Period: Mar 10, 1452 to Mar 10, 1500
Period: Mar 10, 1452 to
Mar 10, 1487
chimes and bellsthey were used by Christians to signal divine services and make special announcements.
Mar 10, 1492
gobeMartin Behaim invented the first map globe.
Apr 15, 1496
syphilisSyphilis starts spreading through Europe
Mar 10, 1497
Leonardo paints "The Last Supper"; Vasco da Gama sails around the Cape of Good Hope and to India
Mar 10, 1502
The first watch is made
Mar 10, 1509
Europe launches African slave trade with the New World
Mar 10, 1512
sun and the earth1512
Copernicus writes that the Earth circles the sun
Mar 10, 1517
Martin Luther nails his theses to church door, launching the Protestant Reformation; coffee introduced in Europe
Period: Mar 10, 1542 to
socksEnglishmen, William Lee invents a knitting machine called the stocking frame.
Shakespeare: Hamlet.The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601.