History 7

  • 1095

    Pope Urban ll called for the Crusades

  • 1200

    Commercial Revolution

    Trade in medieval Europe blew up due to the crusades. Peasants were becoming merchants and gaining more power and money. According to the LA textbook, Nobles lost most power over the peasants because they now had sufficient food and shelter.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo Birth

    Marco Polo, the famous explorer, was born in Venice, Italy.
  • 1293

    Marco Polo's Journey Home

    Marco Polo was traveling home with ivory, jade, jewels, porcelain, and silk after his travels across India.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo In Military

    Marco Polo captained a galley-ship in the Battle of Genoa where he was captured. In his cell, he wrote books of his journeys and said the famous quote "I have only told half of what I saw".
  • 1300

    Start of the Renaissance

    Europeans opened up a new way of thinking. Renaissance means rebirth.
  • 1440

    Inventing of Printing Press

    Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press during the renaissance and scientific revolution.
  • Scientific Revolution

    Great strides were made in science and mathematics. Isaac Newton made discoveries that would change the world. The scientific method was developed during this period.