Early Modern Era 1450-1750

  • Jan 1, 1450

    Northern Renaissance in Europe

    The renaissance in northern Europe with different aspects to those southern like Italy , An increase in art and culture formed in effect of the renaissance
  • May 26, 1450

    Ottoman Empire rises

    Ottoman empire rises due to their successful invasion of Constantinople bringing down the empire of Byzantine Empire
  • May 29, 1450

    Constantinople falls

    Constantinople falls due to the invasion of the Ottoman empire resulting in the fall of the Byzantine Empire
  • Period: Apr 15, 1452 to May 2, 1519

    Life of leonardo da vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of a “Renaissance man.” always being busy making art and the desire to create . His famous arts are the "The Last Supper" and "Monna Lisa"
  • Jan 1, 1455

    European printing press

    The first European Printing press blossomed in Mainz,Germany
  • Jan 1, 1462

    Russia freed by Ivan II

    Russia was freed from Tarter due to The Price Ivan II subduing great lands and having the feeling of repudiation toward mongol derived Tatars
  • Jan 1, 1480

    Expulsion of Tartars from Russia

    The Kazan Tatars were conquered by imperial Russian forces during the reign of Tsar Ivan IV in 1552, becoming the first Muslim subjects of the Russian Empire.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    First Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    The first voyage of Christopher in the name of Spain where he found the Bahamas
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Beginning of Spanish goverment in the Americas

    The Spanish were making voyages to take order for the "new world" In effect, they set up colonies in the Americas to beginning their government in the Americas
  • Sep 24, 1493

    Christopher Columbus's second Voyage

    Columbus left from his second voyage with 17 ships and about 1200 men with intentions to conquer the Taíno tribe and colonize the region ; Brought livestock back to Europe
  • May 20, 1498

    Vasco da Gama Reaches India

    Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India by taking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Apr 22, 1500

    Colonization in Brazil

    Pedro Álvares Cabral , under the sponsorship of Kingdom of Portugal colonized Brazil,Brazil became a colony and a part of the Portuguese Empire.
  • Oct 1, 1500

    The Protestant Reformation

    16th-century religious, political events(revolution) that splintered Catholic Europe, setting in place what would define the structure of the early modern era
  • Dec 1, 1500

    Portugal acquires trading rights and trading stations

    Portugal acquires trading rights and trading stations in Siam, Burma, Indonesia, Spanish, Portuguese, and ports on West African coast
  • Jan 1, 1501

    African Slaves in Latin America

    Latin america had begun to buy slaves from European captured African slaves to replace the native american slaves thru the slave trade route
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther's 95 Theses

    Priest and scholar Martin Luther declares the 95 theses causing the Protestant revolution
  • Period: Jan 1, 1519 to Jan 1, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan's expedition around the world

    Ferdinands set out from Spain in with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands
  • Dec 1, 1531

    Conquest of Inca Empire

    Francisco Pizarro goes on a conquest to end the Inca empire in which he is successful (Strangles last Inca emperor)
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Beginning of Church of England

    Henry VIII was king of England in 1534 and wanted an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon so he took matters into his own hands and made church begin into England to go through with his divorce
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Copernican revolution

    the paradigm switch from the Ptolemaic model of the heavens to to the heliocentric model due to the book published by Nicolas Copernican
  • Period: Jan 1, 1550 to

    Religious wars in France, Germany, Britain

    Religious wars in France, Germany, Britain
  • Period: Jan 1, 1555 to

    Reign of Elizabeth I

    The reign of Elizabeth the first in England , posed as an important power figure
  • Jan 1, 1557

    Macau taken by Portugal

    Macau was taken by Portugal although it wasn't its first intention fro they were in the race for spice
  • Defeat of the Spanish Armada

    under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake in a eight hour fight ,Spanish to broke off from the battle and retreated toward the North Sea.
  • Fall of Songhai Empire

    al-Mansur took advantage of the civil strife in the empire conquered the Songhai and to gain control of the Trans-Saharan trade routes., the Songhai Empire collapsed soon after
  • Rise of Serfdom in eastern Europe

    "serfdom-those who occupied a plot of land were required to work for the Lord of the Manor who owned that land, and in return were entitled to protection, justice and the right to exploit certain fields within the manor to maintain their own subsistence." this was beginning to rise once more in Europe but were freed by the rule of Queen Elizabeth
  • Independence of Netherland

    Dutch War of Independence was won against the Spaniards resulting in their independence
  • Christianity banned in Japan

    The religion was banned and persecuted any who followed the religion they feared foreign intentions
  • Dutch rise to power

    the Dutch captured many of the major spice trade center in Indonesia this caused the beginning of control in the island Java
  • Period: to

    The English War

    stemmed from conflict between Charles I and Parliament over an Irish insurrection.