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History of Humanity - 17th Century AD


17th Century (AD)

Shakespeare writes Hamlet (literature)

1603

1607

Virginia, in North America, is colonized by the English (colonization)

French begin settlement of Quebec (Canada) (colonization)

1608

1609

Galileo invents the telescope (technology)

French found São Luís, in Maranhão (Brazil)

1612

1614

Antonio Vieira arrives in Brazil (literature)

Cervantes publishes Don Quixote (literature)
French expelled from Maranhão.

1615

1618

Thirty Years' War begins in Europe
(war)

Mayflower Ship Arrives at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Northeastern US (Colonization)

1620

1629

Raposo Tavares and Manuel Preto flag destroys Jesuit missions in Paraná

Beginning of Quilombo dos Palmares (Brazil)
Dutch occupy Pernambuco (Brazil)

1630 (c)

1637

Descartes publishes Discourse on Method, landmark of modern philosophy (philosophy)
Maurício de Nassau arrives in Brazil (Brazil)

Portugal becomes independent of Spain again (Restoration) (politics)

1640

1643

Louis 14 comes to power in France (politics)

First battle of the Guararapes against the Dutch (Brazil)

1648

1649

Finishes construction of Taj Mahal, India

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathan (philosophy)

1651

1654

Definitive expulsion of the Dutch (Brazil)

Diego Velásquez paints The girls (visual arts)

1656

1664

Molière writes Tartufo (literature)

Completed building of Versailles Palace in France (architecture)

1670

1674

Flag of Fernão Dias Pais to Minas Gerais

Foundation by the Portuguese of the Colony of Sacramento, Uruguay (Brazil)

1680

1687

Newton publishes the law of gravity

Glorious Revolution breaks out in England (politics)

1688

1695

Destruction of Palmares and death of its leader, Zombie (Brazil)

Savery invents steam engine (technology)

1698