From Exploration to Independence

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In History
  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades
    against Muslims in the holy land
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

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

    Marco polo travels to the east

    Marco polo travels to the east
  • 1289

    Crusades end

    Crusades end
    europe lost war against muslims
  • 1293

    Polo's journey home

    Polo's journey home
  • 1298

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    Renaissance

  • 1415

    Portuguese captured fortress of Ceuta

    Portuguese captured fortress of Ceuta
    sets up trading posts in africa for silver and gold
  • 1419

    Discovery of Madeira islands

    Discovery of Madeira islands
  • 1427

    Discovery of Azores Islands

    Discovery of Azores Islands
  • 1434

    Successfully returned from Cape Bojador

    Successfully returned from Cape Bojador
  • 1440

    Printing press invented

    Printing press invented
  • 1469

    Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabelle of Castille

    Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabelle of Castille
    unites catholic spain
  • 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias reached eastern coast of Africa

    Bartolomeu Dias reached eastern coast of Africa
    farther than any explorer had gone before him
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus makes landfall on Hispaniola

    Christopher Columbus makes landfall on Hispaniola
    thought it was east indies, actually the americas