Cresent moon

1450-1750 Mueggenborg

By TaubenL
  • Mar 4, 1394

    Henry the Navigator

    A Portugal Prince, and explorer. Is accredited with founding European exploration and the founding of maritime trade.
  • Oct 31, 1451


    Explorer that traveled in the name of Spain for Gold, God, and Glory, with the hopes of finding a new land.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    da Gama

    Portugese Explorer. Led the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.
  • Jan 1, 1471


    Spanish conquistador. Founder of Lima. Conquered the Inca Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1482

    Creation of Colonies in the New World

    Following Christopher Columbus' exploration of North America, the first Spanish colony is founded on American grounds, and the creation of colonies in the new world begins. Over the next 400 years more colonies are created (until 1898).
  • Jan 1, 1485


    Spanish Conquistador. Took over many natives in the new world for his country, dpreading havic and death.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    The spread of cultural, agricultural, and detrimental traits from the Eastern Continents to the Western Continents. Diseases spread from the old world to the new world, plants and domesticated animals came to the new world, and the culture of the Europeans travel onboard explorers' ships to the new land, while the Europeans learned Indian techniques.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Triangle Trade

    Approx. beginning of the trade between North America, Europe, and Africa. The trade benifitted all sides by supplying slaves from Africa to North America and Europe, raw goods from N. America to Europe, and finished products from Europe to Africa and N. America.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    Persian empire in Iran. "One of the greatest Persian Empires...." Overall, helped to establish Iranian identiy and create a unified state in the region. Religion: Shi'a Muslim.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Protestant Reformation

    Protestant Reformation
    Outrage over currupt practices of the Catholic Church leads to demand of reform, and, eventually, the split between Protestants and Catholics.
  • Jan 1, 1519


    Portugese Explorer. Was the first to travel around the world.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    Empire that ruled over the majority of the Indian subcontinent and spread Persian culture throughout Asia. Classical Empire that made many cultural feats of architecture, liturature, and art, influential in Asia.
  • Apr 30, 1526


    Military-based Munhal Emperor of India, and desendent of Timur. He laid the basis for the Mughal Empire in modern-day Afganistan, then ruled.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Scientific Revolution

    Movement of the sciences. Period of advancement of many techniques and solutions to scientific problems and invention.
  • Oct 6, 1552

    Matteo Ricci

    A christian misssionary who was allowed into China in a time of limited interaction with the outside world, who spread Christianity to the peoples of China.
  • Feb 15, 1564


    Italian big shot (philosipher, scientist, etc.) who played a role in the scientific revolution and made advancement in astrology, physics, and science.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    The feudal regime of Japan in which shoguns ruled.
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    30 Years War

    War caused by conflicts between the Catholics and Protestants of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Period: to

    Qing Dynasty

    Last dynasty of China, in which cultural intigration of the Chinese was included and the Mandate of Heaven began.
  • Peter the Great

    Russian ruler who modernized Russia by adapting Western ideas into Russia.
  • Enlightenment

    Age of spiritual, philiosophical, and cultural revolution and revilation in Europe. Counterpart to the Scientific Revolution.
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    French-Indian War

    War between Great Britian and France in North America over colonies. Indians were hired by the French to aid them in the fighting.
  • Catherine the Great

    Russian ruler who continued Peter the Greats ideas of modernizing Russia by using Western ideas, and expanded Russia while in power.
  • American Revolution

    The colonies of N. America bind together and oppose British rule and taxes to acquire freedom.
  • French Revolution

    The revolution that took place in France as a result of peasent unrest at the poor economic conditions and anger at the monarchy and aristocracy.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    The storming of a military base and prision in the French Revolution by angered peasents, which represented the overtaking of aristocratic rule. A major point of the French Revolution.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    An important document of the French Revolution outlining civil rights, and constitution for the French.
  • Haitian Revolution

    Slave revolution against French rule and movements for freedom from the French. Haitians won, and estb. the Republic of Haiti.
  • King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette

    King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette
    Overthrown rulers of the French during the French Revolution.
  • Napoleon

    French leader and revolutionary who sought to spread his rule throughout Europe, Russia, and some parts of Latin America.
  • Congress of Vienna

    A congress of European rulers who met to discuss Napoleon's terms of surrender and other various issues of Europe at the time.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    The french empire, under Napoleon, fought and lost again the Seventh Coilition and lost, resulting in the end of Napoleons reign.