Feb 23, 1485
Hernando Cortez was born.Hernando Cortez was born in Medllin, Spain into a well known and well respected family. His mother was Dana Catalina Altamirano and his father was Martin Cortes de Monroy. The exact date of his birth is unknown.
Period: Feb 23, 1485 to Dec 2, 1547
Jun 6, 1501
Safavid Dynasty comes to power.The Safavid dynasty came into power in Iran in 1501. The Safavids followed Mongol practices in ruling Iran and Persia. They brought Persia under 1 central government, and overlapped governemnt and relgion. They also had a belief that you should have one central language throughout the empire. The exact date of when they came to power is unknown.
Jan 14, 1503
Mona LisaThe Mona Lisa was painted in 1503, and is now considered one of the most famous pieces of art in the world. She was painted by Leonardo Davinci, for Francesco del Giocondo as it is a picture of his wife. Exact date unknown.
Aug 16, 1510
Portugal sends the first slaves to America.Portugal sendt African Slaves to newly settled America. This is known as one of the first group of slaves that was sent to America, and the trend became more and more popular. Eventually America began to follow slavery much more commonly. Exact date unknown.
Jan 20, 1511
Hernando Cortes helps capture Cuba.In 1511, Hernando Cortes traveled to Cuba with Diego Velasquez and helped capture Cuba for Spain. He acted as a soldier and was a treasurer for Diego Velasquez, keeping track of the money and where it was to be spent. Exact date unknown.
Mar 14, 1518
Cortes gets order to travel to Mexico.Hernando Cortes wanted to travel to Mexico, hearing that south of soon to be America had been known for great wealth. He convined Velazquez to give him a grant for the trip. Exact date unknown.
Nov 18, 1518
Cortes sets sail for Mexico.Velasquez eventuallly ordered Cortes not to go to Mexico, out of fear that Cortes would betray him. Although without permission, Cortes disobeyed his order and set sail anyway.
Mar 11, 1519
The first Battle.WHen cortes first arrived in Mexico, he was greetedby a group of taxiclan natives. The attacked to defend the town of Tabasco, but were defeated and soon became allies with cortes against the Aztecs. Exact Date unkown.
Nov 17, 1519
Cortes reached Aztec capital.In novemeber of 1519, Cortes traveled to Tenochtitlan, that Aztec capital, in oder to take control of the civilization. The Aztecs deemed Corters as a God, because their gods were white. They treated him well, but once he gained their trust he captured the cheif Montezuma, and asked for huge ransom. Exact date unkown.
May 9, 1521
Aztecs fight back.The Aztecs tried to ragin control of their land by revolting against the Spanish conquistadors, and eventually drove them out of the city. However Cortes and his men regrouped and returned, taking the city once again. Cortes was able to conquer the Aztec civilization with just 5000 men. Exact date unkown.
Feb 21, 1523
Mexico CIty named capital.Cortes began bulding Mexico City on the ruins of the Aztec civilization. It quickly became a popular place for Spanish travelers to live, and was named capital of New Spain in 1523. Exact date unkown.
Apr 21, 1526
Battle of PanipatThe battle of Panipat took place in the Mogul-Afghan War, between the Afghans and Mongolians in over territory in Iran.
Feb 21, 1534
Martin LutherIn 1534, Martin Luther rewrote the Old and New testament in German. This helped spread the Christian religion throughout foreign Europe. Exact date unkown.
Jun 6, 1541
Cortes loses power.Cortes sprung fear into the Spanish rulers, because he had control of so much of the New World. They deny him of any governmental powers and his reputation is ruined by the rumor of him murdering his wife. Exact date unknown.
Dec 2, 1547
Hernando Cortes dies.Hernando Cortes died in Seville, Mexico od a disease called dysentery. This is a gastrointestinal disease in which your intestines become inflammed, particularly the colon.
Oct 6, 1549
Christianity SpreadsChristianity spread sll the way to Japan, now a major religion throughout Asia and Europe. Japan formerly believed in Buddhism, but soon converted to this new religion. Exact date unkown.