Sol 6

Timeline created by 4031887
  • -510 BCE

    The Classical Period

    The Classical Period
    began in art, music, and architecture (Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven were composers)
  • 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    Was signed establishing the foundations of English rights
  • 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Developed the heliocentric theory
  • The Baroque Period

    The Baroque Period
    began in art, music, and architecture (Bach and Handel were composers)
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    Discovered planetary motion
  • The Novel

    The Novel
    Became a new form of literature (Miguel Cervantes wrote Don Quixote)
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    Showed that the heart acted as a pump to circulate blood throughout the body
  • Galileo

    Used the telescope to support the proof of the heliocentric theory
  • The English Civil War

    The English Civil War
    Began between the Roundheads (supporters of Parliament) and the Cavilers (supporters of the King)
  • Louis XIV

    Louis XIV
    Became the king of France
  • Charles I of England

    Charles I of England
    Was beheaded
  • Oliver Cromwell

    Oliver Cromwell
    Began his rule of England as the Lord Protector
  • The Restoration of Charles II

    The Restoration of Charles II
    The monarchy was put back in control in England
  • The Palace of Versailles

    The Palace of Versailles
    Was built under the reign of Louis XIV
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    Published leviathan- social contract (people give up rights to a strong ruler who maintains order)
  • James II

    James II
    became the King of England
  • The Age of Reason

    The Age of Reason
    (the Enlightenment) began
  • Issac Newton

    Issac Newton
    Published his law of gravity
  • William and Mary

    William and Mary
    became the leaders of England (this is referred to as the Glorious Revolution)
  • The English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights
    Was passed laying out specific rights of Parliament and putting limits on royal power
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    Published Two Treatises on Government- it was his theory of "natural rights" (life, liberty, and property)
  • Francois Marie Arouet

    Francois Marie Arouet
    Changed his name to Voltaire and goes to champion individual freedoms
  • The Westernization of Russia

    The Westernization of Russia
    Was started by Peter the Great
  • St. Peterburg

    St. Peterburg
    Became the capital of Russia under Peter the Great
  • Montesquieu

    Published On the Spirit of Laws- detailing separation of powers in government
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Wrote The Social Contract- free individuals create a society and government
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    Began which was heavily influenced by the Age of Enlightenment
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution
    Was ratified on the United States
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    (first 10 amendments) was added to the Constitution of the United States
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    Began having been influenced by the Enlightenment and the American Revolution
  • The Storming of the Bastille

    The Storming of the Bastille
    was the symbolic start of the French Revolution
  • The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror
    marked a period of mass executions during the French Revolution
  • Louis XVI was executed

    Louis XVI was executed
    at the guillotine
  • Marie Antoinette was executed

    Marie Antoinette was executed
    at the guillotine
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Introduced a vaccine to prevent small pox
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Seized power in France in a coup d'etat
  • Eugene Delacroix

    Eugene Delacroix
    began the transition of art to the Romantic School
  • Peter I

    Peter I
    Became the czar of Russia
  • All weather roads

    All weather roads
    were created to improve year round transport to trade