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  • 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

    Comercial Revolution

    Comercial Revolution
    There was a shift/Europe changed because of the crusades, peasants and nobles witnessed new ways of life.
  • 1254

    Marco Polos Birth and Journey Begins

    Marco Polos Birth and Journey Begins
    Marco traveled with his father to Asia at 17 and ventured through mountains and desserts mainly on horseback. He kept very detailed journals where he wrote down observations.
  • 1293

    Marcos Return with Goods

    Marcos Return with Goods
    Maro came back by ship bringing ivory, jade, jewels, porcelain, and silk. On his way back 18 people out of several hundred survived in his caravan
  • 1298

    Marcos Ending

    Marcos Ending
    Marco was captured in a battle against Genoa and while imprisoned he was inspired and wrote his book called The Travels Of Marco Polo, many people thought his stories were amazing.
  • 1415

    The Portuguese Dream

    The Portuguese Dream
    The Portuguese took control of the Fortress of Ceuta located in Africa, this was the Portuguese dream because this was the start to them controlling the market of gold. Not only did the Portuguese now have more power but Prince Henry's financing brought the new discovery of the caravel.
  • 1419

    Prince Henrys Influence for Advancements and Discovery

    Prince Henrys Influence for Advancements and Discovery
    Prince Henry wanted to gain more wealth to he helped fund new discoveries in shipbuilding, cartography, and navigational science. Prince Henry also helped fund scientists all over Europe which led to the discovery of the Maderia Islands.
  • 1427

    The Portuguese Discoveries

    The Portuguese Discoveries
    With the help of Prince Henry's finances, the Portuguese discovered the Azora Islands. The discoveries motivated them to travel further south but it was hard because sailing knowledge was limited at the time.