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Columbus to Napoleon

  • Oct 3, 1492

    Columbus sails to the Americas

    Columbus sails to the Americas
    Columbus led his three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. Columbus had an objective, to reach Asia (The Indies) where gold, pearls, and spices awaited for him.
  • Nov 8, 1521

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs
    The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in 1521, led by Hernando Cortes, was a landmark victory for the European settlers. Cortes survived the battle, and led the final attacks on Tenochititlan. The Spanish defeat of the Aztecs has been criticized extensively for many years.
  • English settle Jamestown

    English settle Jamestown
    http://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement.htmIn 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River. Stockholders hoped to make a profit from the resources of the New World.
  • Louis XIV of France begins his reign

    Louis XIV of France begins his reign
    Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661 after the death of his cheif minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin.
  • Peter the Great of Russia begins his regin

    Peter the Great of Russia begins his regin
    Tsar Peter I of Russia is more usually described as 'Peter the Great'.When Alexis died very suddenly in 1676, Feodor ruled until his own death in 1682, when the ten year-old Peter became tsar jointly with his half-brother Ivan.
  • Glorious Revolution in England

    Glorious Revolution in England
    King of Great Britain from 1685 until he fled to France in 1688, brought the "Glorious" revolution down upon himself. When, In June 1688, he had a son, fears of the establishment of a Catholic dynasty in England led prominent Protestant statesmen to invite William of Orange, James's son-in-law, to assume the throne.
  • Sans - Culotte

    Sans - Culotte
    Was in the French Revolution where the radical partisans of the lower classes were typically urban laborers.
  • French Revolution begins

    French Revolution begins
    Hearing a report of the peasants rioting and other outbreaks, some liberal nobles in the National Assembly, set the example of giving up their feudal rights.
  • National Assembly

    National Assembly
    The National Assembly was a French congress which existed from June 17, 1789 to July 9, 1791.
  • Estates -General

    Estates -General
    Was a essembly house of representatives.
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    Was a wave of sensless panic that spread through the French country side.
  • Guillotine

    The Guillotine was a machine used for beheading. The device is noted for long being the main method of execution in France and, more particularly, for its use during the French Revolution.
  • Napoleon conquers most of Europe

    Napoleon conquers most of Europe
    These EHL maps show the legacy of Napoleon's French conquests. The Napoleonic Wars lasted from roughly 1803-1814, when the revolution-torn nation of France stunned the continent with a nearly global campaign of conquest and seeming invincibility.
  • Copernicus presents the Heliocentric Theory

    Copernicus presents the Heliocentric Theory
    His suggestion of a heliocentric model of the universe challenged the widely held belief that the Earth was at rest in the center of the universe.
  • Scientific method

    Scientific method
    A logical procedure information about the natural world as European thought.