Follow Our Journey: Enlightenment

Enlightenment Europe was awash in ideas and innovations in science, technology, culture, and governance; advanced by thinkers and writers who spread the new science, satired the monarchy and the church, and upset the social order.

The people, places, ideas and events on this map helped pave the way for the modern world. Click on the people, pushpins, or masks to learn more about what the world was like in Enlightenment Europe.

View this map in fullscreen