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View Poll Results: What are most important events and movements of 16th century
Founding of Spanish Colonies 18 28.13%
Founding of Portuguese Colonies 6 9.38%
Founding of Safavid dynasty 1 1.56%
Battle of Diu 2 3.13%
Reign of Henry VIII 14 21.88%
Reign of Selim the Grim 1 1.56%
Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent 7 10.94%
Protestant Reformation 37 57.81%
Reign of Charles V 1 1.56%
Founding of Mughal Empire 2 3.13%
First Siege of Vienna 4 6.25%
Reign of Elizabeth I 14 21.88%
Eighty Years War 2 3.13%
Creation of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1 1.56%
Reign of Ivan the Terrible 4 6.25%
Battle of Lepanto 5 7.81%
Japanese Civil Wars 3 4.69%
Reign of Philip II 1 1.56%
Writers,Scientists,Artists 16 25.00%
Other 2 3.13%
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Old September 18th, 2010, 02:55 AM   #1

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So,what do you guys think?What are most important events for subsequent history from this enermously important but often overlooked century?Choose three that you think most important(or your personal favourite).
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The Reformation

The expansion of the Spanish Empire in the New World

The Religious Peace of Augsburg.

If I just had to choose 3 in general, on the list or otherwise
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The Reformation

The expansion of the Spanish Empire in the New World

The Religious Peace of Augsburg.

If I just had to choose 3 in general, on the list or otherwise
Yes,it does seem that arguably two events with longest-lasting legacy were Reformation and Spanish conquests and colonizations
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Difficult questions indeed.
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The Reformation, the reign of Elizabeth, and advances in science
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Old September 19th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #6

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What do you guys think about the less glamorous ones,like Battle of Diu(one of the most underratd battles of all time,at least among general population),founding of Safavid dynasty and establishment of Mughal Empire?
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Protestant Rerformation- A Schism that Tore Apart Europe for nearly two centuries!

Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent- Where would the Ottomans have been without him?

Eighty Year's War- Spain lost much of its power in the Netherlands and Northern Europe.
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What do you guys think about the less glamorous ones,like Battle of Diu(one of the most underratd battles of all time,at least among general population),founding of Safavid dynasty and establishment of Mughal Empire?
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Ultimately not very important.


The Protestant Reformation did way more than merely split Europe. It was the first step in the slow decline in the power of religious institutions. It also created publics comprised of commoners for the first time. The effects of the Protestant Reformation are more strongly felt then the changing dynasties of any kingdom or empire.
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I chose the Reformation, Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent and Reign of Elizabeth I
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Ultimately not very important.


The Protestant Reformation did way more than merely split Europe. It was the first step in the slow decline in the power of religious institutions. It also created publics comprised of commoners for the first time. The effects of the Protestant Reformation are more strongly felt then the changing dynasties of any kingdom or empire.
I would basically agree with this in theory.But,in practice,Battle of Diu truly had a far-reaching consequences.Certainly one of the most decisive battles of 2nd millenium.
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