Chapter 18

Chapter 18, Kyle Hardison

Copernicus's 'On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres'

1543

Kepler formulates the three laws of planetary motion

1609 - 1619

Descartes' mathematical vision

1619

Galileo's 'Dialogue on the Two Chief Systems of the World'

1632

The Trial of Galileo

1633

The Royal Society of London created

1662

'Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds'

1686

Newton's 'Mathematical Principals of Natural Philosophy'

1687

Locke's 'Second Treatise of Civil Government'

1690

Bayle's 'Historical and Critical Dictionary'

1697

Montesquieu's 'The Persian Letters'

1721

Maria Theresa gives Silesia to Prussia

1742

Montesquieu's 'The Spirit of Laws'

1748

Peter III overthrown in Russia

1762

Rousseau's 'The Social Contract'

1762

'Encyclopedia'

1765

Catherine orders new law codes to be made

1767

'System of Nature'

1770

Condorcet's 'Progress of the Human Mind'

1793