Exploration to Independence

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In History
  • 1095

    Pope urban calls for crusades on the holy land

    Pope urban calls for crusades on the holy land
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

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

    Marco Polo travles to the East

    Marco Polo travles to the East
    Marco Polo begins his journey to the east wich lasts until 1295.
  • 1289

    Crusades ended

    Crusades ended
    After almost 200 years the crusades end
  • 1289

    Polo imprisioned and writes his book

    Polo imprisioned and writes his book
  • 1293

    Polos journeys home

    Polos journeys home
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

    A time period in medieval Europe of inventions and exploration.
  • 1415

    Portugal captures fortress in Ceuta Africa

    Portugal captures fortress in Ceuta Africa
    Portugal captures this fortress in Africa so they can start finding and producing gold.
  • 1419

    Madeira Islands are discovered

    Madeira Islands are discovered
    Portugal discovers the Madeira islands on their journey along the African coast.
  • 1427

    Azores islands are discoverd

    Azores islands are discoverd
    Portugal discovers the Azores Islands on their journey through the African coast.
  • 1434

    Prince Henry's ship returns

    Prince Henry's ship returns
    Finally one of Prince Henry's ships makes a successful return voyage.
  • 1440

    Printing press invinted

    Printing press invinted
    Johann Gutenberg invents the printing press.
  • 1469

    Ferdinand and Isabela are married

    Ferdinand and Isabela are married
    Ferdinand of Arogan and Isabella of Castile are married wich unified Catholic Spain.
  • 1488

    Dias makes it to the tip of Africa

    Dias makes it to the tip of Africa
    He originally intended to go all the way to India but his crew refused to go any farther.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Muslims expelled from spain

    Muslims expelled from spain
    The Muslims were expelled from Spain which was a step toward making Spain an empirical power.