|1600||(Feb) Giordano Bruno burned as heretic: Campo dei Fiori-Rome.
Tycho Brahe and Johanes Kepler working together in Prague.
|1601||Earl of Essex leads revolt against Eliz; is tried and executed.
Queen Eliz delivers her “Golden Speech” surveying 43 year reign.
Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci admitted to Peking.
|1603||Death of Queen Elizabeth of England.
Cousin James of Scotland succeeds as James I.
|1605||Cervantes’ Don Quixote Part I, published.
Shakespeare’s King Lear and Macbeth.
Sir Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning.
In London, Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.
|1606||Birth of Rembrandt. (d. 1669)|
|1607||Foundation of colony of Jamestown, Virginia. first English settlement in America.|
|1608||Birth of John Milton.
Dutchman John Lippershey invents telescope.
First “checks” (Cash letters) in use in Netherlands.
|1609||Dutch East India Co ships first tea to Europe from China.|
|1610||Galileo, The Starry Messenger, published in Venice.
Assassination of King Henry IV of France.
Henry Hudson sails into Hudson’s Straits and discovers Hudson’s Bay.
|1611||John Donne: Anatomy of the World.|
|1612||Dutch on Manhattan Island.
Begin building very tall buildings.
|1614||Sir Walter Raleigh writes The History of the World.
Death of El Greco.
|1616||Death of Shakespeare.
Death of Cervantes.
|1618||Thirty Years War. all Europe drawn in (Prot vs Cath).|
|1619||Wm Harvey announces discovery of circulation of blood. (London).|
|1620||Pilgrims leave Plymouth, England in Mayflower, seek religious liberty (Puritans).|
|1621||Philip IV, King of Spain (to 1665),
Velasquez paints the king.
|1621||Protestant rebellion in France.
War between Holland and Spain.
|1622||Weekeley Newes issued in London for first time.
Beginning of modern newspapers, London ahead of all cities.
|1623||Publish the First Folio edition of Mr William Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories and Tragedies Published According to the True Originall Copies.”|
|1625||Death of King James I.
succeeded by son Charles I.
|1626||Death of Francis Bacon. (b. 1561)|
|1630||John Winthrop (1587-1649) sails with Plymouth Company expedition, April arrives Mass. with 1000 settlers, founds Boston in Sept, becomes first governor of the state, 16,000 more settlers follow.|
|1632||(Feb.21) Galileo: Dialogue on Two Chief World Systems (pub in Flo).
First coffee shop opens in London(Newspapers and coffee houses).Birth of John Locke.
Rembrandt: Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp(Science in art).
|1633||(Jun) Galileo in before Inquisition: abjures the Dialogue in Rome.|
|1636||Foundation of Harvard.
Tea appears in Paris for first time.
|1638||Nicolas Poussin paints “Et in Arcadia Ego”
appearance of central myth of 18th century Romanticism, run off to country, be a shepherd which all French aristocracy will soon enjoy: playing at Arcadia in the woods near their castles.
|1640||Short Parliament & Long Parliament(to 1653).Begin of war between King of England and the Parliament.|
|1642||Begin hostilities of the English Civil War.
All theaters closed in England: by order of the Puritans now in control of Parliament. (till 1660).
Rembrandt’s The Night Watch.Death of Galileo.
|1643||King Louis XIV becomes King of France (to 1715)
the most powerful monarch of the 17th century.
Moliere founds the Illustre Theatre in Paris, later Comedie Francaise.
|1644||Descartes: Principia philosophicae (“Cogito ergo sum”).
John Milton: Areopagitica argues for the freedom of the press, radical idea and part of the growing democratic spirit of both England and the new colonies.
|1647||King Charles of England captured, taken prisoner.|
|1648||End of 30 Yrs War,
pop of Germany down to 8 mil from 17 mil(1618).
|1649||(Jan 19)Trial of King of England before court of Parliament.
(Jan. 30)Execution of the King of England by Parliament.
|1660||Parliament invites Charles II: Come back into England.|
|1665||First issue of London Gazette: one of first newspapers.|
|1667||John Milton: Paradise Lost.|
|1669||Death of Rembrandt. (b. 1606)|
|1675||Death of Vermeer. (b. 1632)|
|1685||Death of King Charles II of England,
succeeded by James II.
|1688||Expel James II,
invite in Protestant William and Mary from Holland.
|1689||Parliament confirms “abdication” of James,
accession of Wm & Mary.
Proclamation of a Declaration of Rights in England
(freedom of speech, press).
|1690||John Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding.|