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1600s & 1700s Military History Timeline

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1600s & 1700s Military History Timeline

Marshal Tallard, the French commander, surrendering to the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim by Laguerre

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1602 - Eighty Years' War: Maurice of Orange captures Grave

1609 - Eighty Years' War: The Twelve Years' Truce ends fighting between the United Provinces and Spain

May 23, 1618 - Thirty Years' War: The Second Defenestration of Prague leads to the outbreak of the conflict

November 8, 1620 - Thirty Years' War: Ferdinand II defeats Ferdinand V at the Battle of White Mountain

April 25, 1626 - Thirty Years' War: Albrecht von Wallenstein leads Catholic forces to victory at the Battle of Dessau Bridge

September 17, 1631 - Thirty Years' War: Swedish forces led by King Gustavus Adolphus win the Battle of Breitenfeld

November 16, 1632 - Thirty Years' War: Swedish troops win the Battle of Lützen, but Gustavus Adolphus is killed in the fighting

1634-1638 - American Colonies: English settles and their Native American allies win the Pequot War

December 17, to April 15, 1638 - Shimabara Rebellion: A peasant rebellion takes place on Japan's Shimabara Peninsula

September 23, 1642 - English Civil War: Royalist and Parliamentarian forces clash at the Battle of Powick Bridge

October 23, 1642 - English Civil War: The first pitched battle of the conflict is fought at Edgehill

May 19, 1643 - Thirty Years' War: French troops win the Battle of Roncroi

July 13, 1643 - English Civil War: The Royalists win the Battle of Roundway Down

September 20, 1643 - English Civil War: Royalist and Parliamentary forces meet at the First Battle of Newbury

December 13, 1643 - English Civil War: Parliamentary troops win the Battle of Alton

July 2, 1644 - English Civil War: Parliamentary forces win the Battle of Marston Moor

June 14, 1645 - English Civil War: Parliamentarian troops crush Royalist forces at the Battle of Naseby

July 10, 1645 - English Civil War: Sir Thomas Fairfax wins the Battle of Langport

September 24, 1645 - English Civil War: Parliamentarian forces win the Battle of Rowton Heath

May 15 & October 24, 1648 - Thirty Years' War: The Peace of Westphalia ends both the Thirty and Eighty Years' War

August 17-19, 1648 - English Civil War: Oliver Cromwell wins the Battle of Preston

September 3, 1651 - English Civil War: Parliamentarian forces win the Battle of Worcester

July 10, 1652 - First Anglo-Dutch War: The English Parliament declares war on the Dutch Republic

May 8, 1654 - First Anglo-Dutch War: The Treaty of Westminster ends the conflict

1654 - Anglo-Spanish War: Driven by commercial rivalry, England declares war on Spain

September 1660 - Anglo-Spanish War: After the restoration of Charles II, the war comes to an end

March 4, 1665 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: The conflict begins after the Dutch permit their ships to fire when threatened

May 24, 1667 - War of Devolution: France invades the Spanish Netherlands starting the war

June 9-14, 1667 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter leads a successful raid on the Medway

July 31, 1667 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Treaty of Breda ends the conflict

May 2, 1668 - War of Devolution: Louis XIV agrees to the Triple Alliance's demands bringing the war to a close

April 6, 1672 - Third Anglo-Dutch War: England joins France and declares war on the Dutch Republic

February 19, 1674 - Third Anglo-Dutch War: The Second Peace of Westminster ends the war

June 20, 1675 - King Philip's War: A band of Pokanoket warriors attacks the Plymouth colony opening the war

August 12, 1676 - King Philip's War: King Philip is killed by colonists effectively ending the war

1681 - War of 27 Years: Fighting begins between the Marathas and Mughals in India

1683 - War of the Holy League: Pope Innocent XI forms the Holy League to block Ottoman expansion in Europe

September 24, 1688 - War of the Grand Alliance: Fighting begins as the Grand Alliance forms to contain French expansion

July 27, 1689 - Jacobite Risings: Jacobite forces under Viscount Dundee win the Battle of Killiecrankie

July 12, 1690 - War of the Grand Alliance: William III defeats James II at the Battle of the Boyne

February 13, 1692 - Glorious Revolution: Members of Clan MacDonald are attacked during the Glencoe Massacre

September 20, 1697 - War of the Grand Alliance: The Treaty of Ryswick ends the War of the Grand Alliance

January 26, 1699 - War of the Holy League: The Ottomans sign the Treaty of Karlowitz ending the war

February 1700 - Great Northern War: Fighting begins between Sweden, Russia, Demark, and Saxony

1701 - War of the Spanish Succession: Fighting begins as an alliance of Britain, the Holy Roman Empire, Dutch Republic, Prussia, Portugal, and Denmark declare war to prevent a French succession to the Spanish throne

February 29, 1704 - Queen Anne's War: French and Native American forces conduct the Raid on Deerfield

August 13, 1704 - War of the Spanish Succession: The Duke of Marlborough wins the Battle of Blenheim

May 23, 1706 - War of the Spanish Succession: Grand Alliance forces under Marlborough win the Battle of Ramillies

1707 - War of 27 Years: The Mughals are defeated ending the war

July 8, 1709 - Great Northern War: Swedish forces are crushed at the Battle of Poltava

March/April 1713 - War of the Spanish Succession: The Treaty of Utrecht ends the war

December 17, 1718 - War of the Quadruple Alliance: The French, British, and Austrians declare war on Spain after Spanish troops land on Sardinia and Sicily

June 10, 1719 - Jacobite Risings: Jacobite forces are beaten at the Battle of Glen Shiel

February 17, 1720 - War of the Quadruple Alliance: The Treaty of The Hague ends the fighting

August 20, 1721 - Great Northern War: The Treaty of Nystad ends the Great Northern War

July 1722 - Russo-Persian War: Russian troops embark for an invasion of Iran

September 12, 1723 - Russo-Persian War: The Russians compel Tahmasp II to sign a peace treaty

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