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  • Period: 1300 to


    The cultural rebirth that occurred in Europe from roughly the fourteenth through the middle of the seventeenth centuries, based on the rediscovery of the literature of Greece and Rome. ... Renaissance means “rebirth” or “reawakening.”
  • 1347

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    Black Death: The Medieval black plague that ravaged Europe and killed a third of its population. It was due to the plague which is caused by a bacteria transmitted to humans from infected rats by the oriental rat flea. In 14th-century Europe, the victims of the Black Death had bleeding below the skin which darkened their bodies.
  • 1452

    The Birth of Leonardo da Vinci

    The Birth of Leonardo da Vinci
    Italian painter, engineer, and scientist whose notebooks record carefully observed details of anatomy, geology, botany, hydraulics, and mechanics as well as speculative designs for inventions including gliders and a helicopter-like device. As a painter, he is best known for The Last Supper (c. 1495) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503)
  • 1454

    The Gutenberg Bible

    The Gutenberg Bible
    the edition of the Bible (Vulgate version) completed by Johannes Gutenberg in about 1455 in Mainz, Germany. It is the first complete book extant in the West and is also the earliest to be printed from movable type.
  • 1485


    Leon Battista Alberti ( February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man.
  • 1498

    Leonardo Da Vinci : Last Supper

    Leonardo Da Vinci : Last Supper
    The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. It is one of the world's most recognizable paintings.
  • 1500

    Phillip lll

    Phillip lll
    A member of the House of Habsburg, Philip III was born in Madrid to King Philip II of Spain and his fourth wife and niece Anna, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and Maria of Spain. Philip III later married his cousin Margaret of Austria, sister of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Period: 1550 to

    Age of absolutism

    Age of Absolutism : period after exploration providing European nations with vast overseas empires and wealth that strengthens the kings into absolute monarchs and the exploring.
    nations into superpowers, but causes external conflicts, such as religious and colonial.
  • The long parliament

    The long parliament
    Long Parliament, the English Parliament summoned in November 1640 by King Charles I; it has been so named to distinguish it from the Short Parliament of April–May 1640. The duration of the Long Parliament has been held to have extended either until April 1653, when its remaining members were forcibly ejected by the Cromwellian army, or until March 1660, when its members, finally restored, passed an act for its dissolution.
  • The English war

    The English war
    English Civil Wars, also called Great Rebellion, (1642–51), fighting that took place in the British Isles between supporters of the monarchy of Charles I (and his son and successor, Charles II) and opposing groups in each of Charles’s kingdoms, including Parliamentarians in England, Covenanters in Scotland, and Confederates in Ireland.
  • Period: to


    The Enlightenment was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, "The Century of Philosophy"
  • Steam engine invented

    Steam engine invented
    From Englishman Thomas Newcomen's atmospheric engine, of 1712, through major developments by Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer James Watt, the steam engine began to be used in many industrial settings, not just in mining, where the first engines had been used to pump water from deep workings.
  • Peter the Great

    Peter the Great
    Peter the Great is credited with dragging Russia out of the medieval times to such an extent that by his death in 1725, Russia was considered a leading eastern European state. He centralised government, modernised the army, created a navy and increased the subjugation and subjection of the peasants. His domestic policy allowed him to execute an aggressive foreign policy.
  • Peter the Great dies

    Peter the Great dies
    Peter the Great, emperor of Russia, dies and is succeeded by his wife, Catherine. The reign of Peter, who became sole czar in 1696, was characterized by a series of sweeping military, political, economic, and cultural reforms based on Western European models. Russian victories in major conflicts with Persia and the Ottoman Empire greatly expanded Peter's empire, and the defeat of Sweden in the Great Northern War won Russia direct access to the Baltic Sea.
  • Period: to

    Industrial revolution

    The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, the increasing use of steam power, the development of machine tools and the rise of the factory system.
  • Spinning Jenny invented

    Spinning Jenny invented
    The spinning jenny is a multi-spindle spinning frame, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. It was invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves in Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire in England.
  • Eli Whitney patens cotton gin

    Eli Whitney (1765–1825) applied for a patent of his cotton gin on October 28, 1793; the patent was granted on March 14, 1794, but was not validated until 1807.
  • Period: to

    French Revolution

    The French Revolution is an uprising in France against the monarchy from 1789 to 1799 which resulted in the establishment of France as a republic. An example of the French Revolution is the storming of the Bastille by the French citizens.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    A period of remorseless repression or bloodshed, in particular Reign of Terror, the period of the Terror during the French Revolution.
  • Eli Whitney patents cotton gin

    Eli Whitney patents cotton gin
    Eli Whitney (1765–1825) applied for a patent of his cotton gin on October 28, 1793; the patent was granted on March 14, 1794, but was not validated until 1807.
  • Italian campaign

    Italian campaign
    Napoleon Bonaparte's fame as a military commander can be dated back to his campaign in Italy in 1796-97, where as the young and relatively unknown commander of a ragged and poorly supported army he managed to defeat a series of much larger Austrian and allied armies, conquer most of northern Italy, and force the Austrians to the negotiating table. Napoleon was appointed to command the French Army of Italy in March 1796
  • Coup d'etat removes royalists from directory

    Coup d'etat removes royalists from directory
    coup d'état that overthrew the system of government under the Directory in France and substituted the Consulate, making way for the despotism of Napoleon Bonaparte. The event is often viewed as the effective end of the French Revolution.
  • Napleon's coup detat establishes consulate

    Napleon's coup detat establishes consulate
    During this period, Napoleon Bonaparte, as First Consul, established himself as the head of a more authoritarian, autocratic, and centralized republican government in France while not declaring himself sole ruler. Due to the long-lasting institutions established during these years, Robert B. Holtman has called the Consulate "one of the most important periods of all French history."[1] Napoleon brought authoritarian personal rule which has been viewed as military dictatorship.[2]
  • Renewed war with Britain

    Renewed war with Britain
    The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom. The wars stemmed from the unresolved disputes associated with the French Revolution and its resultant conflict. The wars are often categorised into five conflicts, each termed after the coalition that fought Napoleon
  • Period: to

    Napoleonic era

    The Napoleonic era is a period in the history of France and Europe. It is generally classified as including the fourth and final stage of the French Revolution, the first being the National Assembly, the second being the Legislative Assembly, and the third being the Directory. The Napoleonic era begins roughly with Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'état, overthrowing the Directory, establishing the French Consulate, and ends during the Hundred Days and his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo
  • Napoleonic code promulgated

    Napoleonic code promulgated
    A civil code is a systematic collection of laws designed to comprehensively deal with the core areas of private law such as for dealing with business and negligence lawsuits and practices.A jurisdiction that has a civil code generally also has a code of civil procedure. In some jurisdictions with a civil code, a number of the core areas of private law that would otherwise typically be codified in a civil code may instead be codified in a commercial code.
  • Napoleon proclaimed himself emperor

    Napoleon proclaimed himself emperor
    Emperor of the French was the title used by the House of Bonaparte starting when Napoleon Bonaparte was given the title Emperor on 14 May 1804 by the French Senate and was crowned emperor
  • Treaty of tilsit

    Treaty of tilsit
    The Treaties of Tilsit were two agreements signed by Napoleon I of France in the town of Tilsit in July 1807 in the aftermath of his victory at Friedland. The first was signed on 7 July, between Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Napoleon I of France when they met on a raft in the middle of the Neman River. The second was signed with Prussia .
  • Russian campaign

    Russian campaign
    June 1812 when Napoleon's Grande Armée crossed the Neman River in an attempt to engage and defeat the Russian army.Napoleon hoped to compel Tsar Alexander I of Russia to cease trading with British merchants through proxies in an effort to pressure the United Kingdom to sue for peace.The official political aim of the campaign was to liberate Poland from the threat of Russia.
  • German campaign

    German campaign
    The German Campaign was fought in 1813. Members of the Sixth Coalition fought a series of battles in Germany against the French Emperor Napoleon and his Marshals, which liberated the German states from the domination of the First French Empire.
  • Samuel Morse invents Telegraph

    Samuel Morse invents Telegraph
    Impact of the Telegraph. The significance of the telegraph was something Morse foresaw, and he knew how the technology would have to be handled to prevent misuse. He also earned great accolades from around the world for his invention.