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    The 17th century lasted from January 1, 1601 (), to December 31, 1700 ().It falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and in that continent (whose impact on the world was increasing) was characterized by the Baroque cultural movement, the latter part of the Spanish Golden Age, the Dutch Golden Age, the French Grand Siècle dominated by Louis XIV, the Scientific Revolution, the world's first ...

  2. Here is a brief historical list of the greatest technology, science, and invention hits of the 17th century. 1608 German-Dutch spectacle-maker Hans Lippershey invents the first refracting telescope . 1620 Dutch builder Cornelis Drebbel invents the earliest human-powered submarine . 1624

  3. Timeline of the 17th century From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a timeline of the 17th century . Contents 1 1600s 2 1610s 3 1620s 4 1630s 5 1640s 6 1650s 7 1660s 8 1670s 9 1680s 10 1690s 11 References 12 Further reading 1600s 1600: On February 17 Giordano Bruno is burned at the stake by the Inquisition.

    • English Society in The 17th Century
    • Banks in 17th Century England
    • Rich People’s Homes in The 17th Century
    • Poor People’s Homes in 17th Century England
    • Food in The 17th Century
    • Clothes in 17th Century England
    • Games and Pastimes in 17th Century England
    • Education in The 17th Century
    • Transport in 17th Century England
    • Medicine in The 17th Century

    During the 17th century, the population of England and Wales grew steadily. It was about 4 million in 1600 and it grew to about 5 1/2 million by 1700. During the 17th century, England became steadily richer. Trade and commerce grew and grew. By the late 17th century trade was an increasingly important part of the English economy. Meanwhile, industr...

    Banking developed in the 17th century. As England grew more commercial so lending money became more important. In the early 17th century goldsmiths lent and changed money. Then in 1640 King Charles I confiscated gold, which London merchants had deposited at the mint for safety. Afterward, people began to deposit money with goldsmiths instead. The g...

    In the late 17th century furniture for the wealthy became more comfortable and much more finely decorated. In the early 17th century furniture was plain and heavy. It was usually made of oak. In the late 17th-century furniture for the rich was often made of walnut or (from the 1680s) mahogany. It was decorated in new ways. One was veneering. (Thin ...

    However, all the improvements in furniture did not apply to the poor. Their furniture, such as it was, remained very plain and basic. However, there were some improvements in poor people’s houses in the 17th century. In the Middle Ages, ordinary people’s homes were usually made of wood. However in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, many were b...

    In the early 17th century people began eating with forks for the first time. During the century new foods were introduced into England (for the rich) such as bananas and pineapples. New drinks were introduced, including chocolate, tea, and coffee. In the late 17th century there were many coffee houses in the towns. Merchants and professional men me...

    At the beginning of the 17th-century men wore starched collars called ruffs. Women wore frames made of wood or whalebone under their dresses. They were called farthingales. However, the farthingale was soon discarded and the ruff evolved into a large lace collar (for those who could afford it!). In the 17th-century men wore knee-length, trouser-lik...

    In the 17th-century traditional pastimes such as cards and bowls continued. So did games like tennis and shuttlecock. People also played board games like chess, draughts, backgammon, and fox and goose. The wealthy also played a game called pale-maille (Pall Mall in London gets its name from an area where the game was played). Charles II also made y...

    In well-off families, both boys and girls went to a form of infant school called a petty school. However only boys went to grammar school. Upper-class girls (and sometimes boys) were taught by tutors. Middle-glass girls might be taught by their mothers. Moreover, during the 17th-century boarding schools for girls were founded in many towns. In them...

    In 1600 the royal posts were exclusively used to carry the king’s correspondence. However in 1635, to raise money, Charles I allowed members of the public to pay his messengers to carry letters. This was the start of the royal mail. From the middle of the 17th-century stagecoaches ran regularly between the major English towns. However, they were ve...

    During the 17th-century operations were performed by barber-surgeons. Their knowledge of anatomy improved. Medicine also improved. In 1628 William Harvey published his discovery of how blood circulates around the body. Doctors also discovered how to treat malaria with bark from the cinchona tree. However, medicine was still handicapped by wrong ide...

  4. The 17th century was a period of unceasing disturbance and violent storms, no less in literature than in politics and society. The Renaissance had prepared a receptive environment essential to the dissemination of the ideas of the new science and philosophy.

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