Early Modern History

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  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Lands in America

  • Jan 1, 1497

    Sir Cabot Lands in Newfoundland

  • Period: Jan 1, 1534 to Jan 1, 1541

    Cartier's Colony in Quebec

  • Jan 1, 1540

    Coronado enters New Mexico

  • Jan 1, 1543

    Ponce de Leon explores Florida

  • Period: Jan 1, 1543 to

    Tokugawa Ieyasu

  • Period: Jan 1, 1547 to

    Spanish Author Miguel de Cervantes

  • Period: Jan 1, 1569 to

    Mogul Empire's founder Akbar's son, Jahangir

  • Jan 1, 1570

    Rise of Kanem-Bornu as a major nation

  • Jan 1, 1575

    Portuguese first settle in Angola

  • Period: Jan 1, 1577 to Jan 1, 1580

    Francis Drake sails the world, raided Spanish galleons, and returned rich

  • Period: Jan 1, 1578 to

    King Phillip III

  • Period: to

    Walter Raleigh's colony in Roanoke

  • Period: to

    Cardinal Richeleu

  • The English Guinea Company founded

  • Roughly around now, the Carribs and Arawaks have been wiped out due to settlers and their new ailments

  • Phillip III becomes king of Spain

  • English EITC formed

  • Mwenemutapa at its zenith

  • Carribean becomes battleground

  • Dutch EITC formed

  • King James crowned in England

    King James crowned in England
  • Ieyasu founds Tokugawa Shogunate

  • Tokugawa Ieyasu retires, son Hidetada made Shogun

  • Jahangir's 23-year reign begins

  • Phillip III expells the Moriscos from Spain

  • Jamestown, Virginia Founded

  • Chaplain Establishes Quebec and New France

  • The English arrive in India

  • Dutch Tradepost Established

  • King James bible published

  • Period: to

    Thirty Year's War

  • Period: to

    Nur Jahan's, Jahangir's wife, reign

  • Beginning of Christian Persecution

  • Ferdinand II becomes Catholic King of Austria

  • The Mayflower Sails to America

  • Phillip III succeded by son, Phillip IV

  • Cardinal Richeleu appointed Chief Minister

  • Birth of Sumo Wrestling

  • King Charles I crowned in England

  • Dutch settle in New Amsterdam (New York)

  • Newest kingdon of Allada founded by Akaba

  • Massacre of the Huguenots by Richeleu in La Rochelle

  • Shah Jahan's reign begins

  • Around Now, More Puritans seek Refuge in America

  • By Now, The Hapsburgs have European Domination Foothold in most of Germany

  • Period: to

    Captain Morgan

  • Portugese banned and expelled from Japan

  • Dutch drive Portuguese from the Gold Coast

  • Period: to

    Shimabara Rebellion in Nagasaki

  • Japanese Christian Revolt

  • Mass uprising in Portugal ends union with France

  • Period: to

    The English Civil War

  • Calavier Forces Crushed in the Battle of Nasby

  • Warring Between France and Spain ends

  • King Charles I executed

  • Dutch found base at Cape of Good Hope

  • Dutch East India Company founds Cape Town

  • Aurangzeb's 49-year reign begins

  • Around now, the Marathas are gaining strength

  • Rise of Bambara Kingdoms

  • France EITC formed

  • The Great Bubonic Plague

  • Phillip IV's four-year old son succeds him

  • The Great Fire of London (?)

  • The Hardships of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi's Reformation

  • Founding of Dahomey from three kingdoms

  • Osei Tutu founds Ashanti Empire

  • England gains singular trade access to India

  • Military expansion of Ashanti by Osei Tutu

  • Edo (Tokyo) Destroyed in Tragic Fire/Earthquake

  • The Moguls' decline begins with the death of Auranzeb

  • Spain lost all of its possesions to Italy

  • The Reformer Yoshimune Rises to Power

  • Persians under Nadir Shah invade and sack Delhi

  • Period: to

    Maratha takeover of India

  • Ruler of Bengal siezes British base in Calcutta

  • British sieze Pondecherry

  • By now, 9 million African slaves in America

  • Period: to

    Revered Composer Felix Mendlssohn

  • India taken over by Britain, Queen Victoria named Empress