World history

Timeline created by Malenaph
  • English Civil War starting point.

    English Civil War starting point.
    On august 22, 1642 the English civil war began. After Charles II and Parliament were in a dispute the public began to choose sides. Those sides were known as the Royalists(pro king) and The Roundheads(pro parliament). They soon began what is known know as The English Civil War.
  • Thomas Hobbes releases leviathan.

    Thomas Hobbes releases leviathan.
    Thomas Hobbes was a philosopher during the enlightenment era. Hobbes believed that people were born good and he discussed politics and government. Hobbes released a book in 1651 called "Leviathan" about government and the structure of society which caused a lot of controversy amongst the public.
  • The English Civil War Ends

    The English Civil War Ends
    On September 9, 1651 The English Civil War ended. After Parliament and Charles II got into an argument the Royalists and the Roundheads went to war. The Roundheads won the war and the leader of the Roundheads Oliver Cromwell became the new ruler of England who was pro parliament, but it did not last long because he was to strict and ended up getting over thrown.
  • Oliver Cromwell becomes ruler.

    Oliver Cromwell becomes ruler.
    Oliver Cromwell was the leader of the roundheads during the English civil war. After the defeat of the royalists Cromwell was chosen to rule instead of a king. Although Cromwell proclaimed over and over that he wasn't a king, he ruled the same way as a king.
  • Thomas Lockes influence.

    Thomas Lockes influence.
    John Locke was an influential philosopher during the enlightenment era and is often referred to as the "Father of liberalism". Locke believed all people are born bad and that we need a strong government to control them. Locke is credited as being a huge part of the social contract theory.
  • Montesquieu releases Spirit of Laws.

    Montesquieu releases Spirit of Laws.
    Montesquieu was a philosopher during the enlightenment era, Montesquieu was a French judge and a political philosopher. In 1748 he released a book called the "Spirit of laws" which was a book about comparative law and political theory.
  • Benjamine frankline invents lighting rod.

    Benjamine frankline invents lighting rod.
    On may 10, 1752 Benjamin Franklin invented the lighting rod. It was a metal rod intended to protect a structure from a lighting strike. It made it possible to get the lighting to go into the ground instead of into the structure,
  • Invention of the spinning jenny.

    Invention of the spinning jenny.
    ON may 10, 1764 James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny. It was a key item in weaving during the industrial revolution. The spinning jenny reduced the amount of work needed to produce cloth.
  • Napolean Bonaparte was born.

    Napolean Bonaparte was born.
    On August 15, 1769 Napoleon Bonaparte was born. Napoleon was born in Ajaccio France. He was born into minor Italian nobility. Napoleon was born into a family of 3 sisters and 4 brothers. And he later gained popularity during the French revolution and became emperor of France.
  • Invention of steamship.

    Invention of steamship.
    On may 10, 1775 Jacques Perrier invented the steamship. The steamship allowed people to travel by water a lot faster. It made trade a lot quicker and more effective.
  • Invention of Submarine.

    Invention of Submarine.
    On may 10, 1776 David Bushnell invented the very first submarine. It was called Turtle. It was the first submersible vessel used in combat for use against royal navy.
  • Rober Emmet formats rebellion.

    Rober Emmet formats rebellion.
    On July 23, 1778 Robert Emmet formats a rebellion in Ireland. He was attempting to secure independence from Great Britain. HIs attempt was unsuccessful though.
  • The Tennis Court Oath

    The Tennis Court Oath
    The tennis court oath occurred on June 20, 1789. It is considered a major act of defiance against the French government. It was a meeting between members of nonprivileged classes who locked themselves in a tennis court as an act of rebellion towards the meeting of the estates general. There they vowed to "Not separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require until the constitution of the kingdom is established". Some people claim It was the first step towards representative democracy.
  • Storming of the bastille.

    Storming of the bastille.
    The storming of bastille occurred on July 14, 1789. The bastille of a building that was being used as a prison in the center of Paris France that represented royal authority. The bastille was viewed by the revolutionary's as a symbol of the monarchy's abuse of power. It was only containing 7 prisoners at the time of the event. The bastilles fall is considered the "Flashpoint of the revolution".
  • Declaration of rights of man and of citizen.

    Declaration of rights of man and of citizen.
    The Declaration of rights of man and of citizen was established on August 26, 1789. It was a human civil rights document from the French revolution. It was a document giving people rights such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and separation of power, etc. It was set by Frances national constitution assembly. It is considered one of the most important papers of the French revolution.
  • Excecution of King Louis XVI.

    Excecution of King Louis XVI.
    King louis xiv was executed on January 21, 1793. He was executed by revolutionary's who were against his rules and thought he was wasteful and didn't care about the public. He was executed after he was charged with conspiracy with foreign powers. He was sentenced to death by the French National Convention. King Louis xiv was 38 years old.
  • The Reign of Terror.

    The Reign of Terror.
    The reign of terror began on September 5, 1793. The reign of terror was a period in France where The committee of public safety was active and deaths were rising. There was an estimated 500,000 people arrested, 17,000 executed, and 25,000 executed without a fair trial. The execution of Robespierre was considered the end to the reign of terror. The reign of terror officially ended on July 28, 1794.
  • Napolean becomes emporer.

    Napolean becomes emporer.
    On December 2, 1804 Napoleon was crowned emperor. Traditionally the pope was supposed to crown the emperor. Getting crowned by the pope was considered a blessing from the church. But rumor has it that napoleon took the crown from the pope and crowned himself emperor. By doing that he was basically claiming he was above the church.
  • Abolishion of the slave trade.

    Abolishion of the slave trade.
    On august 23, 1807 the slave trade was abolished. It was an act of parliament which prohibited slave trade in England. John Newton was alive to witness this event and he died 9 months after the slave trade was abolished.
  • Invention of first eletric light.

    Invention of first eletric light.
    ON may 11, 1809 Humphry Davy invents the first electric light. Its a device that produced visible light from an electric current. By the 1870s Davy lights were primarily used to light spaces.
  • Napoleans death.

    Napoleans death.
    Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, 1821. He passed away in Longwood, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. He was a French military leader and rose to fame during the French revolution. He served 10 years before getting exiled to the island of Elba. He is still commonly refered to as one of the greatest military leaders to ever live.
  • Greece seperated from the Ottoman empire.

    Greece seperated from the Ottoman empire.
    On September 12, 1829 Greece separated from the Ottoman empire. Greece was the only country in the Revolutions of the 1800s to successfully gain independence. This put Greece in the first fully independent date since the fall of the Byzantine empire.
  • Abolition of slavery in England.

    Abolition of slavery in England.
    On August 28, 1833 an act was passed to abolish slaver in England. The act freed more than 800,000 slaves. William Wilberforce was alive to see the act passed and he passed away 3 days later.