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the Protestant Reformation Peace of Augsburg (1555) Council of Trent French War of Religion between the Bourbons (Calvinists) and Guises (Catholic) Henry IV takes the throne of France he issues the Edict of Nantes Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor (extensive territories is Spain and Netherlands as well) Philip II of Spain (defeat of the Spanish Armada, Spain starts loses power in Europe) Establishment of the Church of England (under Henry VIII) Elizabeth I in England (English Renaissance) Ivan IV The Terrible takes the title of czar in Russia

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