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1348

year of the black death

1337-1453

start/end years of the Hundred Years' War

1453

year in which the Ottomans captured Constantinople and the Hundred Years' War ended

1492

year in which Columbus sailed the ocean blue

1517

year in which Martin Luther published his 95 Theses

1527

year in which tropps of Charles V sacked rome

1649

year in which Charles I was executed and Oliver Cromwell took power

1688

year of the Glorious Revolution

1642

year the English Civil War started

1776

year of the American Revolution; year Adam Smith published his "Wealth of Nations"

1789-1795

start/end years of the French Revolution

1799-1815

start/end years of the Napoleonic era

1848

year of European revolutions; year in with Marx and Engels published the COmmunist Manifesto

July 14, 1789

date of the storming of the Bastille

August 4, 1789

date on which the National Assembly abolished Feudalism

9 Thermidor

(1794) date of the start of the Thermidorian reaction, the response to the excesses of the reign of terror (FRC)

13 Vendemiaire

(1795) date on which Napoleon suppressed a royalist revolt with artillery (FRC)

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