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Explore & discuss the exciting, formatively important and fascinating Seventeenth century. Topics include Oliver Cromwell, Cardinal Armand-Jean du Plessis Duc de Richelieu, King Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Jamestown Settlement and Plymouth Colony, (The Mayflower), the Russian 'Time of Troubles', The 30-years War, Dutch ventures in the Americas and Afrika, Age of Exploration, John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, the Winter King, end of the Iberian Union, establishment of the Qing (Manchu) Dynasty, the Fronde, British Restoration, Sir Isaac Newton, the Glorious Revolution, Salem (& other) Witch Hunts/Trials, Defenestration of Prague, Sir Francis Bacon, Molière, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Queen Christina of Sweden, René Descartes, John Donne, Galileo Galilei, Thomas Hobbes, Johannes Kepler, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, John Locke, Le Roi du Soleil, The Merry Monarch, John Milton, Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings), Blaise Pascal, foundation of The Royal Society (of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge), FM Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Cardinal Jules (Giulio Raimondo) Mazarin, Gen. Johan t'Serclaes, Ct. von Tilly, Gov. William Penn, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pieter Pauwel Rubens, Sir Christopher Wren, Baruch Spinoza, Sir Anthony van Dyck, FM Ernst von Mansfeldt, Christiaan Huygens, the Electors of Saxony, Robert Herrick, Blaise Pascal, Ben Jonson, Increase & Cotton Mather, Jan III Sobieski and the Elective Kings of Poland, Francesco Borromini, Pierre de Fermat, FM Albrecht von Wallenstein, Edward Herbert, FM Prince Eugene of Savoy, The Zamoyskis, Potoccys, Wišniowieccys, and Movilas, Bethlen Gabor, Prince of Transylvania, The Calculus, and banknotes. While the study of this era usually focuses on European history, the above list illustrates how international was the import of the years from 1603 through 1700.

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  • Mar 6, 2006
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