Age of Enlightenment

  • Nov 7, 1454

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    Made books more avabiel to people bt the mass prouduction from the printing press. The fmajor book that was printed was the bible and made avaible for people to have their own copy and to intepert.
  • Begining of the Enlightment age

    Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677), John Locke (1632–1704), Pierre Bayle (1647–1706), physicist Isaac Newton (1643–1727), and philosopher Voltaire (1694–1778) created the enlightment age philosphys and thinking
  • Coffe Houses

    Coffe Houses
    Creation of Coffehouses started a place were indiviulas could discuss and debate the social and political issues of the time
  • Republic Of Letters

    Republic Of Letters
    The editor of the Histoire de la République des Lettres en France described it as "In the midst of all the governments that decide the fate of men; in the bosom of so many states, the majority of them despotic ... there exists a certain realm which holds sway only over the mind ... that we honour with the name Republic, because it preserves a measure of independence, and because it is almost its essence to be free. It is the realm of talent and of thought."
  • Scientific and literary journals

    Scientific and literary journals
    The first journal appeared in 1665 the Journal des Sçavans
  • Series of esssays about social issues

    Series of esssays about social issues
    included "royal propaganda, philosophical battles, and critical ruminations on the social and political institutions of the Old Regime."
  • Reading Revolution

    Reading Revolution
    Beofr the 1750 people read a small amount of book repeatdly and with large groups such as the bible but after 1750 people strted getting more books and started reading individuallly. This created different thoughts on the same piece of literature and a divide iin thinking.
  • Encyclopédie

    edited by Denis Diderot (1713–1784) with contributions by hundreds of leading philosophes (intellectuals) such as Voltaire (1694–1778), Rousseau (1712–1778) and Montesquieu (1689–1755).
  • America Revolts against the British

    America Revolts against the British
    The founding fathers of our country got together to make a letter for the jing of england that they had enough of them limiting their rights.
  • Londons Debating Societies

    Londons Debating Societies
    Was made to debate the social and poitical issues at the time and was very present in the public sphere of England.
  • America Wins the War

    America Wins the War
    America suceeds in gaining there independence from Britian and inspires other countries to do the same against imperial countries of Europe.
  • First Use of the term

    "Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?" ("Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?")