The Age of Enlightenment.
Events of an era


Welcome to the introduction to the Age of Enlightenment! This overview of the main events of the 18th century in the areas of “Culture and Philosophy”, “Science and Technology” and “Politics and Society” accompanies the exhibition The Art of the Enlightenment (Beijing, National Museum of China, 2011–2012). Use the Timeline to find out about the era of the Enlightenment and learn about the most important developments in the Western world in 18th century.