Exploration to independents

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  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for the Crusades on the Holy Land

    Pope Urban calls for the Crusades on the Holy Land
    The Pope called for a crusade against Muslims.
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

    Europe is a farming economy
    Europe started to focus more on trade.
  • 1271

    Marco Polo travels to the East

    Marco Polo travels to the East
    Marco polo started traveling.
  • 1289

    Crusades end

    Crusades end
    The crusades lasted for 200 years but the Europeans could not get the Holy land from the Muslims.
  • 1293

    Polos journey home

    Polos journey home
    Marco polo returned home with many new goods such as ivory, silk, and jade.
  • 1298

    Polo is imprisoned and writes his book

    Polo is imprisoned and writes his book
    Marco polo was captured during a war and wrote a book while he was imprisoned.
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

    During this era, new inventions and innovations to exploration were made.
  • 1415

    Portugal captured The Fortress of Ceuta

    Portugal captured The Fortress of Ceuta
    Portugal captured The Fortress of Ceuta located in Africa
  • 1419

    Portugal discovered the Madeira Islands

    Portugal discovered the Madeira Islands
    Portugal discovered the Madeira Islands on a voyage that was funded by Prince Henry.
  • 1427

    Portugal discovered the Azores Islands

    Portugal discovered the Azores Islands
    Portugal discovered the Azores Islands on a voyage in 1427.
  • 1434

    The first successful return from Cape Bojador

    The first successful return from Cape Bojador
    The first successful return from Cape Bojador which was hard since it was a dangerous path
  • 1440

    The printing press was invented

    The printing press was invented
  • 1469

    The king and queen got married

    The king and queen got married
    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella got married.
  • 1488

    They reached the eastern coast of south Africa

    They reached the eastern coast of south Africa
    Bartholomeu Días traveled to the eastern coast of South Africa in March.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus made landfall on Hispaniola Island

    Columbus made landfall on Hispaniola Island
    Christopher Columbus made landfall on Hispaniola Island which is now known as the Dominican Republic and Haiti.