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The Age of the Hapsburgs


    Charles V and Universal Monarchy: 1519-1555

    Philip II and the Defense of Catholicism: 1556-1598

    • 1564: Council of  Trent ends.
    • 1565: Spanish take Philippines and establish city of Manila.
    • 1568: The Revolt of the Netherlands Begins.
    • 1571: Battle of Lepanto.
    • 1572: Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
    • 1582: Gregorian Calendar adopted.
    • 1588: Defeat of the Spanish Armada
    • 1598: Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes.



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