The Cambridge Modern History: Planned by the Late Lord Acton - Vol. 4

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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE
OF
LEADING EVENTS MENTIONED IN THIS VOLUME.
1530 The Grey Leagues obtain possession of the Valtelline.
1540 Calvin Institution Chrétienne.
1559 Accession of Frederick II in Denmark.
1560 Death of Gustavus Vasa of Sweden and accession of Erik XIV.
1561 The Articles of Arboga.
1563-70 The Northern Seven Years' War.
1567 The English Merchant Adventurers at Hamburg.
1569 Deposition of Erik XIV of Sweden and accession of John III.
1570 Peace of Stettin closes the Northern Seven Years' War.
Opening of a thirteen years' war between Russia and Sweden.
1581 Establishment of the English Turkey Company.
1583 Truce of Pliusa between Sweden and the Tsar.
1587 Election of Sigismund III of Poland.
Statute of Kalmar.
1588 Death of Frederick II of Denmark and accession of Christian IV.
1590 Death of Pope Sixtus V.
1592 Election of Pope Clement VIII.
Sigismund III of Poland crowned King of Sweden.
1594 Dutch Company of Foreign Merchants formed.
1595 Peace of Teusin between Sweden and Russia.
1599 Deposition of Sigismund of Sweden.
1600 Charles IX chosen King of Sweden.
Opening of the War of the Swedish Succession between Sweden and Poland.
English East India Company chartered.
c. Galileo's discoveries as to the laws of gravitation.
1602 Dutch East India Company formed.
1605 Election of Pope Paul V.
The Dutch take Amboina.
1605-19 The Dutch reach the western coast of Australia.
1606-7 Quarrel between Pope Paul V and Venice.
1606 Peace of Zsitva-Torok between the Empire and the Turks.
The London and the Plymouth Companies for North America chartered.
1607 Foundation of the Virginia Colony at Jamestown.
1608 French settlements at Port Royal and Quebec.
1609 The Bohemian Letter of Majesty granted.
English colony in Guiana.
Twelve Years' Truce between Spain and the United Provinces.
1609-32 English settlement of the Bermudas, the Leeward Islands and Barbados.

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