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1600      Battle of Nieuwpoort - Maurice of Nassau and Dutch Army win tactical victory over Spanish (July 2, 1600)
              

1601
1602
1603     Death of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (24 March, 1603)
              

1604
1605      Arrest of Guy Fawkes, leader of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Parliament Building in London (5 November)
               

1606
1607       Battle of Gibraltar - Dutch victory over Spanish - part of the Eighty Years War,  1568-1648 (April 25, 1607)
              

1608
1609     Galileo demonstates the Galilean Telescope to the Doge of Venice, Leonardo Donato
              

1610
1611       Last Voyage of Henry Hudson
              

1612       Scottish Expedition to Norway led by Alexander Ramsay and George Sinclair on their way to enlist in the Swedish Army - part of Kalmar War (August 20-26)
              

1613
1614
1615
1616
1617
1618   Defenestration of Prague - starts the Thiry Years' War (23 May, 1618)
              

1619
1620
1621
1622       The Surrender of Jülich - Spanish Army under Ambrosio Spinola take Dutch-occupied fortress - Palatinate Campaign of Thirty Years' War  (3 February)
               

1623
1624
1625      Relief of French-Occupied Genoa by Álvaro de Bazán, 2nd Marquis of Santa Cruz - part of Thiry Years' War  (24 April)
               
  

                Surrender of Breda (June 5, 1625)
               

1626
1627
1628       Cardinal Richelieu of France at the Siege of La Rochelle - part of the Third Huguenot Rebellion
               

1629
1630
1631
1632
1633      Galileo before the Roman Inquisition (February-July)
              

               Galileo before the Roman Inquisition (February-July)
              
1634     The Assassination of Albrech von Wallenstein, supreme commander of the Hapsburg armies  (February 25, 1634)
              
    

               Battle of Nordlingen - Spanish-Imperial Army deals crushing defeat to Protestants in Bavaria (27 August - Julian/ 6 September, Gregorian)
              
1635
1636
1637
1638
1639
1640
1641
1642          The Battle of Edgehill - Charles I, Lord Linday and Prince Rupert strategize on the Eve before battle - First English Civil War (22 October, 1642)
             

1643
1644      Christian IV loses an eye at the Battle of Kolberger Heide - part of the Torstenson War (a theatre of the Thirty Years' War) (1 July, 1644)
              

1645
1646
1647
1648        Ratification of the Treaty of Münster (May 15, 1648)
              

1649       The Execution of Charles I  - with Cromwell (30 January, 1649)
               
1650
1651
1652
1653
1654
1655
1656
1657
1658
1659      Treaty of The Pyenees - Louis XIV of France and Philip IV of Spain meet on the Isle of the Pheasants - ends Franco-Spanish War (7 November, 1659)
            

1660      Execution of Mary Dwyer (1 June)
              

1661
1662
1663
1664
1665
1666
1667    Battle of Medway - 2nd Anglo-Dutch War  (9-14 June, 1667)
             

1668
1669
1670
1671
1672       Battle of Solebay  - Burning of the Royal James  (28 May, 1672)
              


               Rampjaar - Lynching of the De Witt brothers - Johan and Cornelis  - leaders of the Dutch Republic (20 August, 1672)
                   

               The Storming of the Coevoorden - Dutch recatpure from forces of the Bishop of Münster (30 December, 1672)
              
1673
1674
1675
1676      Marriage of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I to third wife Eleonore of Pfalz-Neuburg (14 December)
              


               Reply (Ultimatum) of the Zaporozhian Cossacks led by Ivan Sirko to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV
              
1677
1678
1679
1680
1681
1682
1683      Battle of Vienna - Jan III Sobieski meets Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I near Schwechat - part of Great Turkish War (12 September)
              

1684
1685      Doge of Venice has audience with Louis XIV of France at Versailles (15 May 1685)
              

1686      Recapture of Buda (1686)
              

1687
1688
1689
1690
1691
1692
1693
1694
1695
1696
1697
1698      Morning of a Streltsy Execution in Red Square, Moscow  (1698)
              

1699   

                                                                                              
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