Chapter 17 timeline

  • Feb 22, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
    talks about the universe
  • Galileo Galilei

    Starry Messenger
    talks about what he can see through his spyglass.
  • Rene Descartes

    Discourse on Method
    talks about seeking the truth in science
  • Isaac Newton

    talks about the principles of life
  • John Locke

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding
    about his second Treatise on Civil Government
  • Catherine the Great

    rules russia
  • Reign of Frederick William I

    Doubled size of his army
  • Hanovers

    take British crown
  • Daily newspaper

    The first daily newspaper printed in London
  • Reign of Frederick II

    Reigned in prussia
  • War of Austrian Succession

    King Georges war
  • Maria Theresa inherits the Austrian throne

    inherits the Austrian throne
  • Montesque

    The Spirit of the Laws
    is a treatise on political theory
  • Diderot

  • Rousseau

    Discourse on the Origins of the Inequality of Mankind
    not recognized by the prize committee for this piece
  • Period: to

    Seven Years’ War

    The war was driven by the antagonism
  • Voltaire

    Treatise on Toleration
  • Rousseau

    The Social Contract
    the best way to set up a political community
  • Cesare Beccaria

    On Crimes and Punishments  
    talked about torture and death
  • Stamp Act

    imposed on colonies
    needed money
  • first Continental Congress

    meet in Philadelphia
  • Adam Smith

    The Wealth of Nations
    Is reflection on economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris is signed
  • Mary Wollstonecraft

    A Vindication of the rights of Woman
    first great feminist treatise