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History Timeline

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  • 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, and they learned about new goods and products.
  • 1200

    Shift to Trade

    Shift to Trade
    After Pope Urban called the Crusades, people explored new lands. New goods were discovered, and due to increased demand, trade became popular.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo was Born

    Marco Polo was Born
    Marco was born to a family of merchants in Venice, Italy, which was a center for commerce and trade.
  • 1293

    The Polos Return Home After a Voyage

    The Polos Return Home After a Voyage
    After exploring Asia, the Polos return home from their trip with a ship containing ivory, jade, jewels, porcelain, and silk. It took two years, and out of a ship with several hundred passengers, only 18 survived, including the Polos.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo was Captured

    Marco Polo was Captured
    When leading a ship in battle, Marco Polo was captured. He wrote a book while prisoned called "The Travels of Marco Polo". It became an instant bestseller.
  • 1415

    Portuguese captured Fortress of Ceuta

    Portuguese captured Fortress of Ceuta
    The capturing of the fortress helped the Portuguese set up trading posts in Africa, which would lead them to Asia.
  • 1419

    Portuguese discover the Madeira Islands

    Portuguese discover the Madeira Islands
    The discovery of the Madeira Islands encouraged explorers to travel further south along the coast of Africa
  • 1427

    Portuguese discovered the Azores Islands

    Portuguese discovered the Azores Islands
    Prince Henry funded explorers, leading to the discovery of the Azores Islands. This encouraged explorers to travel further south along the coast of Africa.
  • 1434

    First Successful Voyage around Cape Bojador

    First Successful Voyage around Cape Bojador
    After 15 failed attempts, one of Prince Henry's ships was able to safely navigate around Cape Bojador. This encouraged explorers to travel even farther.