The 17th century in Europe is divided into two subsections: Reformation, Restoration and Enlightenment. At the beginning of the century, wars broke out both civilly and internationally with aims to change monarchical power as well as religious and social reform. The Enlightenment sparked creative, technological and political innovations in light of new social and political reform.
|1||age of growing religious conflict||ca. 1500-1618|
|2||Thirty Years’ War||ca. 1618-1648|
|3||Early Enlightenment||ca. 1648-1715|
|4||Late Enlightenment||ca. 1715-1800|
|5||English Revolution||ca. 1640-60|
|6||French Revolution||ca. 1789-99|
To find out more refer to these short articles and timelines of Early Modern Europe (Reformation and Enlightenment):