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Europe in the World, 1600-1789


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1602
Dutch East India Company (VOC) Founded
1607
First successful British colony founded in North America
1619
First African slaves brought to Northern America
1620s-30s
French, Dutch and British colonies founded in the Caribbean
1662
Virginia assembly outlaws marriage between Europeans and Africans
1670s
Marquette and Joliet explore central North America
1682
William Penn granted charter for Pennsylvania
1699
French found Louisiana
1720s-30s
Vitus Bering’s expeditions in Siberia
1735
Carl Linnaeus publishes 'The System of Nature'
1763
Colonial holdings shift in the treaty ending the Seven Years War
1764
British East India Company granted direct rule in Bengal
1768-79
James Cook’s three voyages in the Pacific
1775-83
War of American Independence
1795
Blumenbach publishes the third edition of 'On the Natural Variety of Mankind'
1799
Dutch East India Company (VOC) disbanded