Absolutism - World Exploration

  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Absolutism to World Exploration

  • Period: Jan 1, 1514 to Jan 1, 1564

    Andreas Vesalius

  • Period: Jan 1, 1516 to Jan 1, 1558

    Reign of Charles V of Spain

  • Jan 23, 1516

    Charles V becomes ruler of Spanish Empire

    after grandfather Ferdinand dies
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Luther begins Protestant Reformation

  • Jun 26, 1519

    Charles V becomes ruler of Holy Roman Empire

  • Period: Jan 1, 1533 to

    Reign of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia

  • Jan 1, 1543

    Revolution in astronomy begins

  • Sep 25, 1555

    Peace of Augsburg established

  • Oct 25, 1555

    Reign of Charles V ends

  • Period: Jan 1, 1556 to

    Reign of Philip II of Spain

  • Jan 1, 1558

    Mary Tudor of England dies

  • Period: Jan 1, 1558 to

    Reign of Elizabeth I of England

  • Sep 21, 1558

    Death of Charles V

    Charles V dies at the age of 58 in Yuste, Spain of malaria
  • Jul 10, 1559

    King Henry II of France dies

  • Period: Dec 5, 1560 to May 30, 1574

    Reign of Charles IX of France

  • Period: Jan 1, 1561 to

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • Period: Mar 1, 1562 to

    French Wars of Religion

  • Jan 1, 1563

    Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion

  • Period: Jan 1, 1564 to

    William Shakespeare

  • Period: Jan 1, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

  • Period: Jan 1, 1566 to Jan 1, 1576

    Calvinist revolt against Spain

  • Period: Jan 1, 1567 to

    Claudio Monteverdi

  • Jan 1, 1568

    Scottish throne abdicated to James I

  • Jan 1, 1569

    Poland-Lithuania formed

  • Oct 7, 1571

    Battle of Lepanto

  • Aug 24, 1572

    St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

  • Period: May 16, 1573 to May 12, 1575

    Reign of Henry III of France

  • Period: to

    Hugo Grotius

  • Assassination of William of Orange

  • Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded

  • England defeats Spanish Armada

  • Period: to

    Reign of Henry IV of France

  • Henry IV of France publicly embraces Catholicism

  • Freedom of worship for Dutch Jews

  • Edict of Nantes

  • Shakespeare's Hamlet is written

  • Period: to

    Reign of James I of Scotland/England

  • King James Bible is authorized

  • Expulsion of Moriscos

  • Period: to

    Reign of Michael Romanov of Russia

  • Period: to

    The Thirty Years' War

  • The Defenestration of Prague

  • African slaves transported to Virginia

  • Period: to

    Reign of Emperor Ferdinand II of Bohemia

  • New Plymouth Colony is founded

  • Edict of Restitution

  • France joins Thirty Years' War

  • Period: to

    Reign of Frederick William of Hohenzollern of Brandenburg-Prussia

  • Period: to

    Isaac Newton

  • Period: to

    Civil war between King Charles I and Parliament in England

  • Period: to

    Reign of Louis XIV of France

  • Spain formally recognizes Dutch independence

  • Peace of Westphalia

  • Fronde revolt

  • Ukrainian Cossack revolt

  • Execution of Charles I of England

  • New Russian legal code

  • Thomas Hobbes publishes Leviathan

  • Monarchy is restored in England

  • Slave code set up in Barbados

  • Louis XIX begins war

  • Stenka Razin rebellion

  • The Princess of Cléves published

  • Turkish siege of Vienna broken

  • Edict of Nantes revoked

  • Glorious Revolution

  • Period: to

    Reign of William of Orange over England

  • John Locke publishes two works