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In History
  • -385 BCE

    The palace of versailles

    The palace of versailles
    was built under the reign of Louis XIV
  • 1215

    The Magna Carter

    The Magna Carter
    Was signed and established the foundations of English rights
  • 1507

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    devolved 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
  • Galileo

    used the telescope to support the proof of the heliocentric theory
  • Willam Harvey

    Willam Harvey
    Showed that the heart acted as a pump to circulate blood throughout the body
  • The English Civil War

    The English Civil War
    Began between the roundheads (supporters of Parliament) and the cavaliers (supporters of the king)
  • louis XIV

    louis XIV
    became the king of France
  • Charles I of England

    Charles I of England
    was beheaded
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    Published Leviathan- social contract ( people give up rights to a stronger ruler who maintains order)
  • 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
  • peter

    I became the czar of Russia
  • The Westernization Of Russia

    The Westernization Of Russia
    was started by peter the great
  • James II

    James II
    became the king of England
  • The Age Of Reason

    The Age Of Reason
    (the enlightenment) began
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton
    published his law of gravity
  • Willam and Mary

    Willam and Mary
    became 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 specif rights on parliament and putting limits on royal power
  • John locket

    John locket
    Published two treaties on government- it was his theory of "natural rights" (life, liberty, and property)
  • The novel

    The novel
    Became a new form of literature (Miguel Cervantes wrote 'Don Quixote')
  • St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg
    Became the capital of Russia under peter the great
  • Francois Marie Arouet

    Francois Marie Arouet
    changed his name to Voltaire and goes on to champion individual freedoms
  • All weather roads

    All weather roads
    Were created to improve year round transport and trade.
  • Montesquieu

    Published on the spirit of laws- detailing separation of powers in government
  • The Classical period

    The Classical period
    Began in art, music, and architecture (Hayden, Mozart, and Beethoven were composers)
  • 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 deceleration of Independence
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    began having been influenced by the Enlightenment and the american revolution
  • The Constitution

    The Constitution
    was ratified on the united states.
  • The Storming of the Bastillie

    The Storming of the Bastillie
    was the symbolic start of the french revolution
  • The bill of rights

    The bill of rights
    (first 10 amendments) was added to the constitution of the united states
  • The Reign of terror

    The Reign of terror
    Marked a period of mass executions during the french revolution
  • Louis XVL was executed

    Louis XVL was executed
    at the guillotine
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    Introducted a vaccine to prevent small pox
  • Eugene Delacroix

    Eugene Delacroix
    Began the transition of art to the Romantic School
  • Napoleon baonaparte

    Napoleon baonaparte
    seized power in france in coup d´etat