History

Latin American and Texas History 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

    Europe's big shift

    Europe's big shift
    Europe experienced change where there were new products/goods and European people's eyes opened to the rest of the world.
  • 1254

    Beginning of Marco Polo

    Beginning of Marco Polo
    Marco Polo was born into a family of merchants.
  • 1293

    Polos began the journey home

    Polos began the journey home
    The Polos returned home by ship, bringing ivory, jade, jewels, porcelain, and silk.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo's capturing

    Marco Polo's capturing
    Marco Polo captained a galley-ship in a battle against Venice's rival city, Genoa, and he was captured as a prisoner of war.
  • 1415

    Portugeuse captured the Fortress of Ceuta in Africa

    Portugeuse captured the Fortress of Ceuta in Africa
    The beginning of the Portuguese's dreams of controlling the global market of gold was capturing the Fortress of Ceuta. They set up trading posts in Africa and collected gold and silver.
  • 1419

    Portugal discovers the Madeira Islands

    Portugal discovers the Madeira Islands
    Prince Henry funded the work of scientists from all over Europe, which led to Portugal's discovery of the Madeira Islands.
  • 1427

    Portugal discovers the Azores Islands

    Portugal discovers the Azores Islands
    Prince Henry funded the work of scientists from all over Europe, which led to Portugal's discovery of the Azores Islands