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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