Wars, 17th Century

English Civil War

This timeline details all the main wars that happened during the 17th Century

Autumn 1568 to January 1648
The Dutch Revolt (Eighty Years War)
Fought between: Dutch Republicans, England, France, Nassau against Spanish Empire, Holy Roman Empire
Location: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Result: Dutch Republic gained independence from Spain
February 1587 to 18th August 1604
Anglo-Spanish War
Fought between: England, Dutch Republic, France against Spanish Empire
Location: Atlantic Ocean, Canary Islands, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, France, Spain, Spanish Empire
Result: a return to the status quo/div>

23rd May 1618 to 15th May 1648
Thirty Years War
Fought between: Protestant Forces (Sweden, France, Dutch, German States) against Catholic Forces (Holy Roman Empire, Spanish Empire, Hungary, Croatia)
Location: Germany and its border countries
Result: Peace of Westphalia
22nd August 1642 May 1646
Fought between: English Royalists against English Parliamentarians
Location: England
Parliamentarian victory
Spring 1648 to January 1649
Fought between: English Royalists against English Parliamentarians
Location: England
Result: Parliamentarian victory, King Charles I executed
February 1649 to 3rd September 1651
Third English Civil War
Fought between: English Royalists against English Parliamentarians
Location: England and Scotland
Result: Parliamentarian victory, Charles II escaped, Scotland governed by England
May 1672 to August 1678
Franco-Dutch War (Dutch War)
Fought between: France, England, Sweden against Dutch Republic, Holy Roman Empire, Spain, Denmark, Norway
Location: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Catalonia, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea
Result: Treaty of Nijmegen, territorial changes on both sides
June 1675 to April 1678
King Philip’s War
Fought between: New England Colonists against Native Americans
Location: States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine
Colonial victory
26th October 1683 to 15th October 1684,
War of the Reunions
Fought between: France against Spanish Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Genoa
Location: Spanish Netherlands, Spain, Genoa
Result: Truce of Ratisbon – France gained land
August 1688 to September 1697
King William’s War (Part of the War of the Grand Alliance)
Fought between: England against France
Location: North America
Result: status quo
September 1688 to September 1697
War of the Grand Alliance (Nine Years War)
Fought between: Dutch Republic, England, Holy Roman Empire, Scotland (non Jacobite), Spain, Sweden against France, Jacobite Scotland and Ireland
Location: French border countries, Scotland, Ireland, North America
Result: Treaty of Ryswick – territorial changes
12th March 1689 to 3rd October 1691
Williamite War in Ireland (Part of the War of the Grand Alliance)
Fought between: England, Scotland (non Jacobite), Dutch Republic against France, Irish Jacobites
Location: Ireland
Victory for King William III.
16th April 1689 to Spring 1692
Jacobite Uprising (Part of the War of the Grand Alliance)
Fought between: England, Scotland (non Jacobite), Dutch Republic against France, Scottish Jacobites
Location: Scotland
Jacobites defeated

 

First published 2015; updated and republished Jan 13 2022 @ 12:16 pm – Updated – Jan 13, 2022 @ 12:17 pm

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2015 – 2022). Wars, 17th Century. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/wars-17th-century. Last accessed January 15th, 2022