Transformations in Europe 1500-1750

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Spain's Golden Century

1500 - 1600

Protestant revolution begins

1519

Ottoman Wars

1526 - 1571

Scientific revolution begins

1540 - 1550

Improved windmills and increased land drainage

1540 - 1570

Catholic reformation begins

1545

German Wars of Religion

1546 - 1555

French Wars of Religion

1562 - 1598

Netherlands Revolt

1566 - 1648

Witch hunts increase

1570 - 1600

Dutch develop flyboats

1590

Holland's Golden Century

1600 - 1700

Depletion of forests

1600 - 1700

Galileo's astronomical telescope

1609

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Civil English War

1642 - 1648

Anglo-Dutch Wars

1652 - 1678

Wars of Louis XIV

1667 - 1697

Canal du Midi completed

1682

Ottoman Wars

1683 - 1697

The Enlightenment Begins

1700

Great Northern War

1700 - 1721

War of the Spanish Succession

1701 - 1714

English mine 5 mil tons of coal per year

1750

Lisbon earthquake

1755