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1451- Printing Press and Gutenberg Bible printed-

1451 - 1452

it made it easier for people to get accurte information to be copied faster

1492- Christopher Columbus

1492 - 1495

Discovered the Americas.

1516-Erasmus wrote a book that named problems in the church.

1516 - 1517

His work laid the foundations for Luther's Reformation

1517- Luther posts 95 Thesis-

1517 - 1518

The Ninety-Five Theses criticized the church and many of its practices, especially the sale of indulgences. The Theses also outlined many of Luther’s own beliefs.

1525-William Tyndale

1525 - 1526

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

1534- King Henry VIII-

1534 - 1535

In England the major figure of the Reformation was King Henry VIII. Because he had no sons and his wife couldn’t have any more children, Henry asked the pope to officially end his marriage. Henry wanted to get married again so that he could have a son to whom he could leave his throne

1534- Ignatius of Loyola-

1534 - 1535

He founded the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus). The Jesuits were one of the major spearheads of the Counter-Reformation.

1541-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

Spanish clergy was among to the first fight back against protestant reformation

1543 Nicolaus Copernicus-

1543 - 1544

He was important of scholars. He published a book named the praise of folly. He wanted to get rid of some churches rituals.

1545- Council of Trent-

1545 - 1546

The new religious orders were one response to reform, but many Catholic leaders felt that more change was needed. They decided to call together a council of church leaders

1562- Hugenots-

1562 - 1563

Huguenots were massacred at Vassy, France, provoking the first war of religion in that country.

1572- St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre -

1572 - 1573

King Charles IX of France, under the sway of his mother, Catherine de Medici, orders the assassination of Huguenot Protestant leaders in Paris, setting off an orgy of killing that results in the massacre of tens of thousands of Huguenots all across France.

1577-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 to


1590 - 1591

During the 1st century AD (year 100), glass had been invented and the Romans were looking through the glass and testing it.

1598- Edict of Nantes-

1598 - 1599

Signed by Henri IV of France at Nantes on April 13th, 1598, the edict put a temporary end to the ferocious religious wars between Roman Catholics and Protestants which had torn France apart since the 1560s.

1600- Johannes Kepler-

1600 - 1601

Signed by Henri IV of France at Nantes on April 13th, 1598, the edict put a temporary end to the ferocious religious wars between Roman Catholics and Protestants which had torn France apart since the 1560s


1600 - 1601

The history of the telescope dates back to the early 1600s. Galileo Galilei is commonly credited for inventing the telescope, but this is not accurate.

1610-1625- Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes and the Scientific Method-

1610 - 1625

t has been said that both modern philosophy and modern mathematics began with the work of Rene Descartes.

1613- Galileo Galilei-

1613 - 1614

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was born in Pisa, Tuscany.

1648- 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 s of freedom of religion in the United States.


1654 - 1655

Thermometers measure temperature, by using materials that change in some way when they are heated or cooled.


1663 - 1664

Calculus was invented by Newton and Leibnitz at the end of the 17th century. While algebra had been an important addition to mathematics in the immediately preceding centuries, it provided mainly a notational convenience. A very significant convenience, to be sure, but it did not provide much additional power to mathematical investigations


1663 - 1664

a barometer is an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.

1687- Sir Isaac Newton-

1687 - 1688

Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was one of the greatest Philosophers, Mathematicians, and Scientists (along with many other things) ever to live.