• Apr 17, 1441

    christopher columbus

    christopher columbus
    Christopher Columbus was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements in the island of Hispaniola, initiated the process o
  • Apr 16, 1492

    Voyages of Christopher Columbus

    Voyages of Christopher Columbus
    In the early modern period, the voyages of Columbus initiated European exploration and colonization of the American continents, and are thus of great significance in world history. Christopher Columbus was a navigator and an admiral for Castile, a country that later founded modern Spain. He made four voyages to the Americas, with his first in 1492, which resulted in what is widely referred to as the Discovery of America or Discovery of the Americas
  • Apr 17, 1535

    Treaty of Tordesillas

    The Treaty of Tordesillas , signed at Tordesillas and the islands discovered by Christopher Columbus on his f
  • Apr 16, 1543

    Copernican heliocentrism

    Copernican heliocentrism is the name given to the astronomical model developed by Nicolaus Copernicus and published in 1543.
  • jamestown Settlement

    jamestown Settlement
    Jamestown Settlement is a name used by the Commonwealth of Virginia's portion of the historical sites and museums at Jamestown. Jamestown was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America. Named for King James I of England, Jamestown was founded in the Colony of Virginia on May 14, 1607.
  • French colonial empire

    The French colonial Empire was the set of territories that were under French rule primarily from the 17th century to the late 1960s. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the colonial empire of France was the second-largest in the world behind the British Empire. The French colonial empire extended over 12,347,000 km²
  • peter the great

    peter the great
    Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov 1672 – 8 February 1725 ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his half-brother. In numerous successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power. According to historian J
  • Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, is the name of the overthrow of King James II of England by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau .
  • Louis XIV of France

    louis XIV known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and Navarre.He holds the distinction of being the longest-reigning king in European history, reigning for 72 years and 110 days.
  • global trade

    nternational trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, such trade represents a significant share of gross domestic product. While international trade has been present throughout much of history (see Silk Road, Amber Road), its economic, social, and political importance has been on the rise in recent centuries.
  • Native Americans in the United States

    Native Americans in the United States
    Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, parts of Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct Native American tribes and ethnic groups, many of which survive as intact political communities
  • American Revolutionary War

    American Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War , the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in America, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers, such as conflicts in India and West Africa between Great Britain and France.
  • Mercantilism

    Mercantilism is the economic doctrine in which government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the prosperity and military security of the state. In particular, it demands a positive balance of trade. Mercantilism dominated Western European economic policy and discourse from the 16th to late-18th centuries.Mercantilism was a cause of frequent European wars in that time and motivated colonial expansion. Mercantilist theory varied in sophistication from one writer t
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and indeed all of Europe.
  • Napoleon

    Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution
  • 1705

    Triangular trade, or triangle trade, is a historical term indicating among three ports or regions. Triangular trade usually evolves when a region has export commodities that are not required in the region from which its major imports come. Triangular trade thus provides a method for rectifying trade imbalances between the above regions.