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In History
  • 18

    The Novel

    The Novel
    became a new form of literature (Miguel Cervantes wrote Don Quixote)
  • 18

    All weather roads

    All weather roads
    were created to improve year round transport and trade
  • 1215

    The Magma Carta

    The Magma Carta
    was signed establishing the foundations of English rights
  • 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    developed the heliocentric theory
  • 1543


    used the telescope to support the proof of the heliocentric theory
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    discovered planetary motion
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    showed that the heart acted as a pump to circulate blood throughout the body
  • The English Civil War

    The English Civil War
    began between the Roundheads (supporters of Parliament) and the Cavaliers (supports of the king)
  • Louis XIV

    Louis XIV
    became the king of France
  • Oliver Cromwell

    Oliver Cromwell
    began his rule of England as the Lord Protector
  • Charles I of England

    Charles I of England
    was beheaded
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    published Leviathan-social contract (people give up rights to a strong ruler who maintains order)
  • The Restoration of Charles II

    The Restoration of Charles II
    the monarchy was put back in control in England
  • James II

    James II
    became the King of England
  • The age of Reason

    The age of Reason
    (the Enlightenment) began
  • Isaac Newon

    Isaac Newon
    published his law of gravity
  • William and Mary

    William and Mary
    became the leaders of England (this is referred to as the Glorious Revolution)
  • The English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights
    was passed laying out specific rights on Parliament and putting limits in royal power
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    published Two treaties on Government-it was his theory of "natural rights" (life,liberty, and property)
  • Francois- Marie Arouet

    Francois- Marie Arouet
    changed his name to Voltaire and goes on to champion individual freedoms
  • The Westernization of Russia

    The Westernization of Russia
    was started by Peter the Great
  • St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg
    became the capital of Russia under Peter the Great
  • The Palace of Versailles

    The Palace of Versailles
    was built under the region of Louis XIV
  • Peter I

    Peter I
    became the Czar of Russia
  • The Classical Period

    The Classical Period
    began in art, music, and architecture (Haydn and Mozart were composers)
  • Montesquieu

    published On the Spirit of Laws-detailing separation of powers in government
  • The Baroque Period

    The Baroque Period
    began in art, music, and architecture (Bach and Handel were composers)
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Jean Jacques Rousseau
    wrote The Social Contract-free individuals create a society and government
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    began having been influenced by the Enlightenment and American Revolution
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    began which was heavily influenced by the Age of Enlightment
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution
    was ratified on the United States
  • The Storming of the Bastille

    The Storming of the Bastille
    was the symbolic start of the French Revolution
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    (first 10 amendments) was added to the Constitution of the United States
  • Marie Antoinette was executed

    Marie Antoinette was executed
    at the guillotine
  • Louis XVI was executed

    Louis XVI was executed
    at the guillotine
  • The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror
    marked a period of mass executions during the French Revolution
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    introduced a vaccine to prevent small pox
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte
    seized power in France in a coup d'etat
  • Eugene Delacroix

    Eugene Delacroix
    began the transition of art to the Romantic School