1450- 1750 CE Timeline

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  • Period: Jan 1, 1299 to

    Ottoman Empire

    Muslim Empire. Conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed II,
    In 1453 - the Ottoman state becomes an empire.
  • Period: Nov 19, 1340 to

    Songhai Empire

    Empire from South Africa that traded across the Sahara. Large army of Forty thousand lost to the state of Morocco.
  • Jan 1, 1394

    Prince Henry's Birth

    Prince Henry's Birth
    Prince Henry was known as Henry the Navigator. As a navigator he did not travel very far from home, venturing (from Spain) to the North-Western end of Africa. Famous for founding the Navigational institute at Sagres. He died in 1460.
  • Jan 1, 1444

    Initial reign of Mehmed the Conqueror

    Initial reign of Mehmed the Conqueror
    The ruler of the Ottoman Empire, beginning his reign in 1444, he was taken out of power and brought back as a ruler in 1451 His first reign ended in 1446 . He was famous for conquering Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Mehmed the Conqueror takes Constantinople

    In 1453, Mehmed the Conqueror took Constantinople by storm. He used superior technology and military tactics to lay siege to the massive metropolis which stood over a hundred years.
  • Jan 1, 1468

    Sunni Ali

    Sunni Ali
    Sunni Ali had his reign between 1464 to 1492 as the King of the Sonni Dynasty. In 1468, he captured the great city of Timbuktu and in 1475, he captured Djenne.. He had strict poicies on Scholars because he was afraid of rebellion, betrayal etc.
  • Jan 1, 1482

    Beginning of Portuguese slave trade

    Beginning of Portuguese slave trade
    Portugal often traded with West coast African Cities. They traded gold, various crops, and people. The Africans usually sold Prisoners of War.This was the Portuguese Slave trade. Eventually, in some Cities all they had to trade were slaves. This led to the transfer of nearly 11,863,000 Africans over an extended amount of time.
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Dias' Voyage

    Dias' Voyage
    Bartolomeu Dias was the first Portuguese Explorer to round the southern tip of Africa. He spread the pre-concieved (and true) beliefe there was a way to India around Africa. He did Not however, voyage to India
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Back in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue

    Back in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue
    In 1492, Colombus sailed his first voyage westward into the Atlantic Ocean. There he found America and people who he claimed MUST have been Indians. Little did he know he discovered the islands of America. Named after Amerigo Vespuchi because he was a mapmaker that recognized the new route to 'India' led to a new continent.
  • Nov 19, 1492

    The Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange
    The Columbian exchange was the exchange of people, goods, animals and diseases from the old and new world. The ways in which many people lived were changed due to the Columbian Exchange.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    Used land grants to support its cavalry.Population spoke several languages.Focused on land instead of sea.
  • Jan 1, 1502

    Moctezuma's Birth

    Moctezuma's Birth
    Moctezuma live for about 18 years in his home- city of Tenochtitilan. There he ruled as a king untill the Spanish came in 1519.
  • Nov 19, 1509

    John Calvin

    John Calvin
    Began the idea of Predestined Salvation, the idea that whether you were faithful or not to God, you could still go to heaven or hell by a predetermined act of God. Idea lead to Calvanism.
  • Nov 19, 1517

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    MArtin Luther created the 95 thesis in 1517. The thesis was a list of things Luther found wrong with the church. He unintentionally created a great schism between the people, leading to the Protestant and Catholic split in the church.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1519 to Jan 1, 1521

    Conquest of Mexico

    Lead by Spanich Conquistador, Hernan Cortes, the conquest of Mexico was a few bloody battles between the Spanish and the Aztec. Many people died, however due to a smallpox outbreak among the people.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1526 to

    Mughal Dynasty

    Descended from Gengis Khan, these Muslim peoples charged into India. The Indians were baffled when they fought a Peoples with cultural ties as strong as thier own.
  • Period: Nov 19, 1527 to

    Manchu Empire

    A Ming general invited Machu leaders to help his forces take Beijing from the rebels. The Manchu did so in the summer of 1644. they then rebelled against the MIng, and claimed China for their own.
  • Jan 1, 1529

    Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent

    Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent
    Suleiman the Magnificent, known to his subjects as Suleiman Kanuni, Commanded the greatest Ottoman assult on Christiant Europe. Suleiman seemed unstoppable as he conquered Belgrade in 11521. Laid seige to Vienna in 1529
  • Nov 19, 1554

    Council of Trent

    Council of Trent
    A council that met at the city of Trent, in nothern Italy, They distinguished proper Catholic doctrines from what they saw as Protestant "errors." to them, the Pope's supremacy affirmed.from then on each diocese required to have a residential bishop and training hull for priests.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1556 to

    Reign of Akbar

    3 years old when he inherited the Mughal throne.Descendant of Ghengis Khan.Significantly influenced art and culture in the country.Enjoyed painting, walls of his palaces adorned with murals.
  • Period: to

    Tokugawa Shogunate

    Centralized Japan under one rule in 1603. Ruled by Tokugawa Ieyasu and shoguns of the Tokugawa family.
    Took place in 'Edo' era, named after Edo, (modern Tokyo) in Japan.
  • Galileo's Badass Telescope

    Galileo's Badass Telescope
    Galileo Galilei built the first Telescope that allowed a closer image of the Skies above. He found out the Planets had mountains and ridges, the sun had spots and many other things he was rediculed for at his time. He disproved many common beliefs of the Church and Church people.
    Damn that Telescope is Badass.
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    Thirty Years War

    European countries in search for supreme power and religion. Cause a Depopulation and an economic decline in the Holy Roman Empire. One of the longest and bloodiest wars in history.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    18 Apr 1632 - 3 May 1704
    Believed not in Divine rule but the rule of the People. Believed that government could be reformed if it was not working for the public they controlled.
  • Period: to

    Qing Dynasty

    Manchus family seizes China and formed the Qing dynasty. Advanced Chinese institutions and philosophy to higher level than Yuan Dynasty
  • Peter the Great

    Peter the Great
    He established specific changes to decrease Russia's isolation fron the world and advance the Russian empire's streength. Known as bieng one of the greatest Romanovs.
  • Englands Glorious Revolution

    Englands Glorious Revolution
    After English Civil War, replaced the reigning king, James II, with his protestant daughter Mary.After the revolution: Parliament had to be arranged regularly,All new taxes had to be approved by Parliament, Monarchs had to belong to the Anglican religion, New political arrangements were made with Scotland.
  • The Russian Empire

    The Russian Empire
    Russia too, wanted to be a power in Europe. They had an empire that stretched from Northern Europe into Asia, but no unity to make them strong. In 1750, Russia had an army strong enough to be considered one of the superior powers.