Top 10 Most Important Events In The European History

The European history has developed many stages of ups and downs to reach the current status. You should be aware of these factors shaped European history. Have a look at this list of the top 10 events in the European history.

10 The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution maintains a period of huge economic, technological, social as well as cultural change which influenced humans that it’s often evaluated to the alteration from hunter-gathering to farming. At its easiest, a mostly agrarian world economy based on manual labor was changed into one of the industry by machines. The exact dates do not clearly exist but the 1760/80s to the 1830/40s are most frequent, with the developments starting in Britain and then spreading all over the world, such as the United States.

9 The Reformation

The Reformation was a crack in the Latin Christian church during the sixteenth century which initiated Protestantism and made a major division which still exists to this day.

8 The Renaissance

The Renaissance was deemed to be a cultural and scholarly movement which emphasized on the rediscovery and application of texts and believed from classical antiquity, happening in Europe c. 1400 – c. 1600. The Renaissance can also point to the period of European history spanning approximately the same dates. The debate about what precisely formed the Renaissance still inaccurate matter. In essence, it was a cultural and intellectual movement, closely linked to society and politics, of the late fourteenth to the beginning of the seventeenth centuries, even though it is generally restricted to just the fifteenth as well as sixteenth centuries.

The Renaissance also brought along a lot of change on the periphery of Europe. Islands such as Malta experienced great upheaval as wars such as the ones between Muslims and Christians in the Great Siege of Malta defined whether where the rest of Europe would remain under the influence of the existing rulers, or whether it would be the beginning of the dominion of the Turks.

7 The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment has been defined in a lot of manners, but at its widest was a philosophical, intellectual and cultural movement taking place in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It pointed to reason, logic, criticism and freedom of thought over doctrine, and superstition. Logic was now emerging in a worldview which stated that empirical observation and the examination of life could disclose the truth behind human society, as well as the universe.

6 The French revolution

Between 1789 and 1802, France was hit by a revolution which thoroughly changed the government, military and culture of the state as well as get Europe involved into some wars. France went from a mainly ‘feudal’ nation under an absolutist monarch, through the French Revolution to a nation which executed the king and then to a kingdom under Napoleon Bonaparte.

5 The Seven Years’ War

The Seven Years’ War happened between 1754 and 1763 with the key conflict being in the seven-year period 1756–1763. Most of the great powers were participants and the war influenced Europe, North America, Central America, India, and the Philippines. In the historiography of certain countries, the war is named after fighters in the respective theatres: the French and Indian War as it is named in the United States.

4 Berlin wall

The Berlin Wall was a barrier that segregated Berlin from 1961 to 1989, it was constructed by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961, surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin till it was opened in November 1989. Its destruction took place on 13 June 1990 and was done in 1992. The barrier had guard towers placed along great concrete walls, which restricted a large area that contained anti-vehicle channels.

3 The Marshall Plan

It was the American initiative to help Europe and Asia, in which the United States offered $17 billion to economically support and to help restructuring European economies following the end of World War II. The plan was ongoing for four years starting in April 1948.

2 The Gunpowder Plot

It took place in 1605, it is often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason. Actually it was a futile assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by some provincial English Catholics under the supervision of Robert Catesby.

1 The Great Plague

It was the final major epidemic of the bubonic plague to take place in the Kingdom of England. It took place within the centuries-long time period of the Second Pandemic, a long period of irregular bubonic plague epidemics which started in Europe in 1347, the first year of the “Black Death”, an eruption which was consisted of other forms like pneumonic plague, and continued until 1750.

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