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'''Timeline of Historical Events'''  
 
'''Timeline of Historical Events'''  
  
*'''1291''' Foundation of the Swiss Confederation
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*'''1291''' Foundation of the Swiss Confederation  
*'''1484-1531''' Swiss Reformation began in Zurich
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*'''1484-1531''' Swiss Reformation began in Zurich  
*'''Early 1500’s''' First church records begin
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*'''Early 1500’s''' First church records begin  
*'''1535''' Anabaptist and Mennonite movements after 1535 began in the rural areas
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*'''1535''' Anabaptist and Mennonite movements after 1535 began in the rural areas  
*'''1536''' Jean Calvin came to Geneva and reformation began there
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*'''1536''' Jean Calvin came to Geneva and reformation began there  
 
*'''1545-1563''' Catholic Counter Reformation  
 
*'''1545-1563''' Catholic Counter Reformation  
 
*'''1618-1648''' 30 Years’ War, Swiss confederacy remains peaceful  
 
*'''1618-1648''' 30 Years’ War, Swiss confederacy remains peaceful  
 
*'''1656, 1712''' Civil Wars caused by religious strife  
 
*'''1656, 1712''' Civil Wars caused by religious strife  
*'''1803-1815''' Civil War brings Helvetic Republic to an end and Napoleon confirms Switzerland’s borders and its perpetual neutrality
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*'''1803-1815''' Civil War brings Helvetic Republic to an end and Napoleon confirms Switzerland’s borders and its perpetual neutrality  
*'''1815-1830''' Loose confederacy reestablished with 22 cantons
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*'''1815-1830''' Loose confederacy reestablished with 22 cantons  
*'''1817''' Emigration of 3000 Swiss people for North and South America
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*'''1817''' Emigration of 3000 Swiss people for North and South America  
*'''1838''' Church records have standardized columnar entries
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*'''1838''' Church records have standardized columnar entries  
 
*'''1874''' Final point of struggle between church and state on basic rules of society. Marriages, birth and death certificates are controlled by state authorities instead of the church  
 
*'''1874''' Final point of struggle between church and state on basic rules of society. Marriages, birth and death certificates are controlled by state authorities instead of the church  
*Jesuit order is banned from Switzerland until 1973
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*'''1874''' Jesuit order is banned from Switzerland until 1973  
 
*'''1882-83''' 13,500 Swiss emigrate to US, Argentina, Canada and Brasil  
 
*'''1882-83''' 13,500 Swiss emigrate to US, Argentina, Canada and Brasil  
*'''1914-1918''' World War I, Swiss neutrality
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*'''1914-1918''' World War I, Swiss neutrality  
*'''1918-1933''' Economic crisis and inner conflicts
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*'''1918-1933''' Economic crisis and inner conflicts  
*'''1918''' Women allowed to vote
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*'''1918''' Women allowed to vote  
 
*'''1933-1939''' Hitler seen as a danger to Swiss independence  
 
*'''1933-1939''' Hitler seen as a danger to Swiss independence  
*'''1939-1945''' World War II, Swiss neutrality
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*'''1939-1945''' World War II, Swiss neutrality  
 
*'''1979''' Canton Jura separates from Canton Bern
 
*'''1979''' Canton Jura separates from Canton Bern

Revision as of 17:37, 9 September 2008

Timeline of Historical Events

  • 1291 Foundation of the Swiss Confederation
  • 1484-1531 Swiss Reformation began in Zurich
  • Early 1500’s First church records begin
  • 1535 Anabaptist and Mennonite movements after 1535 began in the rural areas
  • 1536 Jean Calvin came to Geneva and reformation began there
  • 1545-1563 Catholic Counter Reformation
  • 1618-1648 30 Years’ War, Swiss confederacy remains peaceful
  • 1656, 1712 Civil Wars caused by religious strife
  • 1803-1815 Civil War brings Helvetic Republic to an end and Napoleon confirms Switzerland’s borders and its perpetual neutrality
  • 1815-1830 Loose confederacy reestablished with 22 cantons
  • 1817 Emigration of 3000 Swiss people for North and South America
  • 1838 Church records have standardized columnar entries
  • 1874 Final point of struggle between church and state on basic rules of society. Marriages, birth and death certificates are controlled by state authorities instead of the church
  • 1874 Jesuit order is banned from Switzerland until 1973
  • 1882-83 13,500 Swiss emigrate to US, Argentina, Canada and Brasil
  • 1914-1918 World War I, Swiss neutrality
  • 1918-1933 Economic crisis and inner conflicts
  • 1918 Women allowed to vote
  • 1933-1939 Hitler seen as a danger to Swiss independence
  • 1939-1945 World War II, Swiss neutrality
  • 1979 Canton Jura separates from Canton Bern