From exploration to independence

Timeline created by audrey.jones
In History
  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in Holy Land

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in Holy Land
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

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

    Marco polo travels to the East

    Marco polo travels to the East
  • 1289

    Crusades end

    Crusades end
    wars against Muslims stopped
  • 1293

    Polos journey home

    Polos journey home
  • 1298

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book
    writes book about travels
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

  • 1415

    Portuguese captured the fortress of Ceuta

    Portuguese captured the fortress of Ceuta
  • 1419

    Discovery of the Madeira islands

    Discovery of the Madeira islands
  • 1427

    Discovery of the Azores islands

    Discovery of the Azores islands
  • 1434

    Prince Henrys ships made a successful return voyage

    Prince Henrys ships made a successful return voyage
  • 1440

    The printing press was invented

    The printing press was invented
    By Johann Gutenberg
  • 1469

    Marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella

    Marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella
  • 1488

    Bartolomue Días reached the eastern coast of South Africa

    Bartolomue Días reached the eastern coast of South Africa
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Colombus made landfall on an island he called Hispaniola

    Christopher Colombus made landfall on an island he called Hispaniola
    Present-day Dominican republic