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History 7 Timeline

  • 1095

    Pope Urban Called For The Crusades

    Pope Urban Called For The Crusades
    The Catholics tried to conquer Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the Muslims.
  • 1200

    Crusades Start The Commercial Revolution

    Crusades Start The Commercial Revolution
    Lower class citizens see new ways of life and new goods starting the commercial revolution.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo Is Born

    Marco Polo Is Born
    The famous explorer, Marco Polo is born in Venice, Italy. He will soon venture the world discovering many new things.
  • 1293

    The Polo Family Begins Their Perilous Journey Home.

    The Polo Family Begins Their Perilous Journey Home.
    Storms and disease ravages through Polo's crew leaving only 18 of the former 700 passengers alive.
  • 1298

    Polo Is Captured In Battle

    Polo Is Captured In Battle
    Polo is captured in battle but is inspired to write a book about his life journeys by another writer. The book becomes on of the most famous books of it's time.
  • 1415

    Portugal Captures African Fort.

    Portugal Captures African Fort.
    Portuguese capture Fort Ceuta in Africa. After this Portugal set up many new trading posts in Africa.
  • 1419

    Portugal Discovers Madeira Islands

    Portugal Discovers Madeira Islands
    Portugal discovers the Madeira Islands, this encouraged them to explore farther south.
  • 1427

    Portugal Discovers Azores Islands

    Portugal Discovers Azores Islands
    Portugal makes their second island discovery this time of the Azores Islands.
  • 1434

    First Successful Return Home

    First Successful Return Home
    In 1434 Portugal finally made their first successful return voyage home from Africa.
  • 1469

    King Ferdinand and his wife Isabella unite Spain into a global power.

    King Ferdinand and his wife Isabella unite Spain into a global power.
    Ferdinand and Isabella drive the Muslims out of Catholic Spain gaining their freedom.
  • 1485

    Columbus proposes Ideas.

    Columbus proposes Ideas.
    Christopher Columbus proposes an Idea to sail west to the India, but it gets rejected.
  • 1488

    Días Reaches Eastern Coast Of South Africa

    Días Reaches Eastern Coast Of South Africa
    Bartolomeu Días reaches the eastern coast of South Africa but his crew mutinies and refused to go farther.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Discovers Americas

    Christopher Columbus Discovers Americas
    Christopher Columbus discovers the Americas for Spain making them one of the richest countries in the world.
  • 1498

    Portugal Finally Reaches India

    Portugal Finally Reaches India
    Vasco De Gama and Portugal discover an overseas route to India making them one of the richest countries in the world.