Chapter 17

Main

The Re-Emergence of Serfdom in Eastern Europe

1400 - 1650

The Fall of Constantinople to the Turks

1453

Ivan III

1462 - 1505

Ivan III Feels Strong Enough to Stop Acknowledging the Khan as Supreme Ruler

1480

Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

1520 - 1566

The Ottoman Turks Armies Are Almost Captured in Vienna

1529

Ivan IV "The Terrible"

1533 - 1584

Suleiman the Magnificent Dies

1566

Nobles Gain Complete Control of Their Peasants in Poland

1574

Ivan the Terrible Ushered in an Era of Confusion and Violent Struggles for Power

1584

"Time of Troubles"

1598 - 1613

Ivan IV's Son Dies

1598

The Right of Peasants To Move From a Given Estates Was Abolished in Russia

1603

Michael Romanov Elected the New Hereditary Tsar

1613

The Bohemian Estates Rose Up In Defense Of Protestant Rights

1618

Thirty Years' Was

1618 - 1648

Ferdinand II

1619 - 1637

The Revolt of the Bohemian Estates Was Crushed

1620

Growth of Absolutism in Austria and Prussia

1620 - 1688

Ferdinand III

1637 - 1657

Frederick the "Great Elector" Came to Power

1640

Frederick William

1640 - 1688

Alexis

1645 - 1676

The Peasants Are Completely Enserfed

1649

Nikon Introduces Religious Reforms

1652

In Prussia, Peasants were forced into Hereditary Subjugation

1653

The Great Elector Reconfirmed the Nobility's Privileges

1653

The Great Elector Got Bradenburg

1653

The Wild Tartars of The Crimea in Russia Swept Through Prussia

1656 - 1657

The Great Elector Got Prussia

1661

Russia Gained A Large Mass Of Ukraine

1667

The Cossacks, Under Stenka Razin, Move Up the Volga River

1670 - 1671

Elector Frederick III, "The Ostentatious"

1688 - 1713

The Great Elector Dies

1688

Peter Overturned the Regency and Took Control

1689

Charles XI of Sweden Ordered the Construction of His Royal Palace

1693

Peter Conquered Azov

1696

Charles XII

1697 - 1718

The Great Northern War

1700 - 1721

Peter the Great's Armies Seized the Outpost that Became St. Petersburg

1702

The Hungarians Rise up Under Prince Francis Rakoczy

1703

Russian Victory at Poltava

1709

Charles Vi

1711 - 1740

Charles VI Proclaims the Pragmatic Sanction

1713

Frederick William I "The Soldiers' King"

1713 - 1740

Karlsruhe is Founded

1715

Peter the Great Dies

1735

Elizabeth

1741 - 1762

St. Petersburg Became One of the World's Largest Cities

1782