Chapter 17 Timeline

  • Feb 24, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus publishes On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

  • The first daily newspaper printed in London

  • Galileo Galilei publishes Starry Messenger

  • Rene Descartes writes Discourse on Method

  • John Locke writes Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Isaac Newton publishes Principia

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    Reign of Frederick William I

  • Hanovers take British crown

  • Period: to

    Catherine the Great rules Russia

  • Maria Theresa inherits the Austrian throne

  • Period: to

    Reign of Frederick II

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    War of Austrian Succession

  • Montesque writes The Spirit of the Laws

  • The years in which Diderot published the Encyclopedia

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

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    Beginning and end of the Seven Years’ War

  • Rousseau writes The Social Contract

  • Voltaire writes Treatise on Toleration

  • On Crimes and Punishments  written by Cesare Beccaria

  • Stamp Act imposed on colonie

  • 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 Woman