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The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment


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1543
Andreas Versalius writes De humani corporis fabrica
1558
Elizabeth becomes queen
1603
James I becomes king
1603
Michael Romanov starts new Russian dynasty
1605
Don Quixote published
1613
Galileo publishes Letters on Sunspots
1618
Johann Kepler finishes his Three Laws of Motion
1620
Francis Bacon publishes Novum Organum
1624
Cardinal Richelieu becomes Louis XIII's chief minister
1625
Charles I becomes King
1628
Petition of Right
1629
Edict of Restitution
1629-1640
Personal Rule of CHarles
1633
Trial of Galileo
1633
France enters the 30 Years War
1637
Descartes publishes Discourse on Method
1637
Charles introduces the Book of Common Prayer into Scotland
1640
Beginning of reign of Frederick William the Great Elector
1640
Charles forced to call Parliament to deal with Scottish revolt
1641
Rebellion in Ireland
1643
Five-year old Louis XIV becomes king of France
1648
Peace of Westphalia
1649
Execution of Charles I
1653-1659
Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector
1660
Charles II restored
1660
Hobbes publishes Leviathon
1562
Beginning of French Wars of Religion
1685
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
1685
James II becomes king
1687
Newton publishes Principia
1688
John Locke's Two Treatises of Government
1689
Act of Toleration
1701
Prussia becomes a kingdom
1701
Act of Settlement
1713
Treaty of Utrecht
1714
George I begins rule
1721
End of Great Northern War between Russia and Sweden
1721
Robert Walpole becomes Prime Minister
1740
Frederick the Great becomes King of Prussia
1748
Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws
1748
End of War of Austrian Succession / Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
1751
First volume of Diderot's Encycolpedia
1756
Maria Theresas's "Diplomatic Revolution"
1759
Voltaire's Candide
1762
Rousseau's The Social Contract and Emile are published
1763
End of Seven Years War / Treaty of Paris
1762
Catherine the Great rules
1764
Beccaria's On Crime and Punishment
1774
Louis XVI becomes king
1776
Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations
1781
Joseph II of Austria issues Edict Of Toleration
1788
Louis XVI calls the Estates General
1788
Abbe Sieyes writes What is the Third Estate?
1792
Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Women