Christopher Columbus 1451 – 1506

Born – September 1451 Died – 20th May 1506 Father – Domenico Colombo (1418 – 1496) Mother – Susanna Fontanarossa (1435 – 1489) Spouse – m. 1479 – Filipa Moniz Perestrelo (c1455 – c1484) Mistress – from 1487 – Beatriz Enríquez de Arana (1465 – 1521) Children – by Filipa – Diego (1480 – 1526); … Read more Christopher Columbus 1451 – 1506

John Cabot 1450 – 1498

Born – c1450 Died – c1498 Father – Giulio Caboto Mother – Unknown Spouse – m. c1470 – Mattea Children – Ludovico, Sebastian (1474 – 1557), Sancto 1450 (around) John Cabot was born Giovanni Caboto to Giulio Caboto and his wife in Italy. His birthplace may have been Gaeta or Castiglione Chiavarese in Genoa. His … Read more John Cabot 1450 – 1498

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 1970 – Present Day

This timeline is a chronology of the Chernobyl Power Plant from construction to the disaster to present day. 1970 (March) Work began constructing a new nuclear power plant at Chernobyl. A new town, Pripyat, to house workers at the plant, was also constructed. 1972 (during) It was decided that a RBMK (boiling water reactor) would … Read more Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 1970 – Present Day

Caroline of Brunswick 1768 – 1821

Born – 17th May 1768 Died – 7th August 1821 Father – Charles William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel (1780 – 1806) Mother – Augusta of Great Britain Spouse – m. 1795, sep. 1796 – King George IV (1762 – 1830) Children – Charlotte (1796 – 1817) 1768 (17th May) Caroline of Brunswick was born Caroline Amelia … Read more Caroline of Brunswick 1768 – 1821

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1744 – 1818

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

 

Father – Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
Mother – Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Spouse – King George III of Great Britain
Children – George, Frederick, William, Charlotte, Edward, Augusta, Elizabeth, Ernest, Adolphus, Mary, Sophia, Octavius, Alfred, Amelia

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King Charles II of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland 1630 – 1685

King Charles II

Father – King Charles I of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
Mother – Henrietta Maria of France
Spouse – Catherine of Braganza
Children – No legitimate, 14 illegitimate children
King of Scotland 1649 – 1685, King of England, Wales and Ireland 1660 – 1685
Predecessor – Interregnum – Richard Cromwell Lord Protector – 1658 – 1660
Successor – James II – 1685 – 1688

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Richard Cromwell 1626 – 1712

Richard Cromwell

Born – 4th October 1626
Died – 12th July 1712
Father – Oliver Cromwell
Mother – Elizabeth Bourchier
Spouse – Dorothy Maijor
Children – Elizabeth, Anne, Mary, Oliver, Dorothy, Anna, Dorothy, Edith
Lord Protector of England and Scotland – 1658 – 1660
Predecessor – Interregnum – Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector – 1649 – 1658
Successor – Charles II – 1660 – 1685

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Oliver Cromwell 1599 – 1658

Oliver Cromwell

Father – Robert Cromwell
Mother – Elizabeth Steward
Spouse – Elizabeth Bourchier
Children – Robert, Oliver, Bridget, Richard, Henry, Elizabeth, James, Mary, Frances
Lord Protector of England and Scotland – 1649 – 1658
Predecessor – King Charles I – 1625 – 1649
Successor – Interregnum – Richard Cromwell Lord Protector – 1658 – 1660

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King Charles I of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland 1600 – 1649

Charles I

Father – King James I of England, VI of Scotland
Mother – Anne of Denmark
Spouse – Henrietta Maria of France
Children – Charles, Charles, Mary, James, Elizabeth, Anne, Catherine, Henry, Henrietta
King of England and Scotland – 1625 – 1649
Predecessor – King James I of England, VI of Scotland – 1625 – 1649
Successor – Interregnum – Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector – 1649 – 1658

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Anne of Cleves 1515 – 1557

Born – 22nd September 1515 Died – 16th July 1557 Father – John III Duke of Cleves (1490 – 1539) Mother – Maria of Julich-Berg (1491 – 1543) Spouse – m. 1540 div. 1540 – King Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) Children – None Queen Consort of England – January 1540 – July 1540 Preceded … Read more Anne of Cleves 1515 – 1557

International Relations: The Cold War 1945 – 1991

This timeline details the main events of the period known as the Cold War and is linked to the GCSE topic International Relations: The Cold War Era 1945 – 1991 See Also: Leaders of the Soviet Union 1922 – 1991 Presidents of the United States 1789 – Present day 1945 (4th – 11th February) Yalta … Read more International Relations: The Cold War 1945 – 1991

Norman Conquest 1064 – 1077

This timeline details the main events of the Norman Conquest of England from 1064 – 1077 1064 (during) Harold Godwinson had departed England on a ship from Bosham. It is thought that he may have been sailing to Normandy to negotiate the release of his brother Wulfnoth and nephew Hakon who were being held prisoner … Read more Norman Conquest 1064 – 1077

English Civil War Causes and Events 1625 – 1649

This timeline details the main causes and events of the seventeenth century conflict known as the English Civil War or the English Revolution 1625 – 1649 See also: King Charles I  Oliver Cromwell Background Causes of the English Civil War 1625 (13th June) Charles I married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France at … Read more English Civil War Causes and Events 1625 – 1649

Catherine of Aragon 1485 – 1536

Born – 16th December 1485 Died – 7th January 1536 Royal House – Trastamara Father – King Ferdinand of Aragon (1452 – 1516) Mother – Queen Isabella of Castile (1451 – 1504) Spouse – Arthur Tudor (m. 1501), King Henry VIII (m. 1509) Children – Henry (1511), Mary (1516 – 1558) Queen Consort – 1509 … Read more Catherine of Aragon 1485 – 1536

Julius Caesar 100 BCE – 44 BCE

Julius Caesar

Father – Gaius Julius Caesar
Mother – Aurelia Cotta
Spouse – Cornelia, Pompeia, Calpurnia
Children – Julia, Caesarion, Octavian (adopted)
Dictator of Rome – 49 BCE – 44 BCE

Please note: we have chosen to use the new format BCE (before common era) rather than the old BC (before Christ)

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