchy.

Congress of Vienna

1815 - 1820

3 goals - legitimacy, reparations, and balance of power.
France's representative - Talleyrand. How was he treated you ask? That I am not sure of. But I do know he was a super good negotiator.
France at first was not treated harshly, then after the Hundred Days, France was required to pay more reparations.

Charles X

1824 - 1830

Super conservative.
July Ordinances - took away freedom of press and voting rights for the middle class. Also dissolved Chamber of Deputies. This angered the French people.

July Revolutions


Against Charles X. The people revolted and built barricades in the streets.

Louis Philippe

1830 - 1848

Called the Citizen King and his reign was known as the July Monarchy and the Bourgeois monarchy. He was different because he ruled simply and dressed in "citizens" clothes. Ignored the demands of the working class and that caused the February Revolt.

February Revolt

February, 1848

Against Louis Philippe. Resulted in the Provisional Government.

Provisional Government

March 1848 - May 1848

Louis Blanc was a socialist who wanted workshops to employ the urban poor of France. FAILURE.

June Days

June 1848

4 days in June. The workers were rioting over the closing of the workshops, because they paid the workers for doing basically nothing. Republic takes over.

2nd French Republic

June 1848 - 1852

Unicameral legislature. Any male could vote. President Louis Napoleon Bonaparte. Heavily influenced by socialism.

Holy Roman Empire



Renaissancey Wenaissancey! Invented the printing press. Influenced lots of things such as the spread of everything (bibles, newspapers, novels, etc. etc)

Martin Luther


Believed in Sola Fidei, or salvation through faith. Believed in the Priesthood of All Believers, which said that all people are equal to God. Was a conservative with government and politics.

Charles V

1519 - 1556

Known as the "Universal Monarch". His mother's parents were the monarchs of Spain and his grandparents on his father's side were from HRE. He split this land between his son, Philip II of Spain, and Charles VI of HRE, his brother.

Diet of Worms


Called Luther to recant. Luther didn't recant.

German Peasants Revolt


Used Luther's priesthood of all believers to justify equality in politics. Luther was like nah, stahp you theiving murderous horde.

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Counterreformation. Asserted the 7 sacraments, transubstantiation, reformed immoral clergy

Schmalkaldic War

1546 - 1548

Leage of Augsburg (Protestant leage) vs. Catholic priests. Charles V (Catholic) of HRE won.

Peace of Augsburg


"Cuius regio, euius religio."
"His realm, his religion."

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Protestants vs. Catholics, then everyone vs. Hapsburgs.
Started with Defenestration of Prague.
Richelieu sent troops to the aid of Sweden. The war was now a Catholic country (France) vs. another Catholic country (Spanish).

Peace of Westphalia


Netherlands independent. You can be Calvinist.

Confederation of the Rhine

1806 - 1815

Congress of Vienna

1815 - 1820

3 Goals: Reparations, balance of power, legitimacy
Poland is ruled under Russia as a "free and independent" state (yeah uh huh okay.)
Concert of Europe: United Kingdom, Austria, Russia and Prussia and France in an alliance to restore balance of power.

German Confederation

1815 - 1871


Frederick William I

1713 - 1740

Called "The Soldier King" because he makes Prussia into the Sparta of the North and had the military order of the Potsdam Giants.

War of Austrian Succession

1740 - 1748

Prussia vs. Austria. Austria wins, but Prussia gets Silesia.

Frederick II

1740 - 1786

Enlightened Reforms - Abolished serfdom, banned capital punishment, and protected religious minorities.
Pragmatic Sanction - violated this when he invaded Austria with the purpose of getting Silesia.

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

Prussia vs. Austria. Britain wins (typical).

Johan Herder

1780 - 1800

Philosopher who influenced a bunch of other philosophers such as Hegel, Nietzsche, and Goethe. Provided the basis for their writings. Also, his writings basically started Romanticism.

Gross deutsch vs. kleine deutsch debate


This was the debate over how the German states should be unified. Gross deutsch is unifying all German speakers in one state, while kleine deutsch is for unifying only the northern states and leaving out Austria.

George Friederick Hegel


Published Encyclopedia of Philosophical Sciences. Said that history advances through conflict and one phase of history creates its opposite.

Frankfurt Assembly


They wanted a new constitution which included an elected parliament and unification of the german states to form the German Empire (which doesn't happen). Crown offered to Frederick William IV. He rejected the crown, calling it a "crown from the gutter," because he was offered it by an elected parliament. Had it been offered to him by princes, he probs would have accepted it.


Center for music during Enlightenment.

Battle of Vienna


Ottomans attacked Vienna. Sobieski of Poland saves the day.

Charles VI

1711 - 1740

Pragmatic Sanction - said that his children must rule after him, even if it was a daughter.

War of Austrian Succession

1740 - 1748

Prussia (Frederick the Great) vs. Austria (Maria Theresa). Frederick the Great got Silesia.

Maria Theresa

1740 - 1780

Englightened reforms - reduced workload of serfs, reduced robot

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

Austria vs. Prussia (On continent fighting over territory)
Austria's allies (France/Russia) vs. Prussia's allies (Britain)
Treaty of Paris (1763) - no major changes in Europe. Off continent, Britain gets France's colonies in America.

Joseph II

1765 - 1790

His mother was Maria Theresa and he continued her reforms. Granted peasants the right to marry, abolished serfdom, was religiously tolerant, and eased persecution of the Jews.


1821 - 1848

in office from 1821 – 1848, 1st chancellor under the reigns of Francis I (1821–1835) & Ferdinand I (1835–1848).
Metternich System - censorship, espionage, suppression of nationalist and revolutionary ideas. Made to preserve political arrangements after Napoleon.
Carlsbad Decrees - no liberal professers in universities, censorship of the press, no nationalist clubs.
Concert of Europe - alliance between Austria, Prussia, Britain, and Russia to maintain balance of power in Europe. France later joined.
2 things he hates - liberalism and nationalism.

1848 Revolts


Revolt of 1848 in France inspires people of Austria to revolt as well. They want a reformed government. Metternich flees to England. Franz Joseph re-establishes the old way.


Political Organization - City-states



Emphasis on the individual. People decide their destiny. Influence by classical Greek and Rome.

Early Renaissance

1450 - 1600

Began in Florence

Prestige of Florence

1460 - 1470

Medici family ruled by banking. BOSS

Cesare Borgia

1476 - 1507

He was Pope Alexander VI's son. Machiavelli admired him because he was the first person to try to unite Italy.

Lorenzo de Medici

1478 - 1492

Banker who ruled Florence. Super-patron of the arts.

Friar Savonarola

1494 - 1498

Dominican Monk who accused Lorenzo de Medici of being an immoral, un-pious person. People believed him and kicked Lorenzo out. Then people realized he was wrong and burned him.

High Renaissance

1500 - 1527

In Rome.



Published "The Prince." It says that any way to maintain and gain power, no matter how corrupt, is just. "It is better to be feared than loved."

End of Italian Renaissance


Charles V invades Italy when el Moro invites him to.



"Book of the Courtier" published. Talks about the ideal Renaissance man. Basically that he can do a little bit of everything.



Published "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems". Proved Copernicus's theory of heliocentrism to be correct. The church freaked out and made him recant.

Cesare Beccaria


Published "On Crime and Punishment". Condemned torture and the death penalty.


1800 - 1850

Unification of Italy.
3 Groups - Young Italy (democracy), Sardinians (constitutional monarchy), Neo Guelfs (Catholic Theocracy)

Congress of Vienna

1815 - 1820

3 Goals - legitimacy, balance of power, reparations.
Italy - Large chunks given to Austria.

Giuseppe Mazzini


Romantic guy who is known as the "heart of Italian unification." His group was called Young Italy (People under 30). Wanted democracy.



Unsuccessful because revolts are divided between Young Italy, Sardinians, and Neo Guelfs.