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History 7 Timeline

  • 1095

    Pope Urban called for the Crusades

    Pope Urban called for the Crusades
    Catholics wanted to take the Holy Land from the Muslims.
  • 1200

    The Crusades cause a big change

    The Crusades cause a big change
    The Crusades started to open people's eyes to the rest of the world with trade.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo was born

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

    Polos started to come home from Asia

    Polos started to come home from Asia
    The Polo family began their journey home by ship returning with many goods.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo was the captain of a galley-ship

    Marco Polo was the captain of a galley-ship
    Marco Polo was captured as a prisoner of war and started to write about his journey to and from Asia.
  • Period: 1301 to 1400

    The Renaissance

    The new period named the Renaissance began.
  • 1415

    Portuguese trading in Africa

    Portuguese trading in Africa
    Portuguese captured a Fortress in Africa where they set up trading posts there.
  • 1419

    Portugal discovers new islands

    Portugal discovers new islands
    Portugal discovered the Madeira Islands.
  • 1427

    Portugal discovers even more new islands

    Portugal discovers even more new islands
    Portugal discovered the Azores Islands.
  • 1434

    Prince Henry's ship made a voyage to Cape Bajodor

    Prince Henry's ship made a voyage to Cape Bajodor
    After 15 previous attempts, one of Prince Henry's boats made it to Cape Bajodor.
  • 1440

    Printing Press was invented

    Printing Press was invented
    Johann Gutenberg invented the Printing Press
  • 1469

    Ferdinand and Isabella were married

    Ferdinand and Isabella were married
    The marriage unified Catholic Spain.
  • 1485

    Christopher Columbus brought up his idea to sail west

    Christopher Columbus brought up his idea to sail west
    Christopher Columbus told the king of Portugal about his plan to sail west.
  • 1488

    Bartolomeu Días and his crew around the eastern coast of South Africa.

    Bartolomeu Días and his crew around the eastern coast of South Africa.
    Bartolomeu Días departed from Lisbon and made it all the way to the eastern coast of South Africa.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus landed in the New World

    Christopher Columbus landed in the New World
    Christopher Columbus landed on an island which he named Hispaniola (the present-day Dominican Republic and Haiti).
  • 1498

    The Portuguese finally made it to India

    The Portuguese finally made it to India
    The Portuguese discovered the new trade route to India by sea.
  • Period: to

    The Renaissance ended

    The period of the Renaissance ended.