Chapter 17

By vsunde
  • Feb 25, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus publishes "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres"

  • Galileo Galilei publishes "Starry Messenger"

  • Rene Descartes writes "Discourse on Method"

  • Isaac Newton publishes "Principia"

  • John Locke writes "Essay Concerning Human Understanding"

  • The first daily newspaper printed in London.

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    Reign of Frederick William I

  • Hanovers take British crown.

  • Marie Theresa inherits the Austrian throne.

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    War of Austrian Succession

  • Montesque writes "The Spirit of the Laws"

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    Diderot published "The Encyclopedia"

  • Rousseau writes "Discourse on the Orgins of the Inequality of Mankind"

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    Seven Years War.

  • Rousseau writes "The Social Contract"

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    Catherine the Great rules Russia.

  • Voltaire writes "Treatsie on Toleration"

  • Cesare Beccaria writes "On Crimes and Punishments"

  • Stamp act imposed on Colonies.

  • First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia

  • Adam Smith writes "The Wealth of Nations"

  • Treaty of Paris signed.

  • Mary Wollstonecraft writes "A Vindication of the Rights of Women"