• Milky Way

    A scientist named Galileo invented the microscope and discovered that the Milky Way was made up of stars.
  • Galileo

    Galileo published Dialouge concerning Two CHief World Systems. This included the views of Ptolemy and Copernicus. It showed Galileos supports for them.
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes, an English thinker wrote a book called Leviathan. He thought that people were selfish and greedy because of the violence of the English civil war.
  • The Sceptical Chemist

    Robert Boyle created The Sceptical Chemist. It described how matter was a cluster of tiny particles.
  • The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

    Newton published his best work of all time, it wa called The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy . In this he explained the law of gravity. It mainly says that gravity affects objects in the universe as well as on Earth.
  • Mocked The Wrong Person

    Francois-Marie Arouet made fun of the Duke of New Orleans, and he was put in prison for 11 months.
  • King

    The king of Prussia thought that he was supposed to rule with absolute power to build Prussia's strength.
  • Publication

    The government tried to stop publication because the Encyclopedia criticized the church, but the man who wrote it (Diderot) continued writing the rest in secret.
  • Catherine II

    Catherine II became the ruler of Russia. She wanted to establish order and justice while supporting education.
  • Diderot

    Diderot finished the last volume of the Encyclopedia
  • Joseph II

    Joseph II became the ruler of Austria. He wanted to have an ambitious reform program.
  • The Constitution

    Delegates made a constitution in Philadelphia to revise Articles
  • Desperate

    King Louis XVI tried to tax the Second Estate because he became so desperate for money.
  • Winter

    In 1788, the worst winter in 80 years came. Frozen water made it to where water wheels could not work so they didnt power the mills to ground wheat into flour.
  • Revolution

    France first saw the upheaval of revolution
  • Unhappy

    The first and second estates, the upper clergy and the nobility were all unhappy. They had all lost power to the Monnarchy so they were really dissapointed.
  • Death

    Joseph II died, but before he died they forced him to revoke some of his reforms.