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    Revelotion Timeline

  • Galileo Improves the Telescope

    Galileo Improves the Telescope
    Galileo improves the telscope by making it more accurate and clearer. He was in the process of making new discoveries in outer space when he decided to do so. Without his help, we would not be where we are today.
  • 30 Years War

    30 Years War
    The 30 Years War was between the Catholics and the Protestants. This caused the Holy Empire to divided into two states that act indepentantly. The war involoved all of Europe, excluding England.
  • Galileo Stands Trial

    Galileo Stands Trial
    Galileo stood trail before the Inquisition. He recant that he would not use the Copernican theory just so he could save his own life. The pope sent him under house arrest in his house where he spent the rest of his life.
  • The Sun King

    The Sun King
    Louis XIV was King of France for 72 years form 1638-1714. He tried to make France the most powerful country in Europe by fighting numerous wars. In spite of many brilliant victories, Louis fails in the end, but the reign of the extraordinary king produces a golden age of art and literature.
  • English Civil War

    English Civil War
    James I beings ideas of the Divine Rights of the King to Parliement. His son, Charles, continues the conflit with parliement.They fight against Oliver Cromwell, who lead the Round head army. Cromwell wins the battle and removes all of the disagreers of parliement.
  • Elightenment

    Elightenment was a philosophical movement. It was a time of "enlighting" science, the church, and the state. John Locke, Monteque, Voltaire, and Diderot were some of the "Thinkers of Enlightenment".
  • The Anglo Dutch Wars

    The Anglo Dutch Wars
    English and Dutch navies clash when a Dutch fleet in English waters refuses to salute the English flag. The counties are jealious of each others trading sucess. Weakened by many land wars against France, Holland loses some of her power, but this tiny country still remains the greatest trading nation in the world.
  • Palace of Versailles

    Palace of Versailles
    30,000 workers build Louis XIV's magnificent Palace of Versailles, one of the most extravagant buildings in the world. Frech nobility lead idle lives at Versailles and sow seeds of discontent leading to the French Revelution a century later. This palace is the home of all the rulers after Louis XIV also.
  • Newton Publishes His Greatest Work

    Newton Publishes His Greatest Work
    Newton's greatest work was "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy" or the "Principia". This was about the law of universal gravitation that he discovered. He also developed calculus, a mathemactial way to figure out his theory of gravitation.
  • John Locke Publishes His Book

    John Locke Publishes His Book
    Locke publishes "Two Treaties on Civil Government'. This book is about the argument that government should protect people's natural rights. He also describes the importance of the fairness of the law.
  • Peter the Great Fights Sweden

    Peter the Great Fights Sweden
    Peter the Great fought Sweden. He does this in order to acquirea warm-water port. Russia was blocked from ports because of the ice, but if he gets Sweden's port, they will have fair trade through out the whole year.
  • England And Scotland

    England And Scotland
    England and Scotland join to form Great Britian. They have one Parliement representing both countries. The countries tried multiple times to unite but it failed several times. Finally in 1707, they signed the treaty and united.
  • Francois-Marie Arouet Was Jailed

    Francois-Marie Arouet Was Jailed
    Francois was a philosipher that wrote a poem about the Duke of Orleans. But when the duke found out, he was furious because he thought Francois was making fun of him. So he sent Francois to prison for 11 months.
  • Charles VI's Death

    Charles VI's Death
    Charles VI of the Hapsburg Holy Roman Empire dies. when he is gone, there is no male hier. But the Pragmatic Sanctiion, which he wrote before he past away, stated that the throne must be passed to a female hier if there is no male to take his place. So, Maria Theresa took the throne.
  • Montesquieu publishes book, On the Spirit of Laws

    Montesquieu publishes book, On the Spirit of Laws
    Montesquieu strongly supported seperation of powers and checks and balances. "One the Spirit of Laws" was about how seperation of powers keeps anyone from having too much control of the government.
  • Seven Year's War

    Seven Year's War
    Prussia and Great Britian fought against austia, France, and Russia in this wars. No one won this war because they both exhausted themselves and gave up. But, Fredrick did push his opponents out of Prussia.
  • Catherine Ruler of Russia

    Catherine Ruler of Russia
    She over throws her husband and reigns as Empress of Russia. She allowed religious freedom, encourages learning, and expands the empire. She also reduced taxes and gave townspeople and nobles absolute power over their lands and servants.
  • Diderot Writes the Encyclopedia

    Diderot Writes  the Encyclopedia
    Diderot finished the Encyclpedias in 1772. It took him 27 years to write 17 volumes. He had troubles publishing them because the government thought they were criticizing the church, and the legal system.
  • French Revolution Begins

    French Revolution Begins
    Pesants in France wanted a new society where everyone was equal and had the right to "liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression". In order to make this dream a reality, they executed many nobles and other "enemies of the Revolution".
  • French Revelution Ends

    French Revelution Ends
    Between 1789 and 1799 France was wracked by a revolution which radically changed the government, administration, military and culture of the nation as well as encouraging Europe into a series of wars. France went from a largely feudal state under an absolutist monarch to a republic which executed the king and then to an empire under Napoleon Bonaparte.