Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

17th Century. Thirty-Years War. The raids of Louis XIV

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Series:

Geschichte als Gegenwart

Timeframe:

Frühe Neuzeit

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Breitwieser

Publisher:

Gebr. Rath, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1937

Themes:

European history   

The frieze about the 17th Century shows the timeline (1600-1700 A.C.) with the following dates, which are tagged with red and black arrows: 1608/09 A.C. Union-League; 1630 A.C. Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden comes to the Protestants’ help; 1632 A.C. Gustavus Adolphus’ victory and death in the battle of Lützen; 1640 A.C. The Great Elector’s accession to power; 1648 The Peace of Westphalia; 1655-1660 A.C. Second Northern War; 1667/68 A.C. French War of Devolution against Spain, 1675 A.C. Battle of Fehrbellin; 1672-1678 The Franco-Dutch War; 1681 A.C. French occupation (“spoils”) of Strasburg; 1683 Siege of Vienna, 1686 A.C. Ofen, Mohàcs, 1688 A.C. Death of the Great Elector; 1688-1697 A.C. Nine Year’s War; 1699 A.C. Peace of Karlowitz.