Before or After: 1600

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Can you determine whether each historical event took place Before (B) or After (A) the year 1600?*

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Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, greatly increasing civil rights for Huguenots
Elizabeth I of England grants a Royal Charter to the British East India Company
The Tokugawa shogunate is established in Japan, beginning the Edo period which lasts until 1868
René Descartes is born in the Loire Valley of central France
Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, fail in their bid to blow up the House of Lords, and with it, King James I
Miguel de Cervantes publishes his magnum opus 'Don Quixote,' the first modern novel
Sir Francis Drake dies of dysentery and is buried in a lead coffin off Panama
Galileo Galilei discovers Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto in orbit around Jupiter
Jacopo Peri pens 'Dafne,' considered to be the first opera
Construction begins on the Taj Mahal by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his third wife

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