Crusades

Latin American and Texas History Timeline

  • 1095

    Pope Urban the II calls for the Crusades

    Pope Urban the II calls for the Crusades
    The muslims invaded the Holy land and the Pope created the Crusades to take it back, and they learned about new goods.
  • 1200

    Pope Urban the II trading and shift in economy

    Pope Urban the II trading and shift in economy
    In 1200 CE Europe shifted its focus to trade small fairs were set up where people gathered to trade goods. Also they constructed inns for travelers to stay in.
  • 1254

    Marco polo is born to a family of merchants

    Marco polo is born to a family of merchants
    Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy to a family of merchants. Venice, Italy was a center for commerce and trading. Marco Polo then at the age of 17 went with his father on their second journey to Asia.
  • 1293

    The Polos Journey Home From searching for goods

    The Polos Journey Home From searching for goods
    In 1293 the Polos began their journey home by ship, returning with many valuable products. Before they had several hundred passengers the two-year journey killed many due to storms and disease.
  • 1298

    Marco Polos battle against their rival city Genoa

    Marco Polos battle against their rival city Genoa
    During the war against Genoa Marco Polo was captured as a prisoner of war. While he was imprisoned he met a writer from the city that encouraged him to write about his travels in Asia.
  • 1415

    The Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta

    The Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta
    In 1415 the Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta. They set up trading posts and collected gold and silver.
  • 1419

    Discovery of the Madeira Islands.

    Discovery of the Madeira Islands.
    Prince Henry funded the work of scientists from all over Europe, which led to Portugal's discovery of the Madeira islands in 1419.
  • 1427

    Discovery of the Azores islands

    Discovery of the Azores islands
  • 1434

    The Portuguese have a successful voyage home

    The Portuguese have a successful voyage home
    At least 15 voyages had failed to go around the cape until one of Prince Henry's ships made a successful voyage home in 1434. This success motivated the Portuguese to venture farther.