History 7

  • 1095

    Pope Urban II calls for the Crusades

  • 1200

    Commercial Revolution

    When the Crusades left to the Middle East this made lower class individuals be able to trade goods. The higher class loss power while the lower class gained power through this.
  • 1254

    Birth of Marco Polo

    He was born in Venice, Italy which was a center of trade and commerce.
  • 1293

    Polos Journey Home

    This trip took 2 years and many crew mates died through disease. Marco Polo brought items such as ivory, jewels, porcelain, and silk.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo's Book is Written

    Marco Polo was imprisoned after losing against a rival city called Genoa. While in prison he wrote a book about his adventures throughout the middle-east.
  • 1300


    During this time Europeans renewed many ideas from Greece and Rome.
  • 1440

    Printing Press

    Johann Gutenberg makes the printing press
  • Scientific Revolution

    A period of time where many scientists made many discoveries such as the Scientific Method.