1450 -1750 C.E. Mueggenborg

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  • Period: Mar 4, 1394 to Nov 13, 1460

    Henry the Navigator

    Figure head of exploration for the Portugese Empire. Lead the early development of European exploration and trade among continents by water.
  • Period: Oct 31, 1451 to May 20, 1506

    Christopher Columbus

    Navigator, explorer, and colonizer who captained the first European ship to reach the Caribbean.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1460 to Dec 24, 1524

    Vasco da Gama

    Was 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.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1471 to Jun 26, 1541

    Francisco Pizarro

    A Spanish conquistador, conqueror of the Incan Empire, and founder of Lima, the modern-day capital of the Republic of Peru. Pizarro sailed from Spain to the americas in 1502.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1480 to Apr 27, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    A Portuguese explorer who led part of the first expedition around the world.
  • Period: Apr 19, 1483 to Apr 19, 1531


    Was a military adventurer from Central Asia who rose to power at Kabul after establishing his first kingdom in 1504. From there he built an army and conquered nearby regions until 1526, when he invaded the Lodi Afghan Empire of South Asia and laid the basis for the Mughal Empire.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1485 to Dec 2, 1547

    Hernán Cortés

    A Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec Empire.
  • Period: Apr 19, 1492 to

    The Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange describes the interchange of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old World and the Americas following Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean in 1492.
  • Period: Apr 22, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    The Safavid Empire was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Iran. They ruled one of the greatest Persian empires since the Muslim conquest of Persia and established the Twelver school of Shi'a Islam as the official religion of their empire, marking one of the most important turning points in Muslim history.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    Christian reform movement that established Protestantism.
  • Period: Apr 22, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    The Mughal Empire was an imperial power in South Asia that ruled a large portion of the Indian subcontinent. It began in 1526, invaded and ruled most of India by the late 17th and ended in the mid-19th century.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1550 to

    Scientific Revolution

    A period of development of new ideas in astronomy, physics, bioligy, human anatomy, chemistry and other sciences that contradicted earlier Ancient Greek work.
  • Period: Apr 22, 1550 to

    Triangle Trade

    Trade among three ports or regions. Triangular trade usually evolves when a region has export commodities that are not required in the region from which its major imports come. Ships that traveled these trade routes carried African slaves, manufactured goods, and cash crops between West Africa, North America, and Europe.
  • Period: Apr 22, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    Was an Italian Jesuit priest, and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China Mission.
  • Period: Feb 15, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a very important role in the Scientific Revolution. Inventor of the telescope.
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    Takugawa Shogunate

    Feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family.
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    Creation of Colonies in the New World

    Settlers from many European countries (primarily Britain) traveled to and settled in the 13 colonies now known as Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Caorolins, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
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    Thirty Years' War

    Was one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. Mostly fought in Germany, and included almost all of Europe throughout the war. The origins of the conflict and goals of the participants were complex, and no single cause can accurately be described as the main reason for the fighting, though it was mostly relgions reasons.
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    Qing Dynasty

    Last ruling dynasty of China. The dynasty was founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro in what is today northeast China. Starting in 1644 it expanded into China proper and its surrounding territories, establishing the Empire of the Great Qing.
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    Peter the Great

    Ruled Russia and later the Russian Empire until his death. He carried out a policy of modernization and expansion that transformed the Tsardom of Russia into a 3-billion acre Russian Empire, a major European power.
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    Catherine the Great

    Empress and Autocrat of Russia and under her direct auspices the Russian Empire expanded, improved its administration, and continued to modernize along Western European lines.
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    The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment is an era in time in which reason was advocated as the primary source of legitimacy and authority. It is also known as the "Age of Reason." The starting and end points of the Enlightenment are debatable.
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    French-Indian War

    The French and Indian War the war between Great Britain and France in North America. The war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War.
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    Napoleon Bonaparte was a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. He is best remembered for the wars he led against a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars, during which he established hegemony over much of Europe and sought to spread revolutionary ideals.
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    King Louis XVI

    Ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792.
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    American Revolution

    The political split of the 13 colonies from Britain to become independent. The colonies combined to become the United States of America.
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    Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette was an Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France.
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    French Revolutions

    A period of radical social and political upheaval in French and European history. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    The Bastille is a medieval fortress and prison in Paris that represented royalty in the centre of Paris. While the prison only contained seven inmates at the time of its storming, its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man is a fundamental document of the French Revolution, defining the individual and collective rights of all the estates of the realm as universal.
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    Haitian Revolution

    A period of conflict in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic.
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    Congress of Vienna

    A conference of ambassadors of European states held in Vienna. The objective of the Congress was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo takes place near the Waterloo, Belgium. The Battle of Waterloo puts an end to the tyrant rule of Napoleon as the emperor of France. It had also marked the end of the hundred days of Napoleon from exile return. The battle was regarded as an influential battle of all time marking the Bonaparte’s last and Waterloo Campaign.