Chapter 13 Timeline

  • Jan 27, 1469

    Portuguese begin exploring Africa

    Fernão Gomes rented the rights of African exploration for five years.
  • Jan 27, 1488

    Bartholomeu Dias rounds tip of Africa

    Portugese navigator whose 1487-88 Atlantic voyage around the southern tip of Africa opened sea routes between Europe and Asia
  • Jan 27, 1492

    Columbus reaches West Indies

    Columbus wanted to travel across the world and reached the West Indies in 1492.
  • Period: Jan 27, 1492 to

    Chapter 13 Timeline

  • Jan 27, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas signed

    Divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Spain and Portugal along a meridian
  • Jan 27, 1497

    Vasco da Gama sails across Indian Ocean to India

    On 8 July 1497 Vasco da Gama led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from Lisbon
  • Jan 27, 1500

    Pedro Cabral lands in South America

    He was appointed to head an expedition to India in 1500, following Vasco da Gama's newly opened route around Africa
  • Jan 27, 1511

    Albuquerque finds Melaka

    Portugese invaded the capital.
  • Period: Jan 27, 1517 to Jan 27, 1521

    Spain rules Mexico

    Hernández de Córdoba, to explore the Yucatán peninsula
  • Jan 27, 1518

    First enslaved Africans taken from Africa to New World

    Spanish ship carried the first enslaved Africans from Arica to America.
  • Jan 27, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan sets sail

    Ferdinand set sail to circumnavigate the world
  • Jan 27, 1521

    Aztecs defeated by Spanish

    Hernan Cortes defeated the Aztecs
  • Jan 27, 1522

    Ferdinand Magellan finishes his voyage

    Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigates the world
  • Jan 27, 1532

    Incas defeated by Spanish conquistadors

    Francisco Pizarro led the Spanish to defeat the Incans
  • Jan 27, 1555

    Peace of Augsburg

    Treaty between Charles V and the Lutheran Princes. Churches were splitting in Europe.
  • Dutch sail to India

    Arrived in India in 1595.
  • Period: to

    England rules United States

    England ruled United States until the Revolutionary War.
  • French colonize Canada and Louisiana

    Samuel de Champlane founded Quebec
  • Dutch establish settlements on North America

    Henry Hudson who, in an attempt to find the so-called northwest passage to the Indies, discovered and claimed for the VOC parts of the present-day United States and Canada.
  • England sails to India

    English east india trading company ownded the ship
  • Period: to

    England rules Canada

    Canada was under the rule of Europeans until 1867.
  • Henry Hudson discovers Hudson Bay

    Set sail following the Northwest passage.
  • English take New Netherland

    English seize the colony of New Netherland from the Dutch
  • Slavery was abolished

    Slavery was abolished in 1865 in the United States.