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Grand Unified Timeline: The Renaissance And Industrial Revolution
Grand Unified Timeline events from 1501 C.E. through 1800 C.E. (If you want to see how fiction mucks up this period, see The Renaissance, Clock Punk, and Steam Punk)

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     1501 C.E. - 1600 C.E. 
1503
  • Remilia Scarlet born. (Touhou)
  • Frustrated at every turn by Ezio Auditore's growing force of Assassins, and successful sabotage and takeover of Rome, Cesare Borgia assaults his sister/lover Lucrezia and murders his father, Master Templar Pope Alexander VI. Soon after, Ezio drives Cesare completely from Rome. In a failed attempt to reclaim the city, Cesare is promptly arrested and imprisoned by the papal forces of Pope Julius II. (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood)

1506
  • Peabody and Sherman cure Mona Lisa's toothache, making it possible for Leonardo da Vinci to paint her smile. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1507
  • Ezio Auditore tracks down Cesare Borgia to the Siege of Viana in Spain. In disgrace, Cesare is now a mercenary in employ of his brother-in-law, King John III of Navarre. After a fight on ramparts, Ezio gains the upper hand and goes to kill Cesare, who declares that he is not fated to "Die at the hands of man." Declaring that he will then leave Cesare "To the hands of Fate," Ezio throws him off the castle wall to his death. (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood)

1508
  • Flandre Scarlet born. (Touhou)

1509
  • Approximate date that Meredoth is pulled from Mystara to Ravenloft. (921 AC, 635 BC)justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft)

1510
  • Emperor Skantarios recaptures Jerusalem for the Eastern Roman Empire. The Dome of the Rock and other Islamic centers of worship are destroyed, and the surviving Muslims driven from the city. (I Am Skantarios)
  • Birth of Cassia Marsilka in Greece. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

1511
  • Ezio Auditore travels to Constantinople to retrieve the seals of Altaïr in order to unlock the vault of Masyaf. (Assassin's Creed: Revelations)

1513
  • Peabody and Sherman help Ponce de Leon deal with his baby soldiers (who were a little too thirsty when they found the Fountain of Youth) and repel an attack by the Seminole Indians. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman lead Vasco de Balboa to the Pacific Ocean so he can discover it; when they get there, they discover that English explorer Sir Augustus Coney was ahead of them, so they have to buy him off with a map of a small island in New York Harbor that he can name after himself. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1514
  • Bothan Spynet established. (Star Wars)
  • Mecca sacked by the Byzantines. The Ka'aba is destroyed along with the rest of the city and its population is butchered. Emperor Skantarios decrees that only Orthodox Christians may henceforth enter the city. (I Am Skantarios)

1518

1519
  • Peabody and Sherman arrange for Magellan to win a bullfight, thereby allowing him to pay his butcher's bill and sail around the world. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1522

1523
  • Fr. Esteban Negron, a Spanish missionary, reports zombification among natives in Mexico. He attributes it to devil worship. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

1524
  • On planet Zeist, there is a rebellion against the rule of General Katana. The rebellion is quickly crushed, and the leaders sentenced to be killed on Zeist and reborn on Earth as the immortals Ramirez and Connor MacLeod. (Highlander II: The Quickening more )
  • Ezio Auditore passes away quietly on a bench in Florence at the age of 65. (Assassin's Creed: Embers)

1525

1527
  • Cassia Marsilka becomes a vampire by Cyrus the Gladiator and goes on a sociopathic rampage. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

1529

1530
  • After being warped from 2,500,000,000,000, the Turtles find themselves on board a pirate ship. After making their way aft, they find and fight Captain Rocksteady and First Mate Bebop. They are then warped to 1885. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time)

1532
  • Emperor Skantarios slays Pope Nicolaus IV the Missionary in single combat before capturing Rome for the Byzantine Empire. (I Am Skantarios)
  • Peabody and Sherman help Francisco Pizzaro conquer the Incas. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1535

1536
  • January 1 - Birth of Cervantes de Leon in Valencia. (Soul Blade)
  • Connor MacLeod slain by the Kurgan, but revives. He is banished by the fearful people of his hometown. (Highlander)

1538
  • March 31 - Birth of Seong Han Myeong in Jirisan. (Soul Blade)

1539

1530s

1540
  • Emperor Skantarios is killed while touring new conquests just south of Bern. (I Am Skantarios)

1541
  • June 28 - Mendoza is recruited by the Company. (The Company Novels)
  • August 25 - Birth of Voldo in Palermo. (Soul Blade)
  • Connor MacLeod meets fellow Immortal Ramirez, who becomes his mentor. (Highlander)

1542
  • While Connor MacLeod is out hunting, the Kurgan slays Ramirez and assaults Heather. (Highlander)
  • Ludvig Prinn, imprisoned by the Roman Inquisition, writes De Vermis Mysteriis in his cell; he somehow smuggles it out before his execution. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1549
  • December 14 - Birth of Nathaniel "Rock" Adams in London. (Soul Blade)

1550s
  • Raphael Hythloday discovers the island of Utopia.

Early 16th century
  • To escape the Italian Wars, Vercchi movees his fleet and his remaining possessions to an uninhabited island near Sicily. (Soul Blade)

1553
  • July 19 - Rani Chandra, thrown through time to look for a piece of the rare metal chronostene, befriends Lady Jane Grey on the eve of Mary taking the English throne from her. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)

1554

1555

1557
  • Vercchi hires Cervantes de Leon to obtain the Soul Edge. (Soul Blade)

1558
  • Cervantes de Leon obtains the Soul Edge, begins 20-year reign of terror. Rock Adams, who was a passenger on the ship carrying it, washes up on the shore of the New World and befriends Bangoo of the Apache nation. (Soul Blade)

1559
  • June 8 - Birth of Arthur in Southampton. (Soul Calibur)
  • August 8 - Birth of Hwang Seong-gyeong in Jirisan. (Soul Blade)
  • December 10 - Birth of Ivy Valentine (Isabella de Leon) in London. (Soul Calibur)

1560
  • October 23 - Birth of Li Long in Peking. (Soul Blade)
  • Birth of Erzebet Bathory, the countess who, in legend, would go on popularize the notion of bathing in blood.

1562
  • June 8 - Birth of Heishiro Mitsurugi in Bizen. (Soul Blade)
  • Birth of Taki in Fu-Ma no Sato. (Soul Blade)

1563

1566
  • March 12 - Birth of Sophitia Alexandra in Athens. (Soul Blade)

1567

1568
  • February 6 - Birth of Siegfried Schtauffen in Ober-Getzenberg. (Soul Blade)
  • February 9 - Birth of Kilik in China. (Soul Calibur)
  • November 3 - Birth of Seong Mi-na in Jirisan. (Soul Blade)

1569
  • November 27 - Birth of Raphael Sorel in Rouen. (Soul Calibur II)
  • Arthur is adopted by a wealthy Japanese merchant. (Soul Calibur)

1560s
  • The Englishman Solomon Kane embarks on a peculiar "pilgrimage." (Solomon Kane)

1570
  • July 20 - Birth of Cassandra Alexandra in Athens. (Soul Calibur II)

1571
  • April 2 - Birth of Chai Xianghua in Peking. (Soul Calibur)

1572
  • The First Doctor and Steven Taylor arrive in Paris, France, during the height of Protestant-Catholic tensions. (Doctor Who)

1573
  • April 16 - Birth of Hong Yun-Seong in Jirisan. (Soul Calibur II)
  • August 13 - Birth of Hilde von Krone in Wolfkrone Kingdom. (Soul Calibur IV)

1574

1575
  • June 28 - Takeda Katsuyori's cavalry is obliterated by Oda Nobunaga's riflemen. Japanese warfare reaches a turning point. (Soul Blade and Real Life)

1576
  • June 15 - Birth of Talim in the Village of the Wind Deity. (Soul Calibur II)
  • Christopher Belmont goes on a quest to destroy the revived Dracula. (Castlevania The Adventure)
  • Death of Heishiro Mitsurugi's parents. Mitsurugi becomes a samurai of the Murakami clan. (Soul Blade)

1579

1580
  • The Eleventh Doctor takes Amy and Rory on a date in Venice, as a wedding present. Vampires more  ensue. (Doctor Who)
  • Peabody and Sherman save Sir Walter Raleigh's career (and head) by recovering his sunken cargo and then inventing saltwater taffy. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1582
  • The Jedi notice that the Force has begun to "flux", and fear that the dark side is growing again. (Star Wars)

1583

1584
  • September 3 - Astaroth is created at the Grand Shrine of Palgaea. (Soul Calibur)
  • Cervantes de Leon is killed by Sophitia Alexandra, and Inferno defeated by Taki. Siegfried Schtauffen claims the remains of one of the blades, becoming Nightmare. Fragments of the Soul Edge are scattered across the world. (Soul Blade)

1585
  • February 2 - Old Hamlet's battle with Old Fortinbras and Hamlet's birth justification . (Hamlet)

1586

Between 1584 and 1587

1587
  • Late summer - A small Japanese village hires seven samurai to protect its barley crop from bandits. justification  (Seven Samurai)
  • English settlers on Roanoke Island flee from a zombie incursion. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Kilik and Chai Xianghua defeat Nightmare and partially release him from the control of the Soul Edge. Soul Calibur is infected with Soul Edge's evil at this time. (Soul Calibur)

1588
  • October 24 - Birth of Pyrrha to Sophitia and Rothion Alexander in Athens. (Soul Calibur V)

1589
  • September 13 - Birth of Patroklos to Sophitia and Rothion Alexander in Athens. (Soul Calibur V)
  • Arthur, under the influence of a fragment of Soul Edge, kills his wife and young son. He vows to destroy the evil sword. (Soul Calibur III)

1590
  • Heather dies of old age; Connor MacLeod decides to travel the world. (Highlander)

1591
  • August 3 - Birth if Natsu in Izumo. (Soul Calibur V)
  • Summer: Once again, various warriors seek the Soul Edge. Nightmare defeats Raphael Sorel in a duel, but the Soul Edge is damaged, allowing Siegfried to separate from Nightmare. Siegfried claims the Soul Calibur. (Soul Calibur II)
  • Autumn: Battles for the Soul swords heat up again. Soul Edge and Soul Calibur clash once more, causing a huge explosion. Zasalamel does not gain the death he sought, and instead decides to try and improve the world. (Soul Calibur III)
  • Winter: Yet more battles over the Soul swords. Soul Edge and Soul Calibur are (apparently) destroyed at this time. (Soul Calibur IV)
  • Winter: Sultan Murad III's court miniaturists are working on a book the Sultan intends to gift to European emissaries. One of the miniaturists is murdered. (My Name Is Red)
  • Christopher Belmont hunts Dracula again to save his son. (Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge)

1592
  • December 21/22 - Birth of Duncan MacLeod in Glenfinnan, Scotland. He is a foundling child, born on the winter solstice. Fortunately for him, Ian and Mary MacLeod have a stillborn son at about the same time. The midwife replaces the dead baby with the living one. Ian knows his son is adopted but keeps it secret for the time being. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Sherman helps Galileo get into the Tower of Pisa, incidentally setting off a gas explosion that makes it lean. (Peabody, being in bed with distemper, remains in the present day.) (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Birth of Xiba in China. (Soul Calibur V)

1593
  • July 7 - Birth of Yan Leixia to Chai Xianghua and Yan Wujin in Luoyang. (Soul Calibur V)

1594

1598
  • Three Carrionites break through into Elizabethan England. more  (Doctor Who)

1599
  • The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones meet William Shakespeare and prevent a Carrionite invasion. more  (Doctor Who)

1600
  • Approximate date that a meteor containing Glaaki crashes into the Severn Valley. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Approximate date that Diane de Moriamis leaves Averoigne on Earth for Nouvelle Averoigne in Mystara (local year 1012 AC).justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Mystara)

16th Century
  • Queen Elizabeth I of Britannia bears a child, Henry IX, out of wedlock, with the father being either Sir Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester; Sir Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex; or Sir Carl, Duke of Britannia. (Code Geassnote )
  • Marcus Octavius and Colin MacLeod take part in a series of conflicts raging across Japan]], but their only recorded duel is inconclusive. (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)
  • On a battlefield in Japan, Marcus Octavius discovers Kyala, a new immortal. He decides not to decapitate her, and she becomes his student and lover for centuries. (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)
  • Queen Elizabeth I is assassinated at Richmond Palace by Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, as are the Lords Blackadder and Melchett note . Presumably, the Prince is able to conceal his crime and assume her identity for the remainder of "her" reign. Unsurprisingly, no marriages or offspring result. (Blackadder II)

     1601 C.E. - 1700 C.E. 
1601
  • September 6 - The murder of King Hamlet at the hand of his brother, Claudiusjustification . (Hamlet)
  • October 4 - King Claudius and Queen Gertrude's wedding. (Hamlet)

1602
  • January 5 - Hamlet proves (at least to himself) that Claudius killed his father. He is sent to England. (Hamlet)
  • February 13 - Ophelia dies (possibly by suicide?). (Hamlet)
  • February 14 - Hamlet returns to Denmark after being banished and kills his mother, his uncle, and himself. (Hamlet)
  • The Age of Marvels begins centuries ahead of schedule. Queen Elizabeth I is assassinated by Latveria. King James I ascends to the throne. (Marvel 1602)

1603
  • March 24:
    • Queen Elizabeth I dies of old age. King James I ascends to the throne.
    • Queen Elizabeth I dies of old age. King Henry IX ascends to the throne. (Code Geassnote )
  • Sophitia Alexandra is murdered and becomes Elysium around this time. (Soul Calibur V)

1604
  • Patroklos Alexander wins his first sword tournament. Rothion falls ill at this time and tells Patroklos the truth about the Soul Edge. (Soul Calibur V)

1606
  • Duncan MacLeod enters the supposedly haunted Donan Woods on a dare. He is confronted by a wolf but rescued by the legendary "Witch of Donan Woods", who turns out to be Cassandra, an immortal. Fortunately, she is interested in his well-being. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Dracula comes across "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Bathory, wom he strikes an alliance with. (Dracula Lives #4)

1607
  • A ship carrying British settlers from the Virginia Company sail to North America to find gold. (Pocahontas)
  • Nightmare is reborn as Graf Dumas, who gains control of Hungary and manipulates various people, notably Patroklos and Pyrrha Alexandra, into reiving Soul Edge. (Soul Calibur V)

1608
  • Restored Soul Edge and Soul Calibur clash for the fifth time. (Soul Calibur V)

1610
  • Jaunuary 23: A group of English colonists from Jamestown, searching for food, find a mysterious staircase. (House of Leaves)
  • Countess Erzebet Bathory is discovered to have been murdering young women (no references to Blood Baths in the witness accounts). Her servants are killed as accomplices to her atrocities, and she is imprisoned.
  • Cure Ange arrives on Earth, establishes the Precure Palace, enabling the creation of Pretty Cure on Earth (HeartCatch Pretty Cure!)

1611
  • Peabody and Sherman convince William Shakespeare that Romeo and Juliet is a better play name than Romeo and Zelda, and prevent Shakespeare and Francis Bacon from killing each other in a duel. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1612
  • Approximate date that the town of Odiare is pulled from Italy on Gothic Earth to Ravenloft (local year 738 BC).justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft)

1614
  • Death of Countess Erzebet Bathory.

circa 1614
  • Birth of Chewbacca. (Star Wars)
  • The Jedi Order feels the Dark Side of the Force growing stronger again. (Star Wars)
  • Memory wipes become common droid maintenance following a personality virus unleashed by a member of the Baobab Merchant Fleet. (Star Wars)

1618
  • In Glenfinnan, Duncan MacLeod kills his cousin, Robert, for the affections of Debra Campbell, but she dies in a fall the same day.(Highlander: The Series)

1622
  • October 2- The MacLeod clan is involved in an armed conflict with a rival clan. Duncan MacLeod is killed in battle and hailed a hero, but revives as an immortal and is driven out by his fearful and superstitious clan. (Highlander: The Series)

1624
  • Glenfinnan is attacked by the immortal Viking Kanwulf and his raiders, who fatally wound Ian MacLeod. Duncan MacLeon takes up his father's sword and manages to defeat Kanwulf, but fails to fully kill him. (Highlander: The Series)

1625
  • The Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan battle the schemes of Cardinal Richelieu. (The Three Musketeers)
  • Duncan MacLeod receives his first Quickening after Timothy of Gilliam, the Hermit of Loch Bannoch, warns him of an evil that enters the world every thousand years and then commits suicide. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Connor MacLeod meets Duncan MacLeod and becomes his mentor. (Highlander: The Series)
  • On Earth-C, the Three Mouseketeers (Porterhouse, Aramouse, and Amouse) defend King Looey of France against various threats. They're also briefly visited by a time-traveling Yankee Poodle and Rubberduck of the Zoo Crew. (Funny Stuff, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!)

1629
  • Approximate date of the Faction War in Sigil. (130th year of Factol Hashkar's Reign)justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Planescape)
  • Approximate date that Azalin Rex returns and reclaims most of Darkon. (local year 755 BC)justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft)
  • Approximate date that the demigod Vecna becomes a full god, escapes Ravenloft, visits Sigil, and returns to Oerth.more  (591 CY, 755 BC, 130th year of Factol Hashkar's Reign)justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Die Vecna Die!)

1630
  • Approximate date that a mysterious patronmore  sends the noted scholar "S" to explore the domains of Ravenloft. (local year 756 BC) justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft)
  • Duncan MacLeod has his first encounter with Martin Hyde, the Hunter, who was at the time seeking a confrontation with Connor MacLeod. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Around this time the entity currently known as Jones arrives in Jamestown. She goes missing shortly thereafter (Gunnerkrigg Court)

1632
  • The town of Grantville, West Virginia circa 2000 C.E. arrives in Thuringia, Germany. Massive social, political, and technological upheaval follows. (1632)

1634
  • Devon Marek, son and heir of the Duke of Willoughby, revives as an immortal. Due to the circumstances, he blames Duncan MacLeod for cheating him out of his inheritance. (Highlander: The Series)
  • At about this year, Duncan rescues fellow immortal Ursa from a mob armed with pitchforks]] and scythes. Ursa finds sanctuary in a monstery. (Highlander: The Series)

1635
  • September 11 - In Verona, Duncan MacLeod meets Rebecca Horne and her student Amanda, with the latter of whom he would have an on-off relationship for about the next four or five centuries. (Highlander: The Series)

1637
  • Duncan MacLeod is hired to kill the immortal Hugh Fitzcairn, who a local aristocrat thinks has stolen his daughter, Arianna's, virtue. Duncan and Hugh become good friend when Duncan discovers that Arianna's virtue had gone long before she met Hugh. (Highlander: The Series)

1639

1640
  • In France, Duncan MacLeod meets Kyra, a fellow Immortal and bodyguard to Anne of Austria, Queen consort of Louis XIII. (Highlander: The Series)

1642
  • Duncan MacLeod turns 50 and decides to seek some education. He and Hugh Fitzcairn finally learn how to read and write. During their studies, the duo first meet Mako, another immortal. (Highlander: The Series)

1643

1647
  • Apparent birth of Ronin in Glasgow, Scotland. An energy being, Ronin bonds initially to Jessel Howard, and in subsequent years to a female descendant of Jessel. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

1649
  • Prophecied Time of Unparalleled Darkness in Ravenloft. (local year 775 BC)justification  (Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft)

1653
  • Duncan MacLeod captured by pirates and sold into slavery to Hamza el Kahir, a fellow immortal. Hamza becomes his new mentor, teaching him the use of the scimitar as well as the Arabian language, culture and customs. His studies are cut short when Hamza loses his head to Xavier St. Cloud. (Highlander: The Series, novel: Scimitar)
  • Seamus McBundy insults Poxilda (a fat, ugly witch) and gets himself cursed. Seamus and male Bundys are cursed with eternal bad luck. Furthermore, his home village of Lower Uncton, England is going to have eternal night. It will only end when the last male Bundy is dead. In the 20th century, the people of Lower Uncton would try to dispose of Seamus' last known male descendants: Al and Bud Bundy. (Married... with Children)

1657
  • Duncan MacLeod receives training in swordsmanship from Graham Ashe, a former mentor to Ramirez, but Ashe is soon killed by the immortal Graham Clay. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac tests a prototype payload rocket and lunar lander (Autres Mondes)

1658
  • Duncan MacLeod enters a monastery, founded centuries ago by the pacifistic Brother Paul. Duncan improves his literacy under Brother Timon, but Timon is later killed by the treacherous Brother Kalas. Duncan exposes Kalas and gets him expelled from the monastery. (Highlander: The Series)

1659
  • September 30 - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on an island. (Robinson Crusoe)
  • In Normandy, the horse-driven carriage of wealthy immortal Kristin Gilles is attacked by highwaymen. Duncan MacLeod intervenes and rescues her. (Highlander: The Series)

1660
  • Duncan has settled in Kristin's mansion in Normandy but for some reason decides to leave her for Louise Barton, a mortal painter. Kristin kills Louise and attempts to decapitate Duncan. She fails but Duncan can't bring himself to kill her. (Highlander: The Series)
  • While travelling around Normandy, Duncan MacLeod meets Grace Chandel, an immortal healer. (Highlander: The Series)

1662

1663
  • Duncan MacLeod is in England, having been hired by a Shakespearean company. His boss is Walter Graham, an Immortal actor. Duncan is not too pleased with his role, cast as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew. He would like to play her "nicer". Graham doesn't want to even consider Duncan's suggestions. (Highlander: The Series)

1665
  • Duncan MacLeod fails to rescue John Garrick, an immortal, from being burned at the stake. Garrick survives, and is not pleased. (Highlander: The Series)
  • At Ashen Hill Manor, after his family's lifespans get absorbed into a transdimensional device by Erasmus Darknening, Lord Marchwood breaks the device trapping the two in limbo. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)

1666
  • September 2 - September 5:
    • The Great Fire of London is started by a fire in a bakery (Real Life)
    • The Great Fire of London is accidentally started when the Fifth Doctor and companions defeat the Terileptils. (Doctor Who)
    • The Great Fire of London is caused by a meteorite crashing through Earth's atmosphere, and zombies subsequently rise from the ashes. (Defoe)

1670
  • Duncan MacLeod works as a tutor and weapons master to the heir of a Scottish clan. He tries to teach the young man the importance of strategy and the ways of war. When fellow immortal Michel de Burgoyne challenges Duncan to a duel, the boy insists on intervening but Duncan knocks his own student out. (Highlander: The Series)

1671
  • A time-traveling Hiro Nakamura meets his hero, Takezo Kensei, and discovers that he's not all the legends make him out to be. (Heroes)

1673
  • Birth of the samurai Oboro Bishamon in Japan. He would grow up to be possessed by the demonic armor Hannya and the cursed sword Kien, turning him into a Blood Knight. (Darkstalkers)

1674

1675
  • On planet Bajor, the "Book of the Kosst Amojan" is placed into the Bajoran Central Archives and then forgotten about until 2375. The Book is a mystical text, its content only revealed when blood is spattered across its surface. Said content details the existence of Pah-wraiths (evil spirits) and offers instructions on how to release them. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

1678
  • Birth of the succubus Morrigan Aensland in Scotland. (Darkstalkers)

1680
  • Duncan MacLeod meets Kiem Sun in Qing-dynasty China. Kiem Sun begins researching the use of the kwanlo root to enhance humans. (Highlander: The Series)

1685
  • The convicted English traitor Dr. Peter Blood escapes from enforced servitude on a Barbados plantation. (Captain Blood)

1686
  • July 15 - Peabody and Sherman take advantage of a handy earthquake to split Juan Fernandez Island in half, letting Robinson Crusoe have some privacy from the hordes of real-estate developers he was sharing it with. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Peabody and Sherman find an apple for Isaac Newton, allowing him to discover the law of universal gravitation. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1690
  • Arkham has been founded by this time in Massachusetts. The school later known as Miskatonic University founded. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Galactic Senate declares the Outer Rim to be a free trade zone. (Star Wars)
  • Zombie outbreak on the Portuguese slave ship Marialva. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

1691
  • Simon Belmont takes up the whip to destroy Dracula. (Castlevania)

1692
  • February 29:
  • July-September - Reconquest of Santa Fe and the wider New Mexico area by the Spanish Empire. Javier Maribona-Picard serves under Vargas during the brutal suppression of the revolt. His distant descendant Jean-Luc Picard would consequently have trouble gaining the trust of a Native American leader who happened to recognize the name "Picard". (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Dunwich founded in Massachusetts. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1693
  • October 31- In Salem, Massachusetts, the Sanderson sisters (Mary, Sarah, and Winifred) steal the lifeforce of young Emily Binx. Thackery Binx, older brother of the girl, attemps to rescue her and gets transformed to an immortal black cat. Shortly after, the Sanderson sisters are hanged by a lynch mob of locals after being accused of witchcraft. (Hocus Pocus)

1694
  • Ebenezer Cooke is appointed Poet Laureate of Maryland by Lord Baltimore. (The Sot-Weed Factor)

1696
  • Robert de Valicourt, an immortal pirate, has had great success. Having spend decades robbing the European overseas colonies and amassing a vast fortune, Robert joins the French aristocracy by gaining the title of "Baron". He settles in a château outside Paris. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Angelina "Gina" di Bergamo, a lady immortal, hires Duncan MacLeod and Hugh Fitzcairn to help her retrieve a shipment of gold she has lost to the Baron de Valicourt. Things go awry, resulting in Gina and Robert falling in love and marrying a few months later. (Highlander: The Series)

1697
  • Peabody and Sherman recover a stolen slot machine from Captain Kidd before he can hit the jackpot, saving the British government from bankruptcy. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1698
  • Simon Belmont goes on a quest to find the remains of Dracula, so that he could reverse a curse plaguing the land. (Castlevania II Simons Quest)

1699
  • April 1 - The Eleventh Doctor is briefly becalmed on Henry Avery's pirate ship. Mermaids are involved. note  (Doctor Who)
  • November - Lemuel Gulliver is washed ashore in Lilliput. (Gullivers Travels)

1700
  • Duncan MacLeod is still in Paris and feeling very old. He has just buried a mortal friend who died of old age. But Duncan remembers that he held this man in his arms when the guy was a newborn. He turns to senior immortal Pierre Segur for advise. Segur soon loses a duel with Martin Hyde. Leaving Duncan feeling both depressed and lonely. (Highlander: The Series)

17th Century
  • Estimated datejustification  that Las Plagas discovered in a remote region of Europe by Los Illuminados, who use them to recruit new members. Las Plagas are eventually sealed away by the first castellan of Castle Salazar. Los Illuminados stripped of their lands and possessions, and continue as an underground society (Resident Evil 4)

     1701 C.E. - 1800 C.E. 
1701
  • Asano Naganori assaults Kira Yoshinaka in the shogun's palace and is ordered to commit sepukku. His lands are confiscated, and 47 of his samurai become ronin. (Tales of Old Japan)

1702
  • The 3PO-series protocol droid line begins production by Cybot Galactica. (Star Wars)

1703
  • January 30 - The 47 ronin kill Kira Yoshinaka. (Tales of Old Japan)
  • March 20 - 46 of the 47 ronin are apprehended and made to commit seppukku. (Tales of Old Japan)
  • June 16 - Lemuel Gulliver is marooned in Brobdingnag. (Gullivers Travels)

1707
  • May - Lemuel Gulliver arrives at the floating island of Laputa. (Gullivers Travels)

1710

1711
  • May 9 - Lemuel Gulliver is marooned in the land of the Houyhnhnms. You'd think he'd have figured out that sea voyages were unlucky for him. (Gullivers Travels)

1712
  • Duncan MacLeod works as a bodyguard for the outspoken politician Lord Dennis Keating. Keating is killed by the immortal assassin Paul Kinman at the behest of one of Keating's opponents, but Queen Anne forbids MacLeod and Kinman to duel. MacLeod vows not to fight Kinman as long as the queen reigns. (Highlander: The Series)
  • In Kildare, Ireland, Connor and Duncan MacLeod handily defeat a group of bandits disguised as tax collectors. In the process, Duncan shows off for local girl, the pre-immortal Catherine Mary "Kate" Devaney. (Highlander: Endgame)

1715
  • Duncan MacLeod and Kate Devaney get married. Duncan attempts to make Kate into a full immortal by killing her violently without warning her; surprisingly, she is not pleased. (Highlander: Endgame)

1718
  • March 3/4, midnight - Tristram Shandy is conceived. His mother asks his father if he'd remembered to wind the clock. (Tristram Shandy)

1720
  • Duncan MacLeod attempts to steal the Stone of Scone and return it to Scotland in order to undermine the authority of King George I. On the same night, Hugh Fitzcairn attempts to blow up the Abbey as part of a plan to put a fellow Catholic on the throne. Their encounter alerts the tower guards, and so they flee. They then try to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London using information provided by Bernie Crimmins, jailer at the Tower and a fellow immortal and friend of Hugh. (Highlander: The Series)
  • A peculiar house is built in Virginia. (House of Leaves)

1723
  • May 26 - The town of Sharpesville is completely destroyed by an Ascension. The journal of the town's pastor, Desmond Kane, survives. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

1725
  • The Potentium Heresy, a group of Jedi, theorize that the Force has no Dark side, only its users do. Heretics exiled, settle on the planet Zonama-Sekot. (Star Wars)
  • Peter Plogojowitz dies in the Serbian village of Kisilova. Several weeks later, other villagers die of an unknown illness after claiming Plogojowitz visited them during the night. In order to end this epidemic, Plogojowitz's body was dug up, staked, and burned. This is the first official account of the vampire myth, although famous vampires (Carmilla, Dracula) are said to have existed long before then, and the actual myth (Plogojowitz was called a vampire in his time) already existed. (Real Life)

1727
  • Liam, later known as Angelus and Angel, born. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Tenth Doctor meets a young Madame de Pompadour for the first time and fights off a clockwork android stalking her. (Doctor Who)
  • In the Serbian village of Medvegia, villager Arnod Paole dies from falling off a hay wagon, but villagers continue to claim they saw him at night long after his death. Four villagers who have mentioned him fall suddenly ill and die. His body is dug up and found to be oozing fresh blood and deemed vampiric. (Austrian medical officer Johannes Fluckinger's report, published 1732)

1728
  • On a lonely road, 25 miles from Dover, Duncan MacLeod has his first encounter with Walter Reinhardt of Salzburg, an immortal highwayman. (Highlander: The Series)

1729
  • May 23 - The mysterious man known only as Shiro attempts to disrupt the balance between the worlds of the living and the dead, hoping to bring his deceased lover Sora back to life. He is defeated by Den-O and his allies. (Farewell Kamen Rider Den-O: The Final Countdown)
  • Jesuit scholar László Turóczi’s Tragica Historia includes the first written account of Countess Erzebet Bathory that mentions bathing in blood, linking the two together ever since.
  • Mos Eisley founded on Tatooine around the wreckage of the ship Dowager Queen. (Star Wars)

1730
  • In England, Duncan MacLeod is arrested for poaching. He almost loses his head to an executioner's axe. He is rescued by Charles Browning, a fellow immortal. The duo celebrates their friendship with a night of drinking, which doesn't end well. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Birth of the twins Hsien Ko/Lei-Lei and Mei Ling/Lin-Lin in China. (Darkstalkers)

1731
  • Puppeteers introduce Superconductor Plague to the Ringworld, destroying the basis of the technology used by the dominant hominid species there, the City Builders. (Known Space)
  • Mos Espa founded on Tatooine. (Star Wars)
  • Seventeen villagers from Medvegia die within a few weeks. The bodies are dug up and resemble the case of Paole four years prior. Their heads are cut off and the corpses burned to prevent any vampire attacks. (Austrian medical officer Johannes Fluckinger's report, published 1732)

1733
  • Fall of the Cities; floating cities begin crashing to the ground as damage caused by loss of superconductors reaches breaking point. (Known Space)

1738
  • July 17 - Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a man with a superhuman sense of smell, is born in Paris. (Perfume)

1744
  • The Tenth Doctor meets Madame Pompadour, to discover she's gotten big. (Doctor Who)

1745
  • July 23- August 19: The immortals Duncan MacLeod and Warren Cochrane fight for the forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the Jacobite Rising at Eriskay. Before long, the duo find themselves fighting at the front lines.(Highlander: The Series)
  • Fall of D'ni (Myst)
  • Peabody and Sherman smuggle the nine-foot-tall Bonnie Prince Charlie out of Aberdeen and onto a boat to France. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1746
  • April 16- The Battle of Culloden serves as the final battle of the Jacobite rising. Warren Cochrane is killed while fighting a small advance force of Hanoverians. with the help of Duncan MacLeod, he revives and must flee. Duncan fights on. (Highlander: The Series)
    • The TARDIS lands after the battle, The Doctor, Ben and Polly meet Jamie McCrimmon. (Doctor Who)
  • June: The immortals Duncan MacLeod and Ceirdwyn help Bonny Prince Charlie flee Scotland. Duncan refuses to go with them, instead taking revenge on the Hanoverians. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Duncan kills Richard Dunbar, Earl of Rosemont and adviser to the Earl of Cumberland, who gave the order to execute all the Jacobites. Ceirdwyn eventually calms him down and helps him flee England, but they are pursued by the immortal Steven Keane, a supporter of Dunbar. (Highlander: The Series)

1747
  • Death of Terasaka Kichiemon, last of the 47 ronin. He is buried alongside his comrades. (Tales of Old Japan)

1748
  • Dooku and Qui-Gon Jinn embark on their last mission as Master and Padawan. (Star Wars)
  • Shmi Skywalker is sold into slavery. (Star Wars)

1749

1740s
  • 22 November 1740 - Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton is born (The Dreamer)
  • The mother of Hsien Ko/Lei-Lei and Mei-Ling/Lin-Lin gives her life to defend their village from an attack by ghosts. The twins proceed to use a forbidden technique in an attempt to reclaim her soul from the dark, which transorms Hsien-Ko to a Jiang Shi and Mei-Ling into a disembodied soul, inhabiting the sealing ward which prevents her sister from going berserk. Together they would become the Dark Hunter of supernatural beings. (Darkstalkers)
  • The crew of the Black Pearl attack Port Royal in search of the means to break their curse. (Pirates of the Caribbean)

1750
  • While travelling in Russia, Duncan MacLeod joins up with the Cossacks for a short while, but leaves in disgust when he learns they intend to attack a defenceless farming village just because the inhabitants are different. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Kunta Kinte is born. (Roots)
  • Harman Deltahead is born in New Southhampton, Wineport. (killer7)
  • Kun Lan is born full-grown in Lhasa, Tibet. (killer7)

1752
  • September 14: Faction Paradox purchases 11 days from the British government.note . (Faction Paradox)
  • September 2 - 14: Home base of Faction Paradox. (Faction Paradox)
  • September 15: British government switches from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. (Doctor Who and Real Life)
  • The Flintstones and Rubbles, traveling through time via a time machine at the Bedrock World's Fair, arrive in Philadelphia and meet Ben Franklin during his kite-flying experiment to discover the nature of electricity. (The Flintstones, date from Real Life)

1753
  • Liam is turned into a vampire by Darla. He takes the name Angelus. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Rose warns Madame de Pompadour about the threat of androids in five years time. (Doctor Who)
  • Estimated birth of Tarquin, a telepath in a race that fears telepaths. He would have trouble with companionship until 2135. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • In Constantinople, Duncan MacLeod and Amanda have a reunion within the Ottoman court. They fight their way out when Amanda is arrested for theft. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Three-year-old Kun Lan is identified as the reincarnation of a demon and is worshipped by an underground cult. (killer7)

1754
  • Construction of the Millenium Falcon in a baptism of fire. (Star Wars)
  • Beginning of the Mandalorian Civil War (Star Wars)

1755
  • 6 June - Nathan Hale is born. (The Dreamer)
  • Birth of Atrus (Myst)
  • Duncan MacLeod persuades Kassim, the immortal prefect of an unnamed North African province, to spare the life of Reza, a cobbler who fell in love with a princess. Kassim agrees, but Duncan owes him a favour.(Highlander: The Series)
  • Peabody and Sherman convince Casanova to leave prison and write his memoirs. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1756
  • Jabba Desilijic Tiure is sent to Tatooine to represent the Desilijic Clan in ruling it. (Star Wars)
  • Jango Fett is orphaned when his family of simple farmers is murdered by the Mandalorian Death Watch. (Star Wars)

1757

1758
  • Clockwork androids come through time to fetch the "complete" brain of Madame de Pompadour. The Tenth Doctor enters Versailles on horseback, cutting off the time window to the SS Madame de Pompadour and subsequently shutting down the androids. Madame de Pompadour gives the Doctor a way back to his TARDIS. (Doctor Who)
  • Harman Deltahead meets his neighbour, who has an angelic smile more . (killer7)

1759
  • The Neimoidians become the leaders of the Trade Federation. (Star Wars)
  • Beatrice Whaley is born. (The Dreamer)

1760
  • Young Jim Hawkins is pulled into a quest for pirate Captain Flint's treasure. (Treasure Island)
  • Dr. Maximillian Roivas discovers the plots of Pious Augustus. He attempts to warn the world and is locked in an asylum for his efforts. (Eternal Darkness)
  • Barnabas Collins and his family leave Liverpool for America. (Dark Shadows)
  • Kiyone Masaki born (Tenchi Muyo!)

1761
  • The town of Collinsport is established around the Collins family fishing business. Construction begins on the Collins family manor. (Dark Shadows)

1762
  • Vidar Kim, Senator of Naboo and the Chommell Sector, is assassinated on Coruscant. Palpatine, secretly incumbent Sith Apprentice Darth Sideous, is elected to replace him. This is not suspicious in the slightest. (Star Wars)
  • Jango Fett becomes leader of the Mandalorians (Star Wars)
  • Zombie outbreak in St. Lucia. Whites flee; outbreak put down by slaves and the few free black men. French authorities arrive 10 days later and force all black people on the island into slavery. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

1763

1764
  • 15 April: Death of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour from tuberculosis. The Tenth Doctor, too late to take in Madame de Pompadour as a companion, is left a letter by the King of France as her body is taken away. (Doctor Who)
  • In India, while attempting to kill the leader of the Thuggee cult, Duncan MacLeod enters a love triangle with Alice Ramsey and Vashti. Kamir, immortal leader of the Thuggees, kills Alice's husband and persuades Vashti to burn herself on her husband's funeral pyre, leaving Duncan mourning for another lost loved one. (Highlander: The Series)

1766
  • April - After killing a series of women for their scents in Grasse, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is caught by the authorities and sentenced to death.more . (Perfume)

1767
  • Kunta Kinte is kidnapped and sold into slavery. (Roots)
  • At about this date, the planet Eminiar VII goes to war against its former colony Vendikar. The war lasted for 500 years, ending in 2267. During the war, the two sides switched from using actual weaponry to using computer simulations. The two sides calculated the casualties each strike would cause. An equivalent number of actual people would then be asked to commit suicide. (Star Trek: The Original Series, novelization Star Trek 2)

1768
  • Birth of Padmé Naberrie on Naboo. (Star Wars)
  • Murder of Harman Deltahead's daughter, Susan. Harman goes mad and begins seeing ghosts. His angelic neighbour helps him become a killer. (killer7)

Mid-18th Century
  • The inhabitants of Epsilon 3 leave the planet, leaving behind the Great Machine and it's guardian. (Babylon 5)
  • Thomas Gainsborough paints "The Two Georges," commemorating George Washington's meeting with King George III and the peaceful resolution of tensions between England and its American colonies. (The Two Georges)
  • The entity currently known as Jones, then known as Elizabeth, becomes Governess to Samuel Langdon. (Gunnerkrigg Court)

1770

1771
  • In Salem, the last known Greek Necronomicon is lost in the burning of the Curwen residence. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1772
  • Harman Deltahead joins the Jim Townsend Survey Company as a professional assassin. (killer7)

1773
  • Birth of Anakin Skywalker on an unknown planet to the slave, Shmi Skywalker. (Star Wars)

1774
  • Harman Deltahead assassinates "Three-eyes" Dimitri at the Union Hotel, gaining his god-killer powers. Kun Lan speaks to Harman through Dimitri's body, and the two become friends. (killer7)

1775
  • April 17: Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and a group of time travellers from 3011 prevent David Farnsworth from sinking the nascent US economy with counterfeit money. (Futurama)
  • April 18: Peabody and Sherman track down a steed for Paul Revere, and get him pointed in the right direction for his famous midnight ride. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • June 17: Peabody and Sherman visit the Battle of Bunker Hill, where they trick the British army into first removing and then putting on sunglasses. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Shmi and Anakin Skywalker come to live on Tatooine when they are purchased by Gardulla the Hutt. The Hutt soon loses her to a junk dealer named Watto. (Star Wars)
  • The Galactic Republic makes its first known survey of the swamp world, Dagobah. The survey team crashlands and struggles to survive, ultimately failing. (Star Wars)
  • Harman Deltahead assassinates Jim Townsend and legally changes his name to Harman Smith. He founds the Smith Syndicate, with Three-eyes Dimitri as his first employee. (killer7)

1776
  • July 4: The American Revolution takes a new turn with the issuance of the Declaration of Independence (Real Life), the succubus Athena Sharpivo is born. (Go Jyu Sentai Gigaranger)
  • September 16: Americans win the Battle of Harlem Heights, Lt. Col Knowlton dies. (The Dreamer)
  • Washington's Rebellion quelled after Benjamin Franklin is bribed into defecting. (Code Geassnote )
  • Kunte Kinte has his foot amputated. (Roots)
  • A delegation from the Thirteen Colonies led by George Washington meets with King George III and his ministers to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the brewing hostilities between the colonies and Great Britain, a process while will ultimately result in the North American colonies being unified as the North American Union and remaining under the British Crown. The successful meeting is later immortalized by a painting by Gainsborough, "The Two Georges" (The Two Georges).
  • The Collins family mansion is completed. After Barnabas rejects the affections of serving girl Angelique, the patriarch and his family are killed. Barnabas becomes a vampire and is buried for 196 years. (Dark Shadows)

1777
  • June 6 - Birth of Richard Sharpe to a prostitute and an unknown father. (Sharpe)
  • July 7 - Count de LaFey finds out that the child his wife is carrying is not his, and pushes her down the stairs. (King Diamond album Abigail)

1778
  • 4 June: George III's birthday. The Antelope sets sail from Sherbrooke on an ill-starred venture under Elcid Barrett.note  ("Barrett's Privateers")
  • The crew of the immortal Captain Terence Kincaid, transporting a valuable cargo from Asia to London, declares mutiny. Kincaid is abandoned on a desert island. The ship sinks, and Duncan MacLeod, who was a crew member, washes up on Japan. (Highlander: The Series)
  • The mortal samurai Hideo Koto takes on Duncan as a student, and his daughter, Maya, teaches him the more refined aspects of Japanese culture. When the shogun discovers that Hideo has taken in a foreigner, he orders Hideo to commit seppuku. Duncan becomes the protector of Hideo's descendants and takes up the family katana. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Peabody and Sherman rescue Daniel Boone after he is kidnapped by Indians. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Harman Smith quits contract killing and drops out of society. Dimitri is rejected from the core personal, who reverts to the name Harman Deltahead. (killer7)

1770s
  • According to family tradition, the first Yancy Fry serves as a minuteman in the American Revolutionary War. His namesake descendant in the 20th century would misremember him as fighting "Commies" in the American Revolution. (Futurama)
  • A Boston silversmith named Paul Revere makes a carving knife for the Bartlet family of New Hampshire. (The West Wing)

1780
  • The Mandalorians are destroyed by a Jedi task force led by Count Dooku in the Battle of Galidraan. Jango Fett is the only survivor. (Star Wars)
  • In China, Kiem Sun tests the kwanlo root on human subjects. It doesn't go well. (Highlander: The Series)
  • In Outer Mongolia, Duncan improves his martial arts skills under May-Ling Shen, former mentor of Kiem Sun, and a brief romance follows. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Supported by a secret society, Harman Deltahead founds and serves as the first principal of Coburn Elementary School, intending to use it as a vehicle to spread capitalism. (killer7)
  • Richard Sharpe's mother is killed in the Gordon Riots. Richard is sent to a foundling house in Wapping to pick Oakum. (Sharpe)

1781
  • October 19: Peabody and Sherman help General Cornwallis find his sword so he can surrender it to George Washington and end the Battle of Yorktown. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1782
  • Anakin Skywalker begins to build C-3PO out of the pieces of several broken protocol droids. (Star Wars)

1783
  • Duncan MacLeod works as a bodyguard for Baron Deshields, but fails to prevent him being killed by Christoph Kuyler. (Highlander: The Series)
  • September 3 - The American Revolution ends. The Kingdom of Great Britain signs the Treaty of Paris, recognising the independence of the American colonies. (Liberty's Kids and real life)
  • Padme Naberrie elected Princess of Theed, regal name is Queen Amidala. (Star Wars)
  • Blockade of Naboo. Palpatine becomes Supreme Chancellor of The Republic. Anakin Skywalker found, freed, begins his Jedi training. (Star Wars)
  • Darth Plagueis is killed by his apprentice, Darth Sidious, who becomes the new Dark Lord of the Sith. (Star Wars)
  • Count Dooku becomes apprentice to Palplatine, Sith name Darth Tyranus. (Star Wars)
  • The Yuuzhan Vong reach the galaxy. (Star Wars)

1784
  • Birth of Patrick Harper in Donegal, Ireland. (Sharpe)

1785
  • The Jedi Vergere is dispatched to investigate Zonama Sekot; she offers to go with the Yuuzhan Vong and become their slave and informant in exchange for them holding off on invasion. (Star Wars)
  • In England, Duncan MacLeod and a widowed Duchess have Peter Kanis executed by hanging. However, Kanis turns out to be immortal, and vows revenge on Duncan for killing one of his dogs. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Elly Kedward of Blair, Md. is accused of witchcraft, banished from her village during a harsh winter, and presumed dead. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • Dracula ventures into France and becomes an advisor in the court of King Louis XIV. (Dracula Lives #5)

1786
  • Birth of Han Solo. (Star Wars)
  • Raith Sienar presents the original concept for the Death Star to Wilhuff Tarkin. (Star Wars)
  • In England, tavern wench Roxanne steals the purse of Terence Coventry, who chases her to get his money back. Roxanne gains the aid of Duncan MacLeod who senses that Coventry is a fellow immortal. The two briefly duel over the fate of the woman, while Roxanne steals Duncan's horse and rides away. This story would make it into a 20th century Romance Novel ... with several significant details changed. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Forty years after the Battle of Culloden, the few remaining Jacobites are tempted to rise again. Duncan MacLeod and Warren Cochrane arrange to meet Bonnie Prince Charlie at a tavern in Normandy. By then, Charlie was the Jacobite Pretender. The meeting fails and no rising follows. The two immortals would later cannot agree on how Charlie was. (Highlander: The Series)
  • At about this time, Duncan befriends fellow immortal Gabriel Piton. The two friends frequent whore houses and use their combat skills against the French authorities. (Highlander: The Series)

1787

1788
  • Peabody and Sherman visit Versailles and track down the missing Louis XVI, who has accidentally locked himself in the Bastille. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1789
  • May 5: A confluence of events and trends sparks the French Revolution. (Rose of Versailles and real life). L'Hero is involved. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • July 14: The Storming of Bastille (Real Life)
  • Dracula leaves King Louis XIV's court as the revolution, refusing to aid him in quelling it. (Dracula Lives #6)
  • Head of Orpheus smuggled out of France and to an isolated island monastery (The Sandman)
  • Marie-Christine du Lac, a lady in waiting to Marie Antoinette, becomes the Slayer. At around the same time, she becomes sympathetic to the revolutionaries. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • First US presidential primary elections are held in Coburn Elementary School. (killer7)
  • Richard Sharpe is sent to work as an apprentice chimney sweep, but quickly runs away to St. Giles'. There, he is taken in by Maggie Joyce, a prostitute who teaches him thievery. (Sharpe)

1790
  • Count Dooku, aka Darth Tyranus, prompts the formation of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, nearing the end of his second and legally last term as Chancellor, manages to get the Emergency Powers Act passed, eliminating term limits until the crisis has passed. (Star Wars)
  • Death of Marie-Christine du Lac. Claudine becomes the new Slayer, and her Watcher has her kill aristocrats as well as vampires. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

1791

1792
  • Dracula revives, kidnapping the loved ones of Richter Belmont to lure him to his castle. (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood)
  • The Clone Wars begin. Anakin starts his descent into the Dark Side, and marries Padmé Amidala in secret. (Star Wars)
  • Claudine is killed by a vampire who may or may not be Sweeney Todd. Marguerite Allard becomes the new Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Richard Sharpe kills a gang leader and runs away to Yorkshire, where he picks up the accent. (Sharpe)

1793
  • Richard Sharpe kills another man, and joins the 33rd Regiment of Foot to avoid a prison sentence. (Sharpe)

1794
  • September 15: Richard Sharpe gets his first taste of real combat at the Battle of Boxtel. (Sharpe)
  • Dr. Victor Frankenstein successfully brings an artificial man to life. (Frankenstein)
  • The First Doctor and companions arrive in Paris, France, during the Reign of Terror. (Doctor Who)
  • Jean-Philippe De Lafaye III, the self-proclaimed greatest swordsman in Normandy, is stabbed in the back by a jealous husband. He never had a chance to pull out his sword. Jean-Philippe revives as an Immortal. (Highlander: The Series)

1795
  • December 13 - A meteor strikes near Wold Newton in Yorkshire; unknown to them, nearby people are affected by its radiation, who have offspring of exceptional ability. (Wold Newton Universe)
  • The Clone Wars end. Anakin kills Count Dooku unceremoniously. The Old Republic is abolished and the Galactic Empire established in its place, with Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader, the new Emperor Palpatine's apprentice. Order 66 is implemented, killing all but a handful of Jedi; the rest go into exile. Birth of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. (Star Wars)
  • In England, Duncan MacLeod trains Jean-Philippe De Lafaye III in the ways of the Immortals. The combat skills of the student improve, but he is overconfident and dies in a duel against Damon Case. (Highlander: The Series)
  • 33rd Regiment of Foot is deployed to India to support to East India Company. (Sharpe)

1796
  • Alucard, son of Dracula, awakens from his slumber, and seeks out the cause of what disturbed his sleep. (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
  • Cameron, mortal lover of immortal Alex Raven, is killed by rival immortal Gerard le Roi. Alex kills him brutally in revenge. Duncan MacLeod witnesses the end of the fight and criticises her for killing an unarmed opponent, but Alex is in no mood to listen. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Robert and Gina De de Valicourt celebrate the 100th anniversary of their wedding with a renewal of their vows in Paris, attended by several of their Immortal friends including Duncan MacLeod, Hugh Fitzcairn, Robert Burns and Carolyn Mortimer. Robert is arrested and sentenced to execution by guillotine, but is rescued by the rest. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Convicted thief Jean Valjean is sentenced to hard labor at the notorious Bagne de Toulon (Les Misérables)

1797
  • Peabody and Sherman help Lord Horatio Nelson win the Battle of Trafalgar by quickly rowing back to England and casting his ship off from the dock. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

1799
  • Early 1799: Richard Sharpe strikes an officer. He is sentenced to 2,000 lashes, but this is commuted to 200 by executive order. He accompanies William Lawfoot on a campaign to rescue Charles Morris, but the two are captured and imprisoned by the Tippoo Sultan. Lawfoot teaches Sharpe to read during their imprisonment. (Sharpe)
  • April 5: Seringapatam is besieged by British forces (Real Life). Richard Sharpe escapes imprisonment and kills the Tippoo Sultan, gaining a fortune in jewels and a promotion to sergeant in the process. (Sharpe)
  • Ichabod Crane, a New York police constable, arrives at the small town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders. Performed by the Headless Horseman. (Sleepy Hollow)
  • Peabody and Sherman discover that Beethoven has writer's block, and repeatedly save him from his successively more dangerous attempts to inspire himself. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Death of Marguerite Allard. Yuki Makimura becomes the new Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

1800
  • April 18 - Lieutenant Jack Aubrey is promoted to the rank of commander and begins his association with Dr Stephen Maturin. (Master and Commander)
  • June - The escape of political prisoner Cesare Angelotti triggers a series of tragic events. (Tosca)

Late 18th Century
  • Napoleon conquers the British Isles, forcing Britainia to move its centre of power to the colonies in the New World. (Code Geassnote )
  • Count von Rittenberg attempts to create coal mines and anchoring points into the islands of South Pacific for the Imperial Germany. (Nate and Hayes)
  • Elizabeth Bennet meets — and is greatly offended by — Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy at a local dance. This meeting will result in a number of romantic entanglements and complications between Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy, and their family, friends, acquaintances and enemies (Pride and Prejudice).

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