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A Revolutionary Time of Change, Irish JC, Year 2

  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    2nd Yr History

  • Nov 13, 1460

    Henry the Navigator

    Henry the Navigator
    This Portugese Prince was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents.
  • Apr 1, 1488

    Bartholomew Diaz

    Bartholomew Diaz
    A Portuguese explorer who sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European known to have done so.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    An explorer from Italy,whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the West.
  • Jun 7, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas

    Treaty of Tordesillas
    This Treaty divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Spain and Portugal along a meridian line on the map.
  • May 1, 1497

    Vasco da Gama

    Vasco da Gama
    A Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. He is reputed by some to have nailed the 95 Thesis to the door of a Church in Wittenberg in 1517.
  • Nov 28, 1520

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed
  • Jun 11, 1534

    Silken Thomas Rebellion

    Silken Thomas Rebellion
    He summoned the Council to St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, and on 11 June, accompanied by 140 horsemen with silk fringes on their helmets (from which he got his nickname), rode to the abbey and publicly renounced his allegiance to King Henry VIII, Lord of Ireland.
  • Nov 26, 1534

    King Henry VIII

    King Henry VIII
    Henry VIII (was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. The Act of Supremacy established him as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.
  • Dec 13, 1545

    Council of Trent

    Council of Trent
    Pope Paul III called the Council to stamp out abuses, to state Catholic views clearly and to try and end the split in the Church.
  • Apr 2, 1556

    Laois Offaly Plantation

    Laois Offaly Plantation
    The first Plantation of King's County (now Offaly) and Queen's County (now Laois) in 1556, naming them after the new Catholic monarchs Philip and Mary respectively. The new county towns were named Philipstown (now Daingean) and Maryborough (now Portlaoise).
  • Plantation of Munster

    Plantation of Munster
    Queen Elizabeth crushed a rebellion and started The Munster Plantation of the 1580s , it was the first mass plantation in Ireland
  • The Ulster Plantation

    The Ulster Plantation
    The Flight of the Earls in 1607 preceeded the Plantation of Ulster by King James
  • The Cromwellian Plantation

    The Cromwellian Plantation
    In 1649, Cromwell landed in Ireland with the New Model Army and by 1652, the conquest was all but complete. The English Parliament then published punitive terms of surrender for Catholics and Royalists in Ireland that included the mass confiscation of all Catholic owned land.
  • Agricultural Revolution

    Agricultural Revolution
    The Agricultural Revolution describes a period of development in Britain between the 17th century and the end of the 19th century. Robert Bakewell is particularly notable as the first to implement systematic selective breeding of livestock c. 1775
  • American War of Independence

    American War of Independence
    The first clash between American rebels and British troops took place at Lexington, and would be later lead by George Washington.
  • The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the times. James Watt developed a more efficient steam engine in around 1780.
  • Revolution in France

    Revolution in France
    The storming of the bastille would lead to Robespierre and his Reign of Terror in France.
  • Irish Rebellion in 1798

    Irish Rebellion in 1798
    Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen brought about a failed rebellion attempt.
  • The Irish Famine

    The Irish Famine
    The famine lasted from 1846 to 1850