AP World History 1450 C.E.- 1750 C.E.

  • Period: Feb 6, 1375 to

    Songhay Empire

    The Songhay Empire was the largest and last of the three major pre-colonial empires to emerge in West Africa
  • Period: Feb 6, 1394 to Feb 7, 1460

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Henry is most famous for the voyages of discovery that he organized and financed, which eventually led to the rounding of the Cape of Good Hope and establishment of sea routes to the Indies.
  • Feb 4, 1450

    Beginning of Portuguese Slave Trade

    Slave trading between Africa and Americas began.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1451 to Feb 7, 1481

    Reign of Mehmed the Conqueror

    Mehmed is most knwon for his seige of Constinople.
  • Period: Feb 7, 1453 to

    Ottoman Dynasty

    The 2nd largest land based empire; ruled by Islamic people. Instilled fear into the HRE and forced them to find alternate sea routes to China.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1464 to Feb 7, 1492

    Reign of Sunni Ali

    When Sunni Ali Ber came to power, Songhay was a small kingdom in the western Sudan. But during his twenty-eight year reign, it grew into the largest, most powerful empire in West Africa. Sunni Ali ruled from horseback, leading his country while leading his army. He built a remarkable army-not farmers hastily pressed into service, but full time, professional soldiers, including a horse and camel cavalry with men in armor.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1483 to Feb 6, 1546

    Martin Luther

    Created protestant church, because he believed that faith was the source to enlightenment and that the Pope should not have complete power.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1483 to

    Safavid Dynasty

    The period of the Safavids, the dynasty that took control of Persia in the early 16th century, its often considered the beginning of modern Persian history, just as the state they created is said to mark the genesis of the Persian nation-state.
  • Feb 4, 1487

    Dias' voyage into Idian Ocean

    Dias is thought to be the first European to go around the Cape of Good Hope into the Indian Ocean. However, after rounding the cape, his crew forced him to turn around and return to Portugal.
  • Sep 6, 1492

    Columbus' First Voyage

    On the evening of August 3, 1492, Columbus departed from Castilian Palos de la Frontera with three ships. The ships were property of Juan de la Cosa and the Pinzón brothers but the monarchs forced the Palos de la Frontera inhabitants to contribute to the expedition. Columbus first sailed to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, which were ruled by the Crown of Castile, where he restocked provisions and made repairs.
  • Feb 6, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas

    The Treaty of Tordesillas was agreed upon by the Spanish and the Portuguese to clear up confusion on newly claimed land in the New World.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1509 to Feb 6, 1564

    John Calvin

    Started Calvinist religion (predestination).
  • Period: Feb 6, 1519 to Feb 6, 1521

    Spanish Conquest of Mexico

    Cortez begins to conquer Mexico.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1520 to Feb 6, 1566

    Reign of Suleyman the Magnificent

    Suleyman the Magnificent has been known as one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire. He is mostly remembered as a fierce conqueror of the Islamic religion. In Middle Eastern cultures, however, he is often referred to as a great builder. During his rule as sultan, the Ottoman Empire reached its peak in power and prosperity.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1526 to

    Mughal Dynasty

    The Mughal Empire, or Mogul Empire in traditional English usage, was an imperial power in the Indian subcontinent from about 1526 to 1757. The Mughal emperors were Muslims and direct descendants of Genghis Khan through Chagatai Khan and Timur.
  • Feb 6, 1534

    Foundation of Society of Jesus

    A Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the people. Strongly committed to education and scholarship.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1545 to

    Council of Trent

    The Council of Trent played an important part in determining the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. Along with the part played by the Jesuits and certain individuals, the Council of Trent was a central feature of the Counter-Reformation. But whether Trent represented a positive move by the Catholic Church remains contentious.
  • Period: Feb 6, 1556 to

    The Reign of Akbar

    Akbar was only 14 years of age in 1556 when he succeeded his father Humayun. That year, a formidable anti-Mughal coalition, consisting mainly of Afghanis, tried to recapture northern India but lost its battle against the Mughals at Panipat. Mughal control over northern India was finally established. Akbar pursued a policy of vigorous expansion until his empire reached the greater part of the sub-continent north of the Godavari. He is also known
  • Period: Feb 6, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution
  • Period: Feb 7, 1572 to

    Reign of Emperor Wanli

    The Wanli emperor was a recluse whose apparent inattention to government affairs contributed to the abuses of power by provincial officials and other political figures that came to dominate that era of Chinese history.
  • Spanish Armada

    The Spanish Armada sailed from Spain in July 1588. The Spanish Armada's task was to overthrow protestant England lead by Queen Elizabeth I.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    The Tokugawa Shogunate was a feudal military dictatorship in Japan
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    Thirty Years War

    In European history, a series of wars fought by various nations for various reasons, including religious, dynastic, territorial, and commercial rivalries. Its destructive campaigns and battles occurred over most of Europe, and, when it ended with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648
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    John Locke

    John Locke was widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers.
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    Qing Dynasty

    Last emperial dynasty of china
  • Peace of Westphalia

    The Thirty Years War was ended by the Peace of Westphalia which was referred to as the "Peace of Exhaustion" by contemporaries.
  • Esablishment of 1st Colony in Australia

    Great Britain set up a colony in Australia.
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    Seven Years War

    A war between England and Prussia against France and Australia.
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    Haitian Revolution

    In 1791, taking advantage of divisions among colonial rulers created by the roiling French Revolution, slaves on the French Caribbean island colony of Saint-Domingue, rose up, launching the only successful slave rebellion in recorded human history.
  • End of the British Slave Trade

    Slave trade ends in britain.