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Printing Press

1455 - 1456

John Gutenberg created the printing press. It is significant because, it allowed people to create things faster and better, and it took less time than having people taking messages.

Foundations for Luther's Reformation

1516 - 1517

Erasmus wrote a book that named problems in the church. His work laid the foundations for Luther's Reformation.

95 Theses

1517 - 1518

Martin Luther made the 95 theses because the church wasn't doing the right things, and he wanted to made sure others knew about it. The 95 theses, which is a list of 95 complaints.

William Tyndale

1525 - 1526

He traveled the bible into English. This allowed people to read the bible and start to question the practices of corrupt leaders.

King Henry VIII

1534 - 1535

In England, he was the major figure of the Reformation.

Ignatius of Loyola

1534 - 1535

He founded the Jesiuts (the society of Jesus). The Jesuits were one of the major spearheads of the counter-reformation.

Francis Xavier

1541 - 1542

he was one of the original Jesuits and one of the greatest missionaries of all time.He was invited to go to the East Indies by John III of Portugal.


1542 - 1543

The Inquisition was when members hunted down and punished converted Muslims or Jews who were suspected of keeping teir old beliefs.

Nicolaus Copernicus

1543 - 1544

Wrote a book about Scientific Revolution

Council of Trent

1545 - 1546

A meeting clergy from across Europe come together to discuss, debate, and eventually reform Catholic Teaching


1562 - 1563

French protestants

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1572 - 1573

Incident in the war, killed 3,000 protestants

Tycho Brahe

1577 - 1578

Emphasized the importance of careful observations and detailed, accurate records. He charted the positions of more than 750 stars. This made evidence and facts important also.


1590 - 1591

Zacharias Janssen invented the microscope, and Galileo used it to study the planets.

Edict of Nantes

1598 - 1599

Johannes Kepler

1600 - 1601


1609 - 1610

Francis Bacon, Rene Descarter and the Scientific Method

1610 - 1625

Galileo Galilei

1613 - 1614


1643 - 1644

Treaty of westphalia

1648 - 1649

Ended the Thirty Year War. It allowed rulers to determine whether their countries would be Catholic or Protestant. This is the beginning of the freedom of religion in the United States.

Sir Isaac Newton

1687 - 1688


1714 - 1715

Christopher Columbus

1942 - 1943

Discovered the Americans.


1984 - 1985