Age of Discovery

  • Jan 8, 1324

    Marco Polo

    In 1323, Polo was confirmed to bed, due to illness. On January 8, 1324 despite Physicians efforts to treat him, he was most definitly on his death bed.
  • May 25, 1420

    Prince Henry

    May 25, 1420 Henry gained appoitment as the governor of the very rich order christ, the Portuguese Succesor to the knights templar and headquarters was at tomar.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Christofer Columbus

    He was an early explorer, colonizer, and navigator born in the Republic of Genoa (Northwestern Italy). With the fall Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, the land route to Asia became much more difficult and dangerous.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther

    He was born November 10, 1483. He was agerman monk he had also published a german translation to the old testimant.
  • Jul 8, 1497

    Vasco da Gama

    He set on the Journey to the Cape on July 8, 1497 followings the route pioneered by earlier explorers along the coast of Africa via Tenerife and the Cape Verde Islands.
  • Jan 1, 1518

    Hernan Cortes

    In 1518 he was in command of an expedition to explore and secure the interior of Mexico for colonization. At the last minute due to old gripe he changed his mind and revoked his charter. Cortes ignored the orders and went ahead anyway.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan

    He started his expedition in 1519, becoming the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean, and first to ever cross the Pacific.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Ignatius of Loyola

    After being wounded at the battle of Pamplona in 1521, he under went a spiritual conversion while in recovery.
  • May 10, 1534

    Jaques Cartier

    In 1534 he had set out on his first voyage under a commision from the king, hoping to discover a western passage. Starting on May 10, 1534 he explored parts of Newfoundland. During one stop at the Island of the Birds him and his crew slaughtered around 1,000 birds most of them Great Auks (now extinct).
  • Jan 1, 1536

    John Calvin

    He published the first editionto his seminal work The Institutes of Christian Religion after he fled to Basel, Switzerland in 1536.
  • Jun 26, 1541

    Francisco Pizarro

    In Lima, Peru on June 26, 1541 a group of twenty heavily armed suppoters of Diego Almarg II stormed Pizarro's Palace and assasinated him.
  • Jan 1, 1542

    Nicholas Copernicus

    Rheticus spent 2 years writing a book outlining Copernicus's theory. In 1542 Rhetic published the book in trigonometry by Copernicus.
  • Jan 1, 1573

    Tycho Brahe

    in 1573 he refuted the aristotleian belief in an unchanging celestial realm. Also known for his accurate and comprehensive observations.
  • Jan 1, 1581

    Galileo Galilei

    In 1581, when he was studying medicine he noticed a swinging chandeller, and it didn't stop. Then almost 100 years later it was used as an accurate time piece.
  • Johannes Kepler

    He claimed to have an epiphany on July 19, 1595 while teaching Graz, demonstrating the periodic conjunction of saturn and jupiter in the zodiac he realized that regular polygons bound one in scribed and one circumscribed circle at definate ratios, which he reasoned might be the geometrical basis of the universe.
  • Rene Descartes

    In 1641 he published a metophysics work, Meditationes de Prima Philosophial written in latin and thus adressed to the learned.
  • Franers Bacon

    Bacon was commonly invoked as a guiiding spirit of the royal society founded undeer Cahrles II in 1660.
  • Robert Boyle

    In 1670 he demonstrated that a reduction in ambient pressure could lead to bubble formation in living tissue. This description of a viper in a vaccume was first recorded description of decompression sickness.
  • Isaac Newton

    In a manuscript he wrote in 1704 in which he describes his attempts to extract scientific information from the bible. He also wrote numerous religous tracks dealing with the literal interpretation of the bible.