European History

  • Jan 18, 1350

    The Italian Renaissance begins

    This begain a shift in thinking to a more modern and worldly thinking that will lead to change through out Europe
  • Period: Jan 18, 1350 to

    European History

  • Jan 18, 1455

    Guttenbern prints Bible using movable type

    With the invention of the printing press books become more available.
  • Jan 18, 1492

    Columbus discovers the New World

    Columbus set sail looking for a sea route to India but instead found the New World. Columbus believed he had landed on the West Indies.
  • Jan 18, 1517

    Martin Luther intiates the Protestant Reformation

    Martin Luther writes the "95 Theses" and posts it on the church door starting the Protestant Reformation
  • Period: Jan 18, 1520 to

    Europe in Crisis

  • Jan 18, 1534

    Henry VIII creates the Church of England

    Henry VIII creates the Church of England in order to annull his marriages to multiple wifes in order to have a male heir.
  • Jan 18, 1545

    The Council of Trent is formed

    The Council of Trent reaffirmed raditional Catholic teachings in opposition to Protestant beliefs.
  • Jan 18, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England

    Mary was a daugther of Henry VIII, the House of Tudor, and took over the throne from Mary her half sister.
  • Jan 18, 1562

    Wars of Religion Begin

    Calvinism and Catholicism became highly militant religions.
  • Jan 18, 1566

    Violence erupts between Calvinists and CAtholics in the Netherlands

    Calvinists are followers of protestant reformer John Calvin.
  • Jan 18, 1580

    golden Age of English theater begins

  • Wars of Religion End

  • Elizabeth I dies

  • 30 Year Wars begin in Germany

  • Civil war in England begins

  • Louis XIV comes to the throne of France at age 4

  • Peace of Westphalia end the 30 Years War

  • "Glorious Revolution"

  • English estabilsh colonial empire in North America