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17th Century Timeline

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1. Naval Battle of the Downs

2. The Karposh rebellion is crushed in present-day Republic of Macedonia - Skopje is retaken by the Ottoman Turks. Karposh is killed - and the rebels are defeated. Giles Cory was pressed to death during the Salem witch trials in the 1690s

3. Assassination of Stephen Bocskay of Transylvania.

4. Louis XIV accepts the Spanish crown on behalf of his grandson Philip of Anjou - triggering the War of the Spanish Succession

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

6. 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.

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

8. The Commonwealth of England ends and the monarchy is brought back during the English Restoration.

9. Robert Hooke discovers cells using a microscope.

10. Death of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu

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12. Polish-Ottoman War over Moldavia.

13. Sultan Mehmed IV - advised by Kara Mustafa - decides to disregard the existing peace treaty with Leopold I - due to expire in 1684.

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

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

16. Franco-Dutch War.

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

18. English poet and playwright William Shakespeare dies.

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

20. English Civil War ends with the Parliamentarian victory at the Battle of Worcester.

21. The 1700 Cascadia earthquake (magnitude 9) occurs off the coast of the Pacific Northwest; Japan is struck by a tsunami.

22. Seven-year-old Mehmed IV becomes sultan.

23. Seven-year-old Mehmed IV becomes sultan.

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

25. Michael the Brave (first unificator of Romania) - voivode of Wallachia - Moldavia and Transylvania - is assassinated by the order of the Habsburg general Giorgio Basta at C

26. The Bank of England is established.

27. La Salle explores the length of the Mississippi River and claims Louisiana for France.

28. The Commonwealth of England ends and the monarchy is brought back during the English Restoration.

29. The Ottomans capture Crete.

30. Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before theInquisition.

31. Maximilian of Bavaria establishes the Catholic League.

32. Rampjaar in the Netherlands

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

34. The Deluge wars leave Polish

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

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

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

38. The War of the Two Kings in Ireland.

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

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

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

42. Kara Mustafa becomes Grand Vizier.

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

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

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

46. Mary II of England dies

47. Battle of Kinsale - one of the most important battles in Irish history - fought.

48. The Ottomans capture Crete from the Venetians after the Siege of Candia.

49. Maffeo Barberini is elected Pope Urban VIII at the Papal conclave of 1623.

50. King Charles was compelled to summon Parliament due to the revolt of the Scots.