History 7

  • 1200 BCE

    Pope Urban II calls for the Crusades

    Pope Urban II wanted to take back the Holy Land from the Muslims, so he called for the Crusades, which led to the European Exploration.
  • 1200 BCE

    Commercial Revolution

    When The Commercial Revolution happened, more power was given to the lower classes and nobles and kings were not as powerful as they used to be.
  • 1245

    Marco Polo's birth

    Marco Polo was born in Venice Italy into a family of traders and travelers.
  • 1271

    The Polo travels start

    Marco Polo, his father, and his uncle started their journey.
  • 1293

    Polos go home

    The Polo start their journey home by ship, but their journey takes 2 years.
  • 1295

    The Polo travels end

    Marco Polo, his father, and his uncle end their journey and get home.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo was captured

    Marco Polo was captured as a prisoner of war when Genoa was battling his hometown, Venice.
  • 1300

    Start of rennaisance

    The Europeans had a renaissance, which means rebirth.
  • 1440

    Printing press was invented

    Johann Gutenburg invented the very important printing press inspired by the block printing technique that was brought to Europe by Marco Polo.
  • Scientific revolution

    Europe made great scientific discoveries and inventions