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17th Century Timeline

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1. The Ottomans capture Crete.






2. The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas - the oldest existing university in Asia - established by the Dominican Order in Manila






3. John Locke publishes his first 'Letter Concerning Toleration'.






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






5. The death of Miyamoto Musashi - legendary Japanese Samurai warrior - of natural causes.






6. The Time of Troubles in Russia ends with the establishment of the House of Romanov which rules until 1917.






7. The Ottomans make camp at Adrianople.






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






9. The Treaty of Nijmegen ends the hostilities with France






10. As chief minister - Cardinal Richelieu centralises power in France.






11. Maximilian of Bavaria establishes the Catholic League.






12. The War of Devolution; France invades the Netherlands. The Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle (1668) brings this to a halt.






13. Lynching of Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis de Witt in the Hague






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






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






16. Mount Vesuvius erupts






17. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek is the first to observe microbes with a homemade microscope - using samples he collected from his teeth scrapings - raindrops - and his own feces. He calls them 'animalcules.'






18. English poet and playwright William Shakespeare dies.






19. The Glorious Revolution starts with the Dutch Republic invading England - England becomes a constitutional monarchy.






20. Assassination of Stephen Bocskay of Transylvania.






21. Time of Troubles - Vasili IV becomes Tzar of Russia.






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






23. Portugal defeats the Kongo Empire at the Battle of Mbwila.






24. Quebec City founded by Samuel de Champlain in New France (present-day Canada).






25. Battle of N






26. Peace Treaty of Lisbon between Spain and Portugal recognizes Portugal as independent country.






27. Rampjaar in the Netherlands






28. Emperor Fasilides founds the city of Gondar - which becomes the capital of Ethiopia for the next two centuries.






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






30. Thomas Savery demonstrates his first steam engine to the Royal Society.






31. Naval Battle of the Downs






32. The Battle of Killiecrankie is fought between Jacobite and Williamite forces in Highland Perthshire






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






34. The Glorious Revolution starts with the Dutch Republic invading England - England becomes a constitutional monarchy.






35. Emperor Ferdinand II defeats the Bohemian rebels in the Battle of White Mountain.






36. Koxinga captures Taiwan from the Dutch and founds the Kingdom of Tungning which rules until 1683.






37. Wars of the Three Kingdoms - civil wars throughout Scotland - Ireland - and England.






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






39. The Mauritanian Thirty-Year War.






40. New Amsterdam founded by the Dutch WestIndia Company in North America.






41. Ottoman war against Habsburg Hungary.






42. Peter the Great becomes joint ruler of Russia (sole tsar in 1696).






43. Peter the Great becomes joint ruler of Russia (sole tsar in 1696).






44. Capture of Ormuz; The island of Hormuz was captured by an Anglo-Persian force from Portuguese.






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






46. Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.






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






48. The Bank of England is established.






49. The Battle of Chocim - Poles and Cossacks under Jan Karol Chodkiewicz defeat the Ottomans.






50. Beginning of English Civil War - conflict will end in 1651 with the execution of King Charles I - abolishment of the monarchy and the establishment of the supremacy of Parliament over the king.