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Timeline page for the Mundus Aquilae timeline.

Detailed Timeline

Overview Timeline

Fifteenth Century

  • 1401 - An alliance is formed between Appenzell and the city of St. Gallen in order to protect itself from the Habsburgs, and to resist the influence of the Abbey of St. Gall.
  • 1402 - St. Gall renews an alliance with the Habsburgs. Appenzell is expelled from the Swabian League.
  • 1403 - Appenzell breaks its ties with the Abbey of St Gall, and allies with the Canton of Schwyz, a member of the Old Swiss Confederation, we well as receiving support from Glarus. The Swabian League raises an army and marches against Appenzell.
  • 15 May 1403 - Outside the village of Vögelinsegg nn army of 5,000 Swabian infantry and 600 horsemen attacks an enemy army consisting of 2,000 Appenzellers and 500 soldiers from Schwyz and Glarus. Appenzel is narrowly defeated, and forced to sign short-lived treaty at Arbon.
  • 1405 - The Abbey of St. Gall allies with Frederick IV, Duke of Austria. The Austrians manage to defeat the Appenzellers at the Battle of Stoss Pass.
  • 1406 - Austrian forces in Switzerland are reinforced by a large force from Austria proper under the command of Albert V. Appenzell is occupied, as is Glarus and the city of St. Gallen.
  • 1408 - The Treaty of St. Gallen is signed between Frederick IV von Habsburg and the Appenzellers, which annexes Appenzell, St. Gallen, and Glarus into Further Austria, or establishes these states as tributary.
  • June 1475 - Charles the Bold of Burgundy raises his siege at Neuss, compelled by the approach of an Imperial army.
  • 30 November 1475 - The city of Nancy in Lorraine is seized by Charles the Bold.
  • 2 March 1476 Burgundian forces in Switzerland are attacked before the village of Concise by a confederate army, and in the ensuing Battle of Grandson Charles the Bold suffer a decisive defeat.
  • 6 October 1476 - The city of Nancy is retaken by Lorraine from Burgundian occupiers.
  • 1477 - Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy is defeated by René II, Duke of Lorraine outside Nancy, and agrees to peace, ending the First Burgundian Wars.
  • 12 June 1446 - The Old Zurich War comes to a close between the Old Swiss Confederacy and the armies of Austria, Zurich, and France. Zurich is annexed into the confederacy, while Austria secures further concessions in eastern Switzerland.
  • September 1499 - The First Swabian War ends in a Swiss victory over the forces of the Holy Roman Empire. Switzerland becomes exempt from the resolutions of the Imperial Diet of Worms.

Sixteenth Century

  • 1516 - The Austrian West Indies are officially created from various Austrian settlements in the Imperial Sea. Vultsburg is established as the colony's administrative center.
  • 1520 - A Burgundian expedition supported by the French settles in the New England region.
  • 1533 - Austria releases it Swiss territory as the Duchy of Liechtenstein , under a cadet branch of the Habsburgs native to the region. Liechtenstein would remain greatly tied to the Habsburgs for years to come.
  • 1535 - An Austrian expedition successfully charts the majority of the east coast, which is declared Reichland.
  • 1540 - The city of Schlossburg is founded by Austrian settlers on the Ehrbar River (Potomac).
  • 1544 - Liechtenstein receives a charter from Austria to colonize in Reichland, founding a number of settlements near Burgundy's.
  • 1553 - The colonial territories of the Swiss cantons sign the Federal Charter of 1553, uniting Waldbourg, Heiligzunft, and Bunsylvania into he Nordostenland League, a united territory of the Swiss Confederation.
  • 1555 - The Peace of Augsburg is signed between Charles V and the forces of the Schmalkaldic League, an alliance of Lutheran princes. The treaty confirmes the result of the 1526 Diet of Speyer, ending the war between German Lutherans and Catholics, and establishing that:
    • Rulers of the 224 German states could choose the religion (Lutheranism or Catholicism) of their realms according to their consciences, and compel their subjects to follow that faith (the principle of cuius regio, eius religio).
    • Lutherans living in a prince-bishopric (a state ruled by a Catholic bishop) could continue to practice their faith.
    • Lutherans could keep the territory they had taken from the Catholic Church since the Peace of Passau in 1552.
    • Those prince-bishops who had converted to Lutheranism were required to give up their territories (the principle called reservatum ecclesiasticum).
  • 1556 - Various settlements in the Nordostenland region belonging to Lorraine are consolidated into the colony of Nouveau Lorraine. The overlap of Burgundy's and Lorraine's colonies cause hostility between both colonies.
  • 1564 - The Second Burgundian War begins in an attempt to seize parts of the Duchy of Burgundy for Austria. The Duke of Burgundy is killed, and the Lowlands are inherited by Austria. The majority of Burgundy remains in French hands, making the war inconclusive. In the Americas Burgundy's empire is divided between the Duchy of Lorraine, the Bishopric of Munster, Liechtenstein, and other nations.

Seventeenth Century

  • 5 June 1688 - The Third Austrian-Iroquois War ends in status quo ante bellum.
  • 28 August 1690 - The Treaty of Schlossburg is signed in Reichland, officially ending the Second Reichland War.

Eighteenth Century

  • 1 November 1700 - Charles II of Spain dies, and soon Europe will be at the fields of war once more.

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