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History 7 Timeline

  • 1095

    Pope Urban II calls for the Crusades

    Pope Urban II calls for the Crusades
    The Muslims invaded the Holy Land and the Pope created the Crusades to take it back, and they learned about new goods.
  • 1200

    European shift

    European shift
    Even after the Crusades "failed to control the Holy Land", it made them explore more parts of the world/cities, which inspired their new ways of life. It was a big shift.
  • 1254

    The birth of Marco Polo

    The birth of Marco Polo
    Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy which was a prime center of trade, which started his exploration and further depth into the world of trade.
  • 1293

    The Polo's journey to Asia

    The Polo's journey to Asia
    Their journey by ship was vast and difficult. Many passengers had died due to the weather and living conditions.
  • 1298

    Polo against Genoa

    Polo against Genoa
    Polo was captured as a prisoner from the war, but he met a writer while he was imprisoned which sparked his idea to write his own book about his experiences in Asia.
  • 1415

    Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta in Africa

    Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta in Africa
    "They set up trading posts in Africa and collected gold and silver." Prince Henry developed the caravel which would make it easier to access the gold by sea.
  • 1419

    Portugal's discovery of the Madeira Islands

    Portugal's discovery of the Madeira Islands
    The discovery of these islands encouraged Prince Henry and his "explorers and scientists to navigate farther south along the coast of Africa."
  • 1427

    Portugal's discovery of the Azores Islands

    Portugal's discovery of the Azores Islands
    The discovery of these islands inspired Prince Henry and his companions to "navigate farther south along the coast of Africa" in search for more gold.