World History

  • Period: 1300 to


    The Renaissance is a period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages and conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in Classical scholarship and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, and the decline of the feudal system.
  • 1347

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    The Black Death was a disease explosion that spread throughout Europe for the first time. By Changing the economic situation, the devastating disease helps lay the preconditions for Renaissance and also spread money to display.
  • 1446

    The Death of Brunelleschi

    The Death of Brunelleschi
    Filippo Brunelleschi was a leading architect and engineer of the Italian Renaissance. He was best known for his Cathedral work at "The Doumo". Later when he died on April15,1446 he was estoned at the Doumo.
  • 1452

    Birth of Leonardo Da Vinci

    Birth   of  Leonardo Da Vinci
    Born on April 15, 1452, Leonardo was a legendary man. He became a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer, and draftsman. He was famous for his works which were "The Vitruvian Man", "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa". He studied the laws of science and nature which showed a lot of connections to his artwork.
  • 1515

    Francis I Takes Power

    Francis I Takes Power
    Francis I was a renaissance patron of the arts and scholarships, a humanist and a knightly king. He fought for a series of war with the Holy Empire. During his trip to the west, he emptied prisons, curtained the abuses of judicial powers by the nobles, lavished largesse on the people, and provided lots of games for them.
  • Period: 1550 to

    Age of Absolutism

    The Age of Absolutism describes a period of European history in which monarchs successfully gathered the wealth and power of the state to themselves. Louis XIV is the poster image of the absolute monarch.
  • 1558

    Elizabeth becomes Queen

    Elizabeth becomes Queen
    When Elizabeth suceeded to the throne, it was the start of the "Golden Age". She claimed the throne at the age of 25. Elizabeth was a powerful Queen. She defeated the Spanish Armada.
  • 1571

    Philip II of Spain

    Philip II of Spain
    Phillip II of Spain or otherwise called as " The Prudent." He fought in The Battle of Lepanto in 1571. This battle of his was very important because nothing was gained and it showed that Phillip did not really have the best judgement.
  • Stuart Monarchs

    Stuart Monarchs
    The Long Parliament was from 1640-1653. It was considered the greatest political revolution English History. It executed many kings chief masters. A war also happened during this time called "The English Civil War. This war challenged the power to the absolute monarch. During this time, James the IV was the king.
  • Charles I Executed

    Charles I Executed
    Charles was put on trial on January 30th of 1649. He apparently was a Tyrant, Traitor, Murderer, and a public enemy. He later got beheaded in front of his people of England he was ruling.
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    The Enlightment is a European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries in which ideas concerning God, reason, nature, and humanity were synthesized into a worldview that gained wide assent in the West and that instigated revolutionary developments in art, philosophy, and politics.
  • Peter the Great

    Peter the Great
    Peter the Great was thrown as "czar" of Russia at the age of ten. Years later he set out a journey to the west to explore thier culture. Peter The Great was a very popular man. When Nobles didn't want to dance with the women he killed 1,000 of his once trusted palace guard. In 1725 he died and left a mixed legacy. He died without getting his warm water port, but he died with a success of the expansion of the Russian Territory and a great army.
  • King Louis XIV

    King Louis XIV
    King Louis XIV of France fought in the Spanish Armada with Queen Elizabeth of England in 1588. He created the palace of Versailles which showed that he was devoted to his work and that he cared for his environment.
  • The Two treatises on Government

    The Two treatises on Government
    John Locke, the author of the book "The Two treatises on government" explains the Governments act. His first treaty describes the criticism of Patriarcha, which argues in support of the divine rights of kings. The second treaty defines political power as the right to make laws.
  • Serious proposal to the Ladies

    Serious proposal to the Ladies
    Mary Astell wrote "Serious Proposal to the ladies. This stated that women in her days needed to become better educated. This place will help to keep women from sin and allow them to grow in knowledge and in Godlyness. This place would be a new society for women to be free from sin and return to the state in which Eve lived.
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    Thomas Newcomen invents the first steam engine. It is not very useful yet, but the idea of using steam to make machines go will be important to the industrial revolution. Years later in 1789 was improved by James Watt.
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    Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution was a period of major industrialization that took place during the late 1700s and early 1800s.This time period saw the mechanization of agriculture and textile manufacturing and a revolution in power, including steam ships and railroads, that effected social, cultural and economic conditions.
  • The Age of Louis XIV

    The Age of Louis XIV
    Voltaire published several books and this included "The Age of Louis XIV. This book of his talked about how King Louis the XIV rulked in his days.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain's 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown.
  • The Beginning of the American Revolution

    The Beginning of the American Revolution
    The first shots of the Revolutionary War are fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. The news of the bloodshed rockets along the eastern seaboard, and thousands of volunteers converge on Cambridge, Mass. These are the beginning of the Continental Army.
  • America declares its independance

    America declares its independance
    The Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress. Following a decade of agitation over taxes and a year of war, representatives make the break with Britain. King George III isn't willing to let his subjects go without a fight, and loyalist sentiment remains strong in many areas. Americans' primary allegiance is to their states; nationalists will grow slowly.
  • France enters the war

    France enters the war
    As a result of the patriot victory at Saratoga and American diplomatic efforts. France allies itself with the new American government. French financial and military aid will prove critical in winning the war. The Continental Army will learn of the French Alliance in May.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ratifies the independence of the 13 North American States. Canada remains a British province, beginning its separate development as a U.S neighbor.
  • Philosopher Condorcet

    Philosopher Condorcet
    Philosopher Condorcet was in the age of Enlightment. He publishes a treaty on the rights of Women. He said that women have the same natural rights as men.
  • The U.S Constitution

    The U.S Constitution
    A convention of states in Philadelphia proposes the Constitution to replace the much looser central government operating under the Articles of Confederation which was adopted around 1777. With amendments, the Constitution remains the framework of government in the U.S.
  • The Beginning of the French Revolution

    The Beginning of the French Revolution
    The French revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheavel in France that lasted for 10 years. This war was carried by Napoleon.
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    The French Revolution

    The French Revolution is the revolutionary movement that shook France between 1787 and 1799 and reached its first climax there in 1789. Hence the conventional term “Revolution of 1789,” denoting the end of the ancien régime in France and serving also to distinguish that event from the later French revolutions of 1830 and 1848.
  • The Invasion of the Royal Palace.

    The Invasion of the Royal Palace.
    National Guards and Parisians invaded the Royal palace of Louis XVI and the legislative Assembly. Tuleries demanded the King to pass all decrees. Many Swiss guards died and Louis XVI's family escaped to the Legislative building.
  • The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror
    The Reign of Terror, or "The Terror, French La Terreur deciding to make the revolutionary government as "Terror" the order of the day and to take harsh measures against those suspected of being enemies of the revolution like priests, nobles, hoarders, etc. There was also an economic side ,where a price control measure demanded by the lower classes of Paris and a religious side that was emboided in the program of DeChristianization pursued by the followers of Jacques Herbert.
  • Thermidor

    The Thermidorian Reaction is the parliamentary revolt that initiated on 9 Thermidor. During this time this was led by Maximilien Robespierre and this caused as his downfall.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney creates a machine that makes it much easier to separate cotton seeds from cotton fiber. It greatly reduces the time it takes to clean cotton and helps the southern states that make more money from cotton crops.
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    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.
  • Napoleon Abdicated as Emperor

    Napoleon Abdicated as Emperor
    Napoleon was the emperor of France and one of the greatest leaders in history. He abdicated the throne and was thrown at Elba, the island of the Mediterannean sea Elba.
  • The 100 Days

    The 100 Days
    The 100 days is about Napoleon. When he was abdicated , he escaped the island and marched off back to Paris and didn't get home till after 100 days.
  • The Escape from Elba

    The Escape from Elba
    On March 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped Elba and returned to Paris. When he got home, he claimed his throne back and a war started a few months after, which was "The Battle of Waterloo".
  • The Defeat at Waterloo

    The Defeat at Waterloo
    This great battle was against France and Bristian with all thier allies. At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic Era.
  • Back to the Battlefield

    Back to the Battlefield
    After Napoleon lost support at home, he came back to the battlefield. There he faced the largest Coalition. Napoleon's forces were defeated and he escaped to Fontainebleau.
  • The Second Abdication

    The Second Abdication
    Napoleon was abdicated the second time, and attempted to escape the United states. He was captured by the british and eventually transported to the Island of St. Helena. There Napoleaon spent the rest of his lifetime.
  • The Death of Napoleon

    The Death of Napoleon
    The Death of Napoleon has been cased for a long time. It has been known as a "Murder Case"'. The truth is that he was actually diagnosed with Stomach Cancer. This was also the death of his Father.
  • Vaccinations

    A chemist name Louis Pasteur believed that germs caused disease. Using this information, he created vaccines that helped many common diseases, which helped people lived longer.
  • Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell did not invent the telephone but he was the first to get a patent for it. Being able to speak to other people over a telephone wire greatly changes the way the world communicates.
  • The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers
    Using an engine that they invented, the Wright brothers invent the first plane that is not powered by wind. Orville flies the plane for 12 seconds over a beach in North Carolina.