AP European History Timeline

Main Time Periods

Renaissance

1300 - 1600

Late Middle Ages

1300 - 1450

Scientific Revolution

1500 - 1600

Reformation

1517 - 1563

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Industrial Revolution

1750 - 1850

Started in England
(dates are for Eng)

Romanticism

1780 - 1850

Age of Realpolitik

1848 - 1871

Age of Mass Politics

1871 - 1914

New Imperialism

1880 - 1914

Age Of Anxiety

1919 - 1939

Time after WWI + due to Great Depression

Major Wars

Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453

France vs England

Religious Wars

1560 - 1648

French Civil War

1562 - 1594

Power Struggle between noble families
War of 3 Henrys

Spanish Armada

1588

30 Years' War

1618 - 1648

Four Phases:
Bohemian Phase
Danish Phase
Swedish Phase
French/International Phase

Defenestration of Prague

1618

Started 30 Years' War

English Civil War

1642 - 1649

Cavaliers vs. Roundheads
King vs. Oliver Cromwell
Puritans + Presbyterians

War of the League of Augsburg

1689 - 1697

War of Spanish Succession

1702 - 1713

War of Austrian Succession

1740 - 1748

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

World War I

June 28, 1914 - 1918

Started with Killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Princip who was a member of the "Black Hand"

Russian Revolution

1917 - 1918

Reds vs Whites (?)

World War II

September 1, 1939 - 1945

Started with Invasion of Poland
Ended with Japan's unconditional surrender

Cold War

1946 - 1991

Mostly Between USSR + US
Ended with fall of Soviet Union