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Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

1492

World Exploration

Henry XIII

1500 - 1550

Renaissance King.

95 Theses Posted

1517

Protestant reformation.

Wars of Religion

1520 - 1648

Sack of Rome by Charles V

1526

Habsburgs vs. Valois fighting over land. Wanted Italian city states.

Counter Reformation

1550

Council of Trent.

Mary Tudor

1550

Bloody Mary

Scientific Revolution

1550 - Present

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1570

Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English

1588

Spain no longer great power, from long decline of Spain.
Elizabeth I vs. Philip II. England now rules the seas = when Napoleon created continental system didn't hurt England, did hurt continent.

Global Trade

1600 - 1800

global trade = slaves/cash crops = excess capitol = industrial revolution

30 Years War

1618 - 1648

Last of the Religious Wars

Englightenment

1630 - Present

Inter-Regnum

1644

Killed Charles I. Cromwell took over. Civil war over religion. Cromwell uber protestant.

Louis XIV

1650 - 1719

Sun King. Created new structure for court. Spent all of treasury/alienated the people.

Glorious Revolution

1688

Took out James II, replaced with William of Orange/Mary. Rulers there by people's choice, not g-d's.

War of Spanish Succession

1712

Spanish decline. England gets more land.

French Revolution

1788 - 1815

England doing well for 100y, why not France.
Voltaire/Enlightenment/enlightened despots.
Ends w/ Napoleon