Age of Exploration

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to Dec 31, 1300

    The Invention of the Compass

  • Jun 1, 1200

    Italian cities were producing coins with fixed values

    This encouraged international trade and banking.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    Age of Exploration

  • Period: Dec 31, 1400 to

    The Commercial Revolution

  • Period: Jan 1, 1487 to

    European Explorations

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    Spains Golden Age

  • Aug 1, 1492

    Columbus set sail from Spain

    Queen Isabella financed columbus's voyage... His small fleet landed on a tiny island that columbus named "San Salvador", which today they are known as the Indies.
  • Jan 13, 1510

    The Portuguese Expand

    In about 1510 they conquered part of the southwest coast of India... They conquered Malacca on the southwest coast of the Malay Peninsula and the Moluccas (A group of Islands)... The also gained footholds in China and Japan... They established a colony in Brazil... Finally, they establsihed several armed trading posts on the East African coast.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Ponce de Leon

    A Spanish explorer who sailed outward from spain, northward and landed on what today is Florida.
  • Jan 9, 1516

    Charles the V takes spanish throne

    During his reign he;
    -He was elected Holy Roman Empreror
    -Drained spain's human resources and treasury due to religous wars.
    -Spain lacked so much industries, that the country country could not produce enough food for all of its people.
    -Between 1500 and 1650 food prices raised multiple times.
    -In 1556 Charles realized that ruling the Holy Roman Empire and Spain was to much, he ended up giving up his throne and dividing the land between his family members!
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernan Cortes

    He inaved Mexico in 1519, with 11 ships and about 600 men... He siezed the aztec ruler Moctezuma II, and captured and destroyed the Aztec city and Tenochtitlan.
  • Sep 1, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    He led the first expedition to sail completely around the world...Proved that the world was round and larger than previously thought... Discovered new oceans and land.... Proved that all oceans and landmasses were connected... He named the great ocean the "Pacific Ocean" because it was calm.
  • Jan 1, 1530

    Francisco Pizarro

    He led 180 men and 37 horses on an expedition... In 1533 Pizarro claimed the land from present day Ecuador to Chile > For Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Copernicus's Theory

    Copernicus developed the "Heliocentric Theory", the sun was the center of the universe... His theory explained many of the then-known facts about Astronomy.
  • Miguel De Cervantes published a novel called "Don Quixote de la Mancha

    He told the story of an aging man stuck in the myths of the past.
  • Amerigo Vespucci - Italian Navigator

    He followed Columbus westward... Between 1497 and 1504, was apart of spanish portuguese expenditions... He did not the land he saw was Asia, he called it "the new world".