Historical Development of the European Ideas that eventually formed Classical Liberalism

  • Jan 1, 1400

    The Renaissance (14th to 16th centuries)

  • Jan 1, 1517

    Protestant Reformation

  • American Revolution

  • French Revolution

  • The Enlightenment (18th Century)

  • The Industrial Revolution (18th and 19th centuries)

  • Liberalism

    a movement born out of the ideas of the Enlightenment (political parent) and the Industrial Revolution (economic parent)