History 7

  • 1095

    Pope Urban ll calls for the Crusades

    The Pope called for a series of holy wars to win back the Holy Lands from the Muslims in the East.
  • 1200

    The Commercial Revolution

    A change in medieval Europe due to commerce, which switched the power from the countryside.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo is born

    Marco Polo is born in Venice, Italy to a family of merchants.
  • 1293

    The Polos begin their journey home

    The Polos begin their journey home by ship. They come home with ivory, jade, jewels, porcelain, and silk.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo captains a ship in battle and gets captured as a POW.

    Marco Polo captained a galley-ship in a battle against Genoa, Venice's rival city, he was captured as a prisoner of war.
  • 1300

    The beginning of the Renaissance

    As the Europeans experienced more of the outside world it opened their way of thinking. Beginning in the 14th century, there was a rebirth in Europe.
  • 1440

    Johann Gutenburg invents the printing press.

    Johann Gutenburg was a german inventor who invented, arguably the most important invention during the Renaissance.
  • The end of the Renaissance

    The Renaissance continued until the 17th century when Europeans studied Greek and Roman arts, writings, mathematics, and science.