European Monarchs Timeline

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  • Apr 5, 1462

    Ivan III of Russia

    Ivan III of Russia
    Ivan III of Russia
    4/5/1462 - 11/6/1505
    Death
    1. Battle of Shelon River
    2. Gatherer of the Russian lands
    3. Autocratic form
    4. Endorsed Orthodoxy
    Vasilyevich
    Grade: B because Battle of Shelon River was the only one of four events that had a negative effect on society.
  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry VIII of England

    Henry VIII of England
    Henry VIII of England
    4/21/1509 - 1/28/1547
    Death
    1. Act of Supremacy
    2. Created Church of England
    3. Made “Defender of Faith” by the Pope
    4. Accused wife of adultery
    Tudor
    Because of the Act of Supremacy, creating the Church of England, and being made “Defender of Faith” by the Pope, Henry VIII of England would recieve a B. Accusing his wife of adultery was a very bad thing.
  • Mar 14, 1516

    Charles I of Spain

    Charles I of Spain
    Charles I of Spain
    3/14/1516
    Retired
    3/14/1516-1/16/1556
    He retired
    1. Gave five ships to Megellan
    2. Colonization of Americas
    3. Fought Protestantism
    4. Italian Wars versus France
    Hapsburg
    Charles I of Spain would get an B because three of the four of his major accomplishments in life were positive such as fighting Protestantism, giving the ships to Magellen, and colonizing the Americas. However, he also went to war which did not have as much of a positive effect.
  • Dec 12, 1533

    Ivan IV of Russia

    Ivan IV of Russia
    Ivan IV of Russia
    12/12/1533 - 1/26/1547
    Death
    1. Claim Czar
    2. Create General Council
    3. Killed 1,000s in Novgorod
    4. Killed his own son
    Vailyevich
    Grade: C because he was a good ruler until his illness then he was a bad ruler because he made terrible decisions such as killing his own son and 1000 in Novgorod.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Edward VI of England

    Edward VI of England
    Edward VI of England
    1/28/1547 - 7/6/1553
    Death
    1. Third Succession Art
    2. Rebellion
    3. Fall of Sommerset
    4. English Reformation
    Tudor
    Edward VI of England receives a C because two of the four events during his reign had a positive impact but the Rebellion
    and fall of Sommerset were not.
  • Jul 19, 1553

    Mary I of England

    Mary I of England
    Mary I of England
    7/19/1553 - 11/17/1558
    Death (possibly cancer)
    1. Made England Catholic again
    2. Had Lady Jane Grey killed
    3. “Bloody Mary”
    4. Revived heresy laws
    Tudor
    Mary I of England's grade would be a C because she revived heresy laws and made England Catholic again but the "blood Mary" occurred as well as having Lady Jane Grey killed.
  • Jan 16, 1556

    Philip II of Spain

    Philip II of Spain
    Philip II of Spain
    1/16/1556-9/13/1598
    Died of cancer
    1. Colonized Philippines
    2. Spanish Armada invaded England
    3. Defend Catholic Church
    4. Dutch Republic
    Hapsburg
    Philip II's grade would be an A because nearly everything he accomplished during his reign had a positive accomplishment on many other people.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I of England

    Elizabeth I of England
    Elizabeth I of England
    11/17/1558 - 3/24/1603
    Death
    1. Back to Anglican Church
    2. Black Death
    3. Peace of Troyes
    4. War with Spain
    Tudor
    Elizabeth I of England would receive a C because although she had positive events occur, the war with Spain and the black death had drastically negative effects.
  • Henry IV of France

    Henry IV of France
    Henry IV of France
    8/2/1589 - 5/14/1610
    Assassinated
    1. Wars of Religion
    2. St. Bartholomews Day Massacre
    3. Declaration of St. Cloud
    4. Treaty of Vervins
    Bourbon-Vendome
    Henry IV of France would get a C because 2 of the 4 major events during his reign were terribly negative.
  • Phillip III of Spain

    Phillip III of Spain
    Phillip III of Spain
    9/16/1598-3/31/1621
    Died
    1. Treaty of London
    2. Twelve Years’ Truce
    3. Thirty Years’ War
    4. Naval Battles
    Hapsburg
    Philip III of Spain's grade would be an B because the majority of things he accomplished during his reign had a positive inpact, however the naval battles had a negative impact on many other people.
  • James I of England

    James I of England
    James I of England
    3/24/1603 - 3/27/1625
    Stroke
    1. Created King James Bible
    2. Low taxation during the Jacobean era
    3. "Divine right of Kings" Led to beheading of Charles
    4. Refused to pass Puritans' reform
    Son of Henry Stuart
    Grade: B because the two positive events were creating the King James Bible and having low taxation during the Jacobean era. The other events were the beheading of Charles and refusing to pass the Puritan's reform.
  • Louis XIII of France

    Louis XIII of France
    Louis XIII of France
    5/14/1610 - 5/14/1643
    Death
    1. Thirty Years’ War
    2. Siege of La Rochelle
    3. Day of Dupes
    4. Punishing Nobles
    Bourbon-Vendome
    Louis XIII of France would recieve a C because of what occurred during his reign. Both the Day of Dupes Siege of La Rochelle had a positive impact on civilians but punishing the nobles, and he 30 years war had negative impacts.
  • Michael I of Russia

    Michael I of Russia
    Michael I of Russia
    2/21/1613 - 7/12/1645
    Death
    1. Peace of Stolbovo
    2. Truce of Deulino
    3. Allied Poland against Sweden
    4. Struggles between Boyar fractions
    Romanov
    Grade: C because of his successes with the truce of Deulino and peace of Stolbovo. However, he allied Poland against Sweden, and his struggles between Boyar fractions.
  • Ferdinand II of Central Europe

    Ferdinand II of Central Europe
    Ferdinand II of Central Europe
    1618 - 2/5/1637
    Death
    1. Thirty Years’ War
    2. Treaty of Westphalia
    3. Named Holy Roman Emperor
    4. Shut down 2 protestant churches
    Hapsburg
    Grade: B because everything had a positive effect on society with the exception of the thirty years war.
  • Philip IV of Spain

    Philip IV of Spain
    Philip IV of Spain
    3/31/1621 - 9/17/1665
    Died
    1. Thirty Years’ War
    2. Philip’s Armada
    3. War in Flanders
    4. French, Spanish War
    Hapsburg
    Philip IV of Spain would recieve a D because 3 of the 4 major events that occurred in his lifetime had a negative impact being warring situations.
  • Charles I of England

    Charles I of England
    Charles I of England
    3/27/1625 - 1/30/1649
    Beheaded
    1. Petition of Right
    2. “Long Parliament”
    3. Rebelled against Parliament
    4. English Civil War
    Stuart
    Grade: D because he rebelled against Parliament for more power and started a civil war but he did sign the Petition of Right which was good.
  • Frederick William of Prussia

    Frederick William of Prussia
    Frederick William of Prussia
    12/1/1640 - 4/29/1688
    Death
    1. Silesian Wars
    2. Russo-Turk Wars
    3. War of Austrian Succession
    4. First Partition of Poland
    Hohenzollerns
    Grade: D because three of the four major events that occurred during his reign were war and had negative effects.
  • Louis XIV of France

    Louis XIV of France
    Louis XIV of France
    5/14/1643 - 9/1/1715
    Death
    1. La Fronde
    2. Dixieme
    3. Dutch War
    4. Treaties of Nijmegen
    Bourbon-Vendome
    Louis XIV of France gets a B because his life and actions had a positive effect on society with the exception of the Dutch War.
  • Oliver Cromwell of England

    Oliver Cromwell of England
    Oliver Cromwell of England
    12/16/1653 - 9/3/1658
    Death
    1. Fought for Roundheads against Charles in Civil War
    2. Leviathan is written by Thomas Hobbes
    3. War over trade with Dutch and Spain
    4. Named Lord Protector of England
    Cromwell
    Grade: B because the only negative event that ocurred during his reign was the war over trade with Dtuch and Spain.
  • Charles II of England

    Charles II of England
    Charles II of England
    5/8/1660 - 2/6/1685
    Death
    1. Reopened Theaters
    2. Habeas Corpus Act
    3. Public construction projects
    4. Toleration of Catholics
    Stuart
    Grade: A because all four events are positive.
  • Charles II of Spain

    Charles II of Spain
    Charles II of Spain
    9/17/1665 - 11/1/1700
    Executed
    1. Great Plague and Great Fire
    2. Treaty of Pyrenees
    3. Dutch War 1 and 2
    4. Treaty of Breda
    Hapsburg
    Charles II of Spain would recieve a C because although two of the four events were negative, the other two were Treaties in which he redeemed himself.
  • Peter I of Russia

    Peter I of Russia
    Peter I of Russia
    5/7/1682 - 2/8/1725
    Death
    1. Brought church under State control
    2. Cut off boyers’ traditional long coats, beards to look more European
    3. Started first newspaper in Russia
    4. Modernized Russia
    Romanov
    Grade: A because did a lot of good things to modernize Russia
  • James II of England

    James II of England
    James II of England
    2/6/1685 - 12/23/1689
    Death
    1. Hanoverian Succession
    2. Glorious Revolution
    3. Divine Right of Kings
    4. English Bill of Rights
    Stuart
    Grade: A because everything that happened during his reign had a positive effect.
  • Frederick I of Prussia

    Frederick I of Prussia
    Frederick I of Prussia
    4/29/1688 - 2/25/1713
    Drowned
    1. Peace of Constance
    2. Renewed alliance with Holy Roman Empire
    3. Recieved Iron Crown
    4. Third Crusade
    Grade: A because all of the events that occurred during his reign had a positive effect on his empire and society. He was well liked and had an overall positive impact.
  • William III of England

    William III of England
    William III of England
    2/13/1689 - 3/8/1702
    Died of Pneumonia
    1. Glorious Revolution
    2. English Bill of Rights
    3. Constitutional Monarchy in place
    4. Battle of Boyne
    Stuart
    Grade: B because the English Bill of rights, Constitutional monarchy, and glorious were are positive events.
  • Mary II of England

    Mary II of England
    Mary II of England
    2/13/1689 - 12/28/1694
    Death
    1. Glorious Revolution
    2. English Bill of Rights
    3. Constitutional Monarchy in place
    4. Battle of Boyne
    Stuart
    Grade: B because all but the Battle of Boyne had a positive effect on society.
  • Philip V of Spain

    Philip V of Spain
    Philip V of Spain
    11/16/1700 - 1/14/1724
    Died of sickness
    1. Morisco Revolt
    2. Defeat of Spanish Armada
    3. Italian Wars
    4. Revolt in the Netherlands
    Hapsburg
    F Because there was two revolts, defeat of the Armada, and a war during his reign.
  • Charles VI of Central Europe

    Charles VI of Central Europe
    Charles VI
    10/12/1711 - 11/20/1740
    Death
    1. War of Austrian Succession
    2. Pragmatic Sanction
    3. War of the Spanish Succession
    4. Treaty of Vienna
    Hapsburg
    Grade: C because both the war of Spanish Succession and the war of Austrian Succession occured. However, the Treaty of Vienna and Pragmatic Sanction were positive.
  • Frederick William I of Prussia

    Frederick William I of Prussia
    Frederick William I of Prussia
    2/25/1713 - 5/31/1740
    Death
    1. General War Commissariat
    2. Battle of Fehrbellin
    3. Great Sleigh Drive
    4. Battle of Warsaw
    Hohenzollern
    Grade: C because when in power, the Battle of Fehrbellin and the Battle of Warsaw occurred. However, Frederick William I of Prussia was well liked and had a positive impact on society.
  • Louis XV of France

    Louis XV of France
    Louis XV of France
    9/1/1715 - 5/21/1792
    Sickness to Death (Smallpox)
    1. Piece of Aix-la-Chapelle
    2. Diplomatic Revolution of 1756
    3. Seven Years’ War
    4. Treaty of Paris of 1763
    Bourbon-Vendome
    Louis XV of France recieves a B because of the positive impacts of the Treaty of Paris of 1763, Piece of Aix-la-Chapelle, and the Diplomatic Revolution of 1756. The seven years war was negative though.
  • Frederick II Prussia

    Frederick II Prussia
    Frederick II Prussia
    5/31/1740 - 8/17/1786
    Death
    1. War of Austrian Succession
    2. War of Bavarian Succession
    3. First Partition of Poland
    4. Seven Years’ War
    Hohenzollern
    Grade: D because he was involved in multiple wars but the Partition of Poland was a positive move and positively effected society.
  • Maria Theresa of Austria

    Maria Theresa of Austria
    Maria Theresa of Austria
    10/20/1740 - 11/29/1780
    Heart Failure
    1. War of Austrian Succession
    2. Seven Years’ War
    3. Treaty of Belgrade
    4. War of Spanish Succession
    Hapsburg
    Grade: D because of the war of Austrian Succession, Seven Years’ War and the War of Spanish Succession. All of these events had a negative effect on society.
  • Catherine II of Russia

    Catherine II of Russia
    Catherine II of Russia
    7/9/1762 - 11/6/1796
    Death
    1. War in Poland
    2. Catherine strengthens monarchy in rural areas
    3. Put down rebellion by beheading leader of rebellion
    4. Reformed legal and education systems
    Romanov
    Grade: B because Catherine strengthed monarchy in rural areas, put down rebellion by beheading leader of rebellion, and reformed legal and education systems. Althought the violence of the war on society did not have a positive effect.
  • Louis XVI of France

    Louis XVI of France
    Louis XVI of France
    5/10/1774 - 9/21/1792
    Executed
    1. Treaty of Utrecht
    2. War of Spanish Succession
    3. Edict of Nantes
    4. Built palace at Versailles
    Bourbon-Vendome
    Louis XV of France recieves a B because of the positive impacts of the Treaty of Utrecht, Edict of Nantes, and his building of the palace at Versailles.