Chapter 17

  • Period: Feb 22, 1500 to

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  • Feb 22, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus published Revolutions of the heavenly spheres

    Offered an alternate model of Ptolemy's geocentric system.
  • Galileo published Starry Messenger

    First scientific treatise published on observations througha telescope.
  • First daily newspaper was printed in London by Joris Veseler

  • Descartes publishes Discourse on method

    Very influential work on study of modern philosophy.
  • Newton publishes Principia

    Talks about much of the math and science behind the Industrial Revolution.
  • Locke wrote Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    Concerns foundation of Human Knowledge and Understanding.
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    Reign of Frederick William the 1st

  • Hanovers took the British crown

  • Maria Theresa inherited the Austrian throne

  • War of Austrian Succession

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    Reign of Frederick William the 2nd

  • Montesque wrote the Spirit of Laws.

  • Rousseau wrote Discourse on the Origins of the Inequality of Mankind

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    Seven years war

  • Rousseau wrote the Social Contract

  • Catherine the Great started her rule of Russia

  • Voltaire wrote the Treatise ofToleration.

  • Cesare Beccaria wrote On Crimes and Punishment

  • Stamp Act imposed on colonies

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    Diderot publishes the Encyclopedia

  • First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia

  • Adam Smith wrote the Wealth of Nations

  • Treaty of Paris is signed

  • Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication on the Rights of Women