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17th Century Timeline

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1. Captain Willem Janszoon and his crew aboard the Dutch EastIndia Company ship Duyfken becomes the first recorded Europeans to sight and make landfall in Australia.

2. Death of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu

3. Cardinal Richelieu allies with Swedish Protestant forces in the Thirty Years' War to counter Ferdinand II's expansion.

4. The Treaty of Zurawno brings Polish-Ottoman hostilities to a halt.

5. TheFirst Anglo-Dutch War begins.

6. Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman achieves the first recorded European sighting of New Zealand.

7. The Bank of England is established.

8. Bethlen Gabor - Prince of Transylvania joins Protestant Rebels.

9. Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James VI of Scotland - uniting the crowns of Scotland and England.

10. Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

11. Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge founded.

12. Assassination of Stephen Bocskay of Transylvania.

13. John Evelyn's forestry book - Sylva - is published in England.

14. Famine in France kills 2 million.

15. Emperor Fasilides expels the Catholic Patriarch Afonso Mendes and several Jesuit missionaries from Ethiopia.

16. Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman achieves the first recorded European sighting of New Zealand.

17. The Treaty of Karlowitz ends the Great Turkish War.

18. The reign of the Kangxi Emperor of China begins.

19. The Dutch WestIndia Company invades the Portuguese colony of Pernambuco and founds Dutch Brazil.

20. Ottoman war with Venice. The Ottomans invade Crete and capture Canea.

21. The reign of the Kangxi Emperor of China begins.

22. The Battle of Vienna finishes the Ottoman Empire's hegemony in south-eastern Europe.

23. After his father Shah Jahan completes the Taj Mahal - his son Aurangzeb deposes him as ruler of the Mughal Empire.

24. The Manchus start invading China. Their conquest eventually topples the Ming Dynasty.

25. The College of William and Mary is founded in Williamsburg - Virginia by a royal charter.

26. Mount Vesuvius erupts

27. The Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth army defeats combined Russian- Swedish forces at the Battle of Klushino and conquers Moscow.

28. The Peace of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years' War and the Eighty Years' War and marks the ends of Spain and the Holy Roman Empire as major European powers.

29. Maximilian of Bavaria establishes the Catholic League.

30. Rampjaar in the Netherlands

31. The Mauritanian Thirty-Year War.

32. Taj Mahal building work started in Agra -India

33. The Netherlands and Spain agree to a Twelve Years' Truce in the Eighty Years' War.

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35. Naval Battle of the Downs

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37. Abbas I - the Safavids king - died.

38. Tokugawa Ieyasu seizes control of Japan and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate - beginning the Edo period that lasts until 1869.

39. The Mauritanian Thirty-Year War.

40. Jacques Aymar-Vernay - who later reintroduced Dowsing into popular use in Europe - is born.

41. The Dutch WestIndia Company invades the Portuguese colony of Bahia in Brazil.

42. The Long War between the Ottoman Empire and Austria is ended with the Peace of Zsitvatorok - Austria abandons Transylvania.

43. Kara Mustafa becomes Grand Vizier.

44. Dutch EastIndia Company founded. Its success contributes to the Dutch Golden Age.

45. Franco-Dutch War.

46. Japan transforms into 'locked country'.

47. France takes full political and military control over its colonial possessions in New France.

48. British troops capture New Amsterdam and rename it New York.

49. The Treaty of Westminster ends the war between England and the Republic of the United Provinces.

50. The Northern Wars cement Sweden's rise as a Great Power.