Copernicus was a Polish astronomer that came up with ideas such as a heliocentric universe in which the planets orbit the sun.
1561 - 1626
Bacon was an English philosopher that used the scientific method and inductive reasoning.
Life of Galileo
1564 - 1642
Galileo came up with many technological advances such as the invention of the telescope and Galileo's paradox of infinite sets.
Life of Kepler
1571 - 1630
Kepler was one of the first astronomers to accept Copernicus's theory of a heliocentric universe.
Life of Hobbes
1588 - 1679
Hobbes was an English philosopher that supported the idea of Royal Absolutism. He also came up with the book Leviathan which was an act of social contracts.
Age of Reason
1600 - 1700
The breakthrough of many scientific and other educational breakthroughs. Many other great philosophers lived through this time.
Life of Locke
1632 - 1704
Locke was an English philosopher that believed in the idea of Tabula Rasa. This was that everyone was born with a blank slate and what you do throughout your life shapes you and determines if you are bad or good.
Life of Newton
1642 - 1727
In Newton's life he made many advances in things such as math and calculus.
Life of Voltaire
1694 - 1778
Voltaire made many social and political breakthroughs. He believed everyone should have their freedoms especially religious. He was very against organized religion.
Reign of Maria Theresa
1740 - 1780
Maria Theresa was a great leader that tried to make many reforms such as eliminated serfs and some worked out and some did not.