Age Of Discovery Timeline

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    Prince henry (portugal)

    was an infante of the Kingdom of Portugal and an important figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire. He was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1100 to

    Age of discovery

  • Mar 4, 1394

    Prince henry (portugal)

    Prince henry (portugal) was born on 4 March 1394 and died on 13 November 1460)
  • Feb 19, 1473

    nicolaus copernicus date of birth

    nicolaus copernicus was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
  • Jan 1, 1491

    Ignatius of Loyola

    Ignatius of Loyola was born in the year 1491 but his exact date of birth is unknown.
  • Jul 10, 1509

    John Calvin

    John Calvin was born in 1509. He died in 1564. John Calvin was the son of a lawyer. He was born in Noyon, Picardy and was therefore a Frenchman. Calvin developed a love for scholarship and literature.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    renaissance astronomer nicolaus copernicus

    nicolaus copernicus was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
  • Mar 1, 1521

    Ignatius seriously wounded in battle

    After being seriously wounded at the Battle of Pamplona in 1521, he underwent a spiritual conversion while in recovery. De Vita Christi by Ludolph of Saxony inspired Loyola to abandon his previous military life and devote himself to labour for God, following the example of spiritual leaders such as Francis of Assisi. He experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus while at the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat in March 1522.
  • Jan 1, 1530

    John Calvin a Humanist lawyer

    He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church around 1530. After religious tensions provoked a violent uprising against Protestants in France, Calvin fled to Basel, Switzerland, where he published the first edition of his seminal work The Institutes of the Christian Religion in 1536.
  • Jan 1, 1530

    John Calvin became an ardent protestant

    In about 1534, he underwent a sudden conversion and became an ardent Protestant. He went to Basel, a Protestant (Zwinglian) city in Switzerland, where he wrote and published the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion, a work of systematic theology. Some philosophers are system-builders and some are not.
  • Jan 1, 1536

    Jhon Calvin became a preacher

    In 1536, he became one of the preachers in the city of Geneva, in 1538 he was banished
  • May 24, 1543

    nicolaus copernicus's death

    Copernicus' epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), published just before his death in 1543, is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the scientific revolution.
  • Dec 14, 1546

    tycho brahe date of birth

    tycho brahe was born 14 December 1546
  • Jul 31, 1556

    Ignatius a Knight

    was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General.Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation. Loyola's devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by unquestioning obedience to the Catholic Church's authority and hierarchy.
  • Jan 22, 1561

    francis bacon

    francis bacon was born on 22 January 1561 and died on 9 April 1626
  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo galilei

    Galileo galilei was born on February 15 1564 and died

    8 January 1642.
  • Dec 27, 1571

    Johannes kepler

    Johannes kepler was born on December 27, 1571
  • Jan 1, 1573

    tycho brahe supernovae

    In his De nova stella (On the new star) of 1573, he refuted the Aristotelian belief in an unchanging celestial realm. His precise measurements indicated that "new stars" (novae or also now known as supernovae), in particular that of 1572, lacked the parallax expected in sub-lunar phenomena, and were therefore not "atmospheric"
  • Jan 1, 1581

    Galileo galilei

    was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy",the "father of modern physics", the "father of science",and "the Father of Modern Science".
  • Johannes Kepler scientist

    A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy.
  • rene descartes

    rene descartes was born on 31 March 1596 and died on 11 February 1650
  • Tycho Brahe imperial astronomer.

    After disagreements with the new Danish king in 1597, he was invited by the Bohemian king and Holy Roman emperor Rudolph II to Prague, where he became the official imperial astronomer. He built the new observatory at Benátky nad Jizerou. Here, from 1600 until his death in 1601, he was assisted by Johannes Kepler. Kepler later used Tycho's
  • Francis Bacon

    was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.
  • robert boyle

    robert boyle was born on 25 January 1627 and died on 31 December 1691
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy', and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings,[4][5] which are studied closely to this day.
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton was born on 25 December 1642 and died on 20 March 1727
  • Robert Boyle

    Robert Boyle was a 17th century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor, also noted for his writings in theology. He has been variously described as Irish, English and Anglo-Irish, his father having come to Ireland from England during the time of the Plantations.
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian, who has been "considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived.
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    Age of Discovery

  • Martin Luther King Jr

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta to Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. King's original name was Michael King, Jr. His name was later changed to Martin after the German protestant leader Martin Luther.
  • Martin luther king a pastor

    In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation.
  • Martin Luther King jr's civil rights movement

    For all his other achievements, Martin Luther King's greatest achievement has to be his involvement in the civil rights movement which occurred from 1955 to 1968. His strong belief in non-violent protest helped set the tone of the movement. Boycotts, protests, and marches were eventually effective, and much legislation was passed against racial discrimination.
  • Martin luthers Nobel Peace prize

    Oslo, Norway, Oct. 14--The Nobel Peace prize for 1964 was awarded today to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    The 35-year-old civil rights leader is the youngest winner of the prize that Dr. Alfred Nobel instituted since the first was awarded in 1901.