A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

ITScGv1527May16Florence becomes a republic (for the second time)
EUScGv1532May16Sir Thomas More resigns as English Lord Chancellor
EU????1547May16Protestant German monarch surrenders to Charles V in Wittenberg
GBScGv1568May16Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, flees to England
EUScBd1571May16Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM
EUScGv1573May16Polish Parliament selects Henry, duke of Anjou, as king
??????1584May167 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond/Blokker/St-Pietersdal
EUScRn1605May16Camillo Borghese is elected to succeed Pope Leo XI and becomes Paul V
ASCfSk1606May162,000 foreigners murdered in Russia
??????1648May16Battle of Zhovti Vody ends: Bohdan Khmelnytsky’s cosacks beat John Casimir
NAScMd1691May16William Kidd marries Sarah Bradley Cox Oort, one of the wealthiest women in New York
FR????1717May16Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille
EUScGv1747May16Prince William V sworn in as admiral-general of Netherlands
GB????1763May16Samuel Johnson first meets his future biographer James Boswell in London
FRScMd1770May16Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France
NAScBd1777May16Georgia Patriot Button Gwinnett receives fatal wound in duel
EUScCm1792May16Denmark abolishes slave trade
EU????1795May16Treaty of The Hague (aka Hedges Treaty): Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state
EUScGv1796May16Lombardije Republic forms
??????1811May16Peninsular War, Battle of Albuera: Allies defeat French
NAScGw1817May16Mississippi River steamboat service begins
NASeMn1849May16New York City establishes hospital for cholera victims

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