Early Modern Europe

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The Renaissance

1350 - 1550

Age of self-concious revival. They wanted to bring back ideas from Periclean Athens and Republican Rome. "Rebirth"

Invention of the Printing Press

1440

Medici Family rules

1450 - 1550

Risen through the ranks in banking and textiles, gained a noble title and ruled over a pretend government.

War of the Roses

1455 - 1485

fight for the English throne after the Hundred Year's War, Finally Henry the VII took the throne in 1485

Erasmus

1466 - 1536

Vasco de Gama

1497

Makes landfall in India

Machiavelli serves in the Republic

1499 - 1512

Ruled as a diplomat, civil servant, and military overseer. Then dismissed once Medici came to power again in late 1512. After that he wrote The Prince, dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici.

Martin Luther 95 Theses

1517

Hernan Cortes seizes Mexico

1521

The Council of Trent

1546 - 1563

council created to address the challenges of Protestantism by clarifying the teachings and practices of the Catholic church

First Permanent Trading Post

1555

Established by the Portuguese in China

Peace of Augsburg

1555

granted Lutheranism legal recognition and established relgion by land law

France's religiously charged civil war

1562

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacure

1572

Edict of Nantes (France)

1598

Henry IV guaranteed religious freedom under certain conditions

First Settlement in Virgina

1607

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648