AP Euro Timeline 1-17

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Renaissance began in cities of northern Italy

c. 1350

Columbus began European exploration of the "New World"

1492

Luther began the Protestant Reformation

1517

High Renaissance at its peak in Italy

c. 1520

Power shifted from Mediterranean to Atlantic countries

c. 1550

England defeated Philip II's Spanish Armada

1588

Galileo and other astronomers challenged geocentric world view

c. 1600

English Civil War: Cromwell's Puritans defeated the Stuarts

1640's

Treat of Westphalia ended the 30 Years' War

1648

Scientific Revolution: Newton and Locke found "natural laws"

1687

Glorious Revolution created England's constitutional monarchy

1688-1689

Enlightenment "philosophies" spread modern ideas

1650-1750

Absolute monarchy symbolized by Louis XIV at Versailles

c. 1690

Power shifted to England after the treat of Utrecht

1713

Frederick the Great attacked Austria

1740

French Revolution began with the attack on the Bastille

1789

Robespierre led the Reign of Terror in France

1792

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