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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 goods that were discovered during the crusades caused the European people to go out and find said goods.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo Birth.

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

    Polos Began Their Journey Home.

    Polos Began Their Journey Home.
    The Polos began to travel home by ship, came back with lots of goods.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo Captained Ship In Battle.

    Marco Polo Captained Ship In Battle.
    Marco Polo captained a galley ship in a battle against Venice's rival city, Genoa.
  • 1415

    The Portuguese Captured The Fortress Of Ceuta In Africa.

    The Portuguese Captured The Fortress Of Ceuta In Africa.
    Set up trading posts to collect more gold and silver.
  • 1419

    Portugal Discovers The Madeira Islands.

    Portugal Discovers The Madeira Islands.
    Encouraged Prince Henry's exploration and navigation of the African Coast.
  • 1427

    Portugal Discovers The Azore Islands

    Portugal Discovers The Azore Islands
    Encouraged Prince Henry's exploration and navigation of the African Coast.
  • 1434

    Prince Henry's Ships Make A Successful Return Voyage.

    Prince Henry's Ships Make A Successful Return Voyage.
    This success motivated the Portuguese to venture even further.
  • 1469

    The Marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella.

    The Marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella.
    Unified catholic Spain and began the process of rebuilding a nation.
  • 1485

    Columbus Approached The King Of Portugal.

    Columbus Approached The King Of Portugal.
    He presented his plan of sailing west to reach the Spice Islands, but he was rejected.
  • 1488

    Dias Departed From Lisbon

    Dias Departed From Lisbon
    He makes his way down the coast of Africa.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Lands In The New World

    Columbus Lands In The New World
    He made landfall on an island he named Hispaniola.
  • 1497

    Reached Peak Of The Voyage Of Vasco Da Gama

    Reached Peak Of The Voyage Of Vasco Da Gama
    Dias joined da Gama on this voyage by captaining one of the ships until reaching Cape Verde.