• Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Chapter 17

  • May 22, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Publishes famous book called on the revolutions of the heavenly spheres. it was the theory that the the earth revolved around the sun.
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo publishes the stary messenger to get Europeans aware of the new view of the universe.
  • Rene Descartes

    published his Discourse on Method. He wrote this to put to rest some of the confusion and doubt of the 17th century trying to show the separation of mind and matter.
  • Isaac Newton

    wrote his major work on the mathematical Principles of natural philosophy in it he explained the three laws of motion.
  • John Locke

    Published his essay concerning human understanding, He argued that every person was born with a blank mind.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft

    Wrote the Vindication of the rights of Women to try to change peoples mind on the trights of women.
  • London

    Newspapers were relatively cheap and were even provided free in many coffeehouses
  • Hanover

    They took over when queen anne died without an heir.
  • Maria Theresa

    She inherited the throne and worked to centralize and strengthened the state of the austrian empire.
  • Montesque

    His famous work the spirit of laws was a study of government. He tried to use scientific method to find the natural laws that govern the social and political relationships of human beings.
  • Frederick William 1st

    he maintained a highly efficient bureaucracy of civil sevice workers in persia
  • Seven years war

    Took place in north america otherwise known as the french and indian war.
  • Frederick 2nd

    Was one of the best educater and most cultured monarchs of all time.
  • Diderot

    From 1751 to 1772 he wrote the encyclopedia according to to him to change the general way of thinking.
  • War

    Austria allied with france and russia to fight perssia and the british.
  • Rousseau

    Writes the discourse on the orgins of the inequality of mankind and he argued that people had adopted laws and government to preserve there private property
  • Rousseau

    Published the social contract and by it is about the society agrees to be governed by its general will.
  • Catherine

    She was an intelligent woman who was the ruler of russia/
  • Voltaire

    In 1763 he wrote his book that reminded governments that all men are brothers under god.
  • Stamp act

    parliament imposed the stamp act on the colonies and was one of the many reasons why the revolution happened
  • First continental congress

    Firsst met to decide to go to war with britain and earn freedom
  • Adam Smith

    Wrote his famous book the wealth of nations, he believed that the state should not interfere in economic matters
  • Treaty of Paris

    officially ended the war with britain.