Johann Gutenberg develops the printing press. It uses movable type, which makes the mass production of books possible and allows ideas to spread more quickly.
Erasmus wrote a book called The Praise of Folly, and he named the problems in the the church
When Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, The Reformation begin. Soon others unhappy with church practices also began to criticise the church.
King Henry split from the Catholic church and created his own church called Anglican Church.
Founded the Society of Jesus, of the Jesuits. His goal was to teach young men about Catholic ideas in the hope that they would reject protestant ones.
Thousands of French protestants die in the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre.
Sir Isaac Newton publishes Principia Mathematica
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