AP European History Important Dates Flashcards

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1588
Spanish Armada
1688
Glorious Revolution
1914
Begin WWI
1939
Start of WWII
1918
End of WWI
1555
Peace of Augsburg
1789
French revolution began
1929
Great Depression Begins
1650-1750
Enlightenment philosophes spread modern ideas
1492
Columbus sailed the ocean
1933
Hitler comes to power
1930s
Great Depression weakened democracies and promoted dictators
1750-1850
Industrial Revolution began in England
1600
Galileo and other astronomers challenged geocentric worldview
1660
English restoration (monarchy restored in England, Charles comes to power)
1830
July revolution removed Bourbons; replaced with Louis Philippe in France (think Bourbons O-usted= the "0" in 1830; relative to 1815)
1690
Absolute monarchy symbolized by Louis XIV at Versailles
1713
Treaty of Utrecht, prevented from having a single monarch for both France and Spain
1885
Berlin conference (carve up Africa; think 88 is a split "8/8", splitting up Africa)
1715
Louis 14 dies (15...the 14th dies)
1545
Council of Trent; begin counter reformation (council of trent renewed and clarified Catholic doctrine) (think 545 is like two fives so catholics fighting against the protestants and the 4 is the tug of war rope)
1870-1914
British Empire dominated the age of imperialism
1848
Karl Marx argued for socialism as revolutions swept Europe
1861
Czar Alexander II freed the Russian serfs
1989
Fall of USSR/ Fall of Berlin Wall
1815
(1) Napoleon exiled (2) congress of vienna
1740
Frederick the Great (II) begins reign. (attacks Austria)
1799
Napoleon came to power in France (1799-Nap. power; 1804-Nap. emperor; 1815-Nap. exiled)
1792
Robespierre led the Reign of Terror in France
1914-1918
World War I: the old monarchies swept away
1527
(1) End of Renaissance: Rome sacked by HRE. (2) Machiavelli dies
1618
beginning of the 30 years war (1*6=6, 1+8=9, multiples of three, thirty years war)
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