The Middle Ages

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  • 476

    beginning of the middle ages

    The occidental Roman Empire falls and this ends the ancient age
  • 1347

    Black Death

    Black Death
    A plague that came from Asia decimates Europe,it finishes in 1353 making decrease the population in Europe
  • 1555

    Peace of Augsburg

    The Peace of Augsburg temporarily eased the tensions arising from the Reformation by allowing the legal co-existence of Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. Charles V abdicated the Spanish throne in 1556 and Philip II took over. England's Golden Age began when Elizabeth I was crowned queen in 1558. Religious wars continued: the Battle of Lepanto part of the Ottoman-Habsburg Wars was fought in 1571 and the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants took place in France in 1572.
  • Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts

    An age filled with Puritanism, the Salem Witch Trials are definitely amongst the more commonly known events from this time period. Between the months of June to September 1692, at least 19 men and women were labelled for witchcraft and were hauled for hanging near Salem village. The Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts are unquestionably always going to be part of those incidents which can never be forgotten.
  • The reign of terror

    The reign of terror
    The Reign of Terror, or The Terror (French: la Terreur), refers to a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established in which multiple massacres and public executions occurred in response to revolutionary fervor, anti-clerical sentiment, and frivolous accusations of treason by Maximilien Robespierre and his Committee of Public Safety.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in Belgium, part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands at the time. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition. The battle marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
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    Rise of Rome and de Medici Family

    During the 1420's the Papacy of the catholic church returned to rome to begin the vast art and the architectural spend here In 1429 Cosimo de Medici inherited the Medici bank and began his rise to great power
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    Leonardo da Vinci and the Gutenberg bible

    In 1452 Leonardo da Vinci,the scientist,artist,humanist and naturalist was born
    In 1453 the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople,that same year,the Hundred Years war ends,bringing stability to the northwest Europe
    in 1454, Johannes Gutenberg published the Gutenberg Bible, using a new printing press technology that would revolutionize European literacy.
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    The Age of Exploration

    The last quarter of the 16th century witnessed an explosion of important sailing discoveries in the Age of Exploration: Bartolomeu Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, Columbus reached the Bahamas in 1492, and Vasco da Gama reached India in 1498. In 1485, Italian master architects traveled to Russia to aid in the rebuilding of the Kremlin in Moscow.
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    The Reformation

    By the first half of the 16th century, the Renaissance was impacting and impacted by political events throughout Europe The wars were constant
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    The term “baroque” has been widely used since the nineteenth century to describe the period in Western European art music.Comparing some of music history’s greatest masterpieces to a misshapen pearl seem strange,but to the nineteenth century critics who applied the term,the music of Bach and Handel’s era sounded overly ornamented and exaggerated. Having long since shed its derogatory connotations,“baroque” is one of the richest and most diverse periods in music history.
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    the 30 years war

    The war began when there occurred the Protestant revolt against the Holy Roman Empire. This was a massive war that had engulfed almost all the European countries. The religious reasons dominated over the political, however, it was a battle for the attainment of power in the later part of the war years.
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    Pilgrims Arrive/Charles I Rules

    The year 1620 was the year of arrival of the settlers at the Plymouth Colony. The settlers were a group of English Separatists the Pilgrims who had dissociated themselves from the Church of England because they were not convinced that the church had completed the work of Reformation.
    Charles I was the heir to the throne he was not a very able ruler for there were contant wars during his reign. However there were a lot of artistic endeavors that happened during his time. He was executed in 1649.
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    Louis XIV

    Known as the Sun King, King Louis XIV reigned over France for 72 years, starting from 1643, and going all the way up to 1715. The King of France and Navarre, he has had the longest rule that any country has ever seen.
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    Saint Peter's Square

    Gian Lorenzo Bernini spent long years in the completion of St. Peter’s Square during this period. The open arena which is directly in front of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, the place we all know as the papal enclave, took from 1656 to 1667 for completion.
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    French Revolution

    The French Revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies beginning in 1789.