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Timeline Events & Eras – Europe 1350-1750

1685
Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes by the Edict of Fontainesbleau
1598
Henry IV issues Edict of Nantes
1629
Petition of Right signed by Charles I
1689
English Bill of Rights passed in connection w/ the Glorious Revolution
1685
Edict of Potsdam, issued by Frederick William
1648
Peace of Westphalia
1555
Peace of Augsburg between Lutheran and Catholic German princes
c. 1370s
John Wycliffe produces English translation of the Bible; beginning of the Lollard movement in England
1414-1418
Council of Constance convenes to end Papal Schism; Czech reformer Jan Huss burned at the stake after being promised free conduct to attend the Council
1517
Martin Luther posts him “95 Theses” protesting the sale of indulgences and challenging other points of church doctrine and practice
1545-1563
Council of Trent meets in 3 sessions to reform Catholic Church in response to Protestant movement
1540
Pope Paul III confirms the founding of the Jesuits
1572
St. Bartholomew’s day Massacre
1541-1564
John Calvin directs the Protestant reform movement in Geneva, where he est. a Consistory to supervise gov. Michael Servetus put to death for his anti-Trinitarian opinions
1494-1498
Savonarola directs his “bonfires of the vanities”
1534-1535
Munster Rebellion; St. Thomas More imprisoned/executed for refusing to affirm Henry VIII’s separation from Rome
1603, 1605
James rebuffs Puritan clergy submitting the Millenary Petition w/ “no bishop, no king”; 2 years later Guy Fawke’s Gunpowder Plot is exposed and thwarted
1645
Archbishop William Laud executed under bill of attainder
1689
Act of Toleration passed by Parliament, allowing freedom of worship to all non-Roman Catholic Christians in England, but placing limitations on opportunity of Non-conformists or Dissenters to hold political office
c. 1450
Johannes Gutenberg develops printing with moveable type
1543
Nicolaus Copernicus publishes his book proposing a heliocentric theory of the solar system
1564-1642
Life of Galileo Galilei
1628
William Harvey publishes Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus
1643-1727
Life of Isaac Newton
1660, 1661
Founding of the Royal Society; Robert Boyle develops Boyle’s Law and publishes the Skeptical Chemist
1601
Tycho Brahe dies, leaving his astronomical observations to his associate, Johannes Kepler
1637
Rene Descartes publishes Discourse on Method
1735-39
French Geodesic Mission, sponsered by the French Academy of Sciences, sends expeditions to Ecuador and Lapland to measure the curvature of the Earth
1665, 1674
Robert Hooke publishes Micrographia and identifies the cell structure; Anton van Leeuwenhoek uses the compound microscope to describe microscopic life forms
c. 1710
Thomas Newcomen develops 1st practucal steam engine to achieve widespread use
1586
400 ton obelisk moved in Rome to St. Peter’s Piazza
1374, 1375
Deaths of Petrarch and Boccaccio, fathers of Renaissance humamism
1385-1441
Life of Jan van Eyck
1452-1519
Life of da Vinci
c. 1600 – c. 1750
Baroque period
1571-1610
Life of Caravaggio
1685-1750
Life of Bach
14th-16th cent.
Renaissance period
1605
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes published; William Shakespeare writes King Lear
1660s-80s
Versailles, extensively remodeled, becomes center of Louis XIV’s court; Christopher Wren active in London, esp. after Great Fire
1729
Voltaire publishes Lettres Philosophiques sur les Anglais following 3 years in England after having been exiled
1644, 1667
John Milton pen Areopagitica; he finishes Paradise Lost during the Restoration
1508-1512
Michelangelo decorates the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican at the commision of Pope Julius II

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Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes by the Edict of Fontainesbleau
1598
Henry IV issues Edict of Nantes
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