Exploration to Indepencdence

Timeline created by JonathanSweetland
In History
  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy Land

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy Land
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

    Europe is a farming economy
    They grew their own food (feudalism)
  • 1271

    Marco Polo travels to the East

    Marco Polo travels to the East
    Marco Polo discovers Asia and their new things to trade.
  • 1289

    Crusades end

  • 1293

    Polos journey home

  • 1298

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book
    His book inspires new explorations.
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

    Created many new ideas and inventions.
  • 1415

    The portuguese captured the fortress of Cueta in Africa

    The portuguese captured the fortress of Cueta in Africa
    This was the beginning of their dream to control the global market of gold.
  • 1419

    Portugal discovers the Maderia islands

    Portugal discovers the Maderia islands
  • 1427

    Portugal discovers the Azores islands

    Portugal discovers the Azores islands
  • 1434

    Prince Henry's voyage around Cape Bajador succeeds

    Prince Henry's voyage around Cape Bajador succeeds
    His voyage failed 15 times before succeeding
  • 1440

    Johan Gutenberg creates the printing press

    Johan Gutenberg creates the printing press
    The most important invention from the Renaissance
  • 1469

    The marrige of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castelle.

    The marrige of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castelle.
    This unified Catholic Spain.
  • 1488

    Dias explores all the way down to the tip of the Africa

    Dias explores all the way down to the tip of the Africa
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus makes landfall on an island called Hispañola.

    Christopher Columbus makes landfall on an island called Hispañola.
    He discovered the "New World" (the Americas)