Absolutism Timeline

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The Age of Absolutism



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  08/01/1429 1429 Isabella financed Colombus’s voyage to the Americas. Isabella financed Colombus’s voyage to the Americas.
  10/20/1485 1485 – 1603 England was ruled by the Tudor Dynasty  
  10/01/1519 1519 Charles V inherits a huge empire. 1519 Charles V inherits a huge empire.
  10/19/1550 1550-1650 Spain’s Golden Age  
  10/19/1556 1556 Charles V Surrenders  Charles V gave up his titles and entered a monastery
  10/19/1560 1560′s Netherland.  Riots against the Inquistition sparked a general uprising in the Netherlands
  10/19/1561 1560s-1590s French Wars of Religion Religious wars between Huguenots (French Protestants) and the Catholic majority tore France apart.
  10/20/1561 1560′s English Statesman Description  “The most high and absolute powerin the realm consists in the Parliament,”
  10/19/1571 1571 Ottomans loose battle  Spain and Italian allies soundly defeated an Ottoman fleet in the Mediterranean
  08/08/1572 1572 St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. In France, sets of assassinations and mob violence directed toward the Huguenots.
  10/19/1580 1580′s Change of View.  Philip II saw England’s Queen Elizabeth I as his chief Protestant enemy
  10/19/1581 1581 Declaration of Prestetant Independence  The northern, largely Protestant provinces, declared their independence from Spain and became known as the Dutch Netherlands.
  10/19/1588 1588 The Armada  The Armada sailed with more than 130 ships, 20,000 men, and 2,400 pieces of artillery.
  10/19/1589 1589 Henry IV  Huguenot prince inherited the French throne as Henry IV.
  10/19/1598 1598 Edict of Nantes is issued.  
  10/20/1600 Spanish Power Surpassed  1600s and 1700s, Dutch, English, and French fleets challenges and surpassed Spanish power both in Europe and around the world.
  10/21/1600 1600s Hohenzollern family  Hohenzollern family tuled scattered lands across north Germany.
  10/21/1600 1600s Russia Still a medieval state, untouched by the Renaissance and Reformation and largely isolated from Western Europe
  03/24/1603 1603 Elizabeth I dies  
  10/20/1603 1603 A monarch with far different ideas took the throne of England.  
  10/20/1603 1603 End of the Tudor Dynasty  
  05/14/1610 1610 Henry IV was killed by an assassin.  
  10/21/1613 1613 First Romanov Czar  The reign of the first Romanov czar restored a measure of order
  06/16/1614 1614-1789 Estates General did not meet.  
  05/21/1618 1618 Rebellious Protestant noblemen tossed two royal officials out of a castle window in Prague.  
  10/20/1624 1624 Louis XIII appointed Cardinal Armand Richelieu as his chief minister.  
  10/20/1625 1625 Charles I inherits the throne  
  10/20/1628 1628 Charles Itrouble Needs to raise taxes forced him to summon Parliament.
  10/20/1629 1629 Charles dissolved Parliament  
  10/20/1637 1637 Charles and Laud tried to impose the Anglican prayer book on Scotland.  
  10/20/1640 1640 Parliament is finally summoned  
  10/20/1640 1640 Parliament changes name Became known as the Long Parliament because it lasted until 1653
  01/06/1642 1642 Civil War starts  
  10/20/1642 1642 Charles in war Led the troops into the House of Commons to arrest its most radical leaders.
  10/20/1643 1643 Louis XIV inherited the throne  
  10/20/1647 1647 The king was in the hands of parliamentary forces  
  10/20/1648 1648 Dutch Netherlands earn recognition.  
  10/21/1648 1648 Peace of Westphalia  Ended 30 years war
  01/07/1649 1649 Charles I announcement Stood on a scaffold surrounded by his foes. “I am a martyr of the people,” he declared.
  10/20/1649 1649 Civil War ends  
  10/20/1652 1652 Parliament passed a law exiling most Catholics to Barrenland in the west of Ireland.  
  10/20/1653 1653 Parliament is gone  
  10/20/1653 1653 Cromwell took the title Lord Protector  
  05/23/1660 1660 Charles II returns to London  Welcomed in by a cheering crowd
  10/20/1660 1660 Newly selected Parliament invited Charles II to return to England from exile  
  10/20/1661 1661 Mazarin dies  Louis resolves to take over the government himself.
  10/21/1682 1682 A Czar emerged Strong enough to regain the absolute power of earlier czars
  10/20/1685 1685 Edict of Nantes is revoked by Louis XIV  
  10/21/1685 1685 James II inherits the throne  
  10/20/1688 1688 Start of England  Alarmed parliamentary leaders invited James’s Prtestant daughter, Mary, and her Dutch Protestant husband, William II of Orange, to become rulers of England
  10/20/1689 1689 English Bill of Rights is established  
  10/20/1689 1689 Toleration Act granted Limited religious freedom to Puritans, Quakers and other dissenters, though not yet to Catholics
  10/21/1689 1689 Peter the Great didn’t take control over the government until 1689  
  10/20/1690 France power  Late 1600s France had replaced Spain as the most powerful European nation. Louis XIV was absolute monarch of France and the most powerful ruler in Europe.
  10/21/1697 1697 Peter set out to study western technology himself  
  10/20/1700 1700 Louis’s grandson Philip V inherited the throne of Spain.  
  10/21/1700 1700s Hapsburg empire already included Germans, Magyars, Slavs, and others.  
  10/21/1700 1700s (early) Emperor Charles VI faced a new crisis.  Had no son
  10/21/1700 1700 Peter began a long war against the kingdom of Sweden  
  10/21/1700 1700s (early) Peter hired the Danish navigator Vitus Bering to explore the Bering Strait between Siberia and Alaska
  10/21/1700 1700s Russia would be increasingly involved in the affairs of Western Europe
  10/21/1709 1709 Peter defeated the Swedes  Won land along the Baltic Sea
  10/20/1713 1713 War of the Spanish.  Succession ended
  10/20/1715 1715 Louis XIV dies  five-year-old great-grandson inherited the throne as Louis XV
  10/21/1725 1725 Peter The Great died and left a mixed legacy  
  10/21/1740 1740 Frederick II is crowned king  Doesn’t lose any time in using his army.
  10/21/1740 1740 Frederick II of Prussia sized the rich Hapsburg province of Silesia  1740 By then, Prussia was strong enough to challenge its rival Austria
  10/21/1756 1756 Seven Years’ War starts  
  10/21/1762 1762 Catherine The Great’s husband was killed by a group of Russian army officers  
  10/21/1763 1763 Seven Years’ War ends  
  10/21/1770 1770s Catherine The Great, Frederick The Great, and Emperor Joseph II divided Poland into three parts.  
  10/21/1772 1772 The first partition happened.  Catherine The Great took part of eastern Poland
  10/21/1793 1793 Poland was partitioned again as well as 2 years later  
  10/21/1919 1919 Free Polish state reappears  


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