A period of time from the 14th century to 17th century. Considered as the gap between the Middle Ages and Modern History.
The Black Death breaks out in Europe for the first time. This disease changes the economy, which lays the ground work for the Renaissance.
The Forgery of the Donation of Constantine
Lorenzo Valla was an Italian Humanist. He used textual analysis to prove the Donation of Constantine to be forged.
Leonardo da Vinci, a famous Renaissance artist, paints his most know piece, Last Supper. The painting depicts the last supper of Jesus Chirst and his 12 apostles.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was another famous Renaissance artist. His most known piece is the celing of the Sistine Chapel, specifically "The Creation of Adam" scene.
Period: 1550 to
Age Of Absolutism
A period in history where monarchs gained wealth and power. Louis XIV is a well known monarch at this time.
William Shakespeare, an Italian poet, writes an infamous play of his. Hamlet is about the Prince of Denmark and his quest to find his father's killer.
Age Of Enlightenment
A period of time where people embraced godless discovery. Most modern math and science proprieties were discovered in this time.
The Start Of A Religion
Thomas Hobbes publishes Leviathan, a grievance against the Catholic Church. This ends up starting the religion of Leviathan.
Russia's Youngest Czar
When he was only 10 years old Peter the Great became Czar of Russia. It is unknown why he ruled so young.
Palace Of Versailles
King Louis XIV had the palace of Versailles built. This move showed his power and wealth, but was a defining moment that lead to the French Revolution.
A Serious Proposal
Mary Astell writes Serious Proposal to the Ladies. She stated that women need to be more educated and encouraged women to do so.
Thomas Newcomen invents the world's first steam engine. This marks the beginning pf the Industrial Revolution.
The Industrial Revolution was a transition to a new manufacturing process. This leads directly into the modern day way of life.
Russia's Capital Moves
Peter the Great moves the Russian capital and names it St. Petersburg. It was on a swampy coast of the Baltic.
The Great Death
Peter the Great died was a mixed legacy. He had much success, but he never got a warm water port, which was vital for Russia.
Death Of A King
King Louis XIV laid on his deathbed in 1751. He said, "I have loved war too well: do no copy me in this nor in the lavish expenditures I have made."
James Hargreaves invents the spinning Jenny. This spins more than one ball of yarn or thread at a time so a cloth can be made faster.
King George implements a tax on colonists so help pay for war. The colonists are upset that they are being taxed when they hold no seats in Parliament.
Boston Tea Party
The Sons of Liberty, a group of those who apposed the King, decide to protest. They dress up as Mohawk Indians and throw a fresh shipment of tea into the Boston Harbor.
America was originally a British colony. The Americans decide that they wanted to be free so they declared freedom.
The Shot Heard Around The World
The first shot of the Revolutionary War is fired. News of this breaks and thousands join the Continental Army.
Treaty Of Paris Of 1783
The Treaty of Paris of 1783 officially ends the Revolutionary War. The USA is now a independent country.
Condorent, an Enlightenment Philosopher, publishes a treaties on the right of women. He states the men and women have the same natural rights.
The Articles of the Confederation was the original document used to rule the US. The Articles had its problems and were replaced by the US Constitution.
Beginning Of A Revolution
Ideals of Enlightenment reach France. All the lower class people are not happy with the lavish lives of the noble and they start a revolution.
Period of far-reaching political and social reform. This ended with the rise of Napoleon.
Tennis Court Oath
The National Assembly agree not to disband until they have written a constitution. It asserted that the power came from the people, not the monarchy itself.
Storming of Bastille
The city of Bastille, France was stormed by a mob. This mob did this because the city has a hated symbol of the monarchy.
Right of Man
Thomas Paine writes Rights of Man. This states that all people have a natural right that the government can't alienate.
Reign Of Terror
The "Reign of Terror" was a period of time during the French Revolution. During this people who were considered a threat to the new uprising were executed.
Execution Of The King
The king of France at the time was Louis XVI. He was executed by the self declared National Convention.
The Napoleonic Era is a period of time in the history of France and Europe. This era is classified as the last two of five stages in the French Revolution.
Coup d'état establishes Napoleon as the First Consul of France. The plan was for him and two other to have equal power, but Napoleon rose the have the most power.
Napoleon declares him self emperor. He faced several assassination attempts during his rule.
Napoleon is abdicated as France's emperor. He is given sovereignty over the island he is exiled to.
A period of time were Napoleon returned to France. He came back from his exile until Louis XVIII was restored as king.
Napoleon's Second Exile
After returning to France from his exile on Elba, he remain there for a hundred days. He is once again exiled when King Louis XVIII is reinstated. He is captured in a failed escape and exiled to St. Helena.
On his exiled island of St. Helena Napoleon passes from suspected stomach cancer. His death marks the official end of his era.
Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone. Although, he is not credited with the actual invention of the telephone.
Thomas Edison, a famous inventor from this era, uses his light bulb to light the first lamp. This is a large improvement in the commercial use of electricity.
Orville and Wilbur Wright use an engine they invented to fly the world's first powered airplane. They also are about to take the world's first flight, only airborne for seconds.