Famous Men of the 16th & 17th Century
By Rob Shearer
Published: October 7, 2009.
28 biographies from Queen Elizabeth I (who came to the throne in 1560) through King Louis XIV who died in 1715. The 17th century was an age of religious wars and revolutions. It was also the century in which the English and French established colonies in North America. Key biographies are James I, Charles I, Cromwell, Champlain, Captain John Smith, William Bradford, and John Winthrop.