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Latin American and Texas History 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

    Commercial Revolution

    Commercial Revolution
    Gradually, Europe became a more entrepreneurial society as more and more people were able to make their own destinies.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo's Birth

    Marco Polo's Birth
    Marco Polo was born, and more and more merchants had started making the perilous journey to get scarce products. 17 years later, he began the journey with his own family.
  • 1293

    The Polos Begin Their Journey Home

    The Polos Begin Their Journey Home
    After a long and educational journey, the Polos finally have enough resources to begin their journey back to Europe.
  • 1298

    Marco Polo Writes His Book

    Marco Polo Writes His Book
    After being put in jail by Genoa, Marco Polo meets a writer from Pisa who advises him to write a book about his travels. He does, and after he is freed it becomes a bestseller.
  • 1415

    Portuguese Captured the Fortress of Ceuta

    Portuguese Captured the Fortress of Ceuta
    The Portuguese began collecting gold and silver from Africa, and they began thinking about finding a sea route deeper into Africa and eventually Asia.
  • 1419

    Portuguese Discover Madeira Islands

    Portuguese Discover Madeira Islands
    The Portuguese sailed farther around Africa and discovered the Madeira Islands, which inspired them to continue with their goal.
  • 1427

    Portugal Discovers Azores Islands

    Portugal Discovers Azores Islands
    After their discovery of the Madeira Islands in 1419, the Portuguese went further and discovered the Azores Islands in 1427.
  • 1434

    Portuguese Sail around Cape Bojador

    Portuguese Sail around Cape Bojador
    The Portuguese are finally able to make a ship around and back Cape Bojador where the sea was very rough.
  • 1488

    Portuguese Navigate Cape of Good Hope

    Portuguese Navigate Cape of Good Hope
    Bartolomeu Dias sailed finally was able to sail around the Southern tip of Africa, which was called the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1498

    Portuguese Reach India

    Portuguese Reach India
    Vasco de Gama is finally able to reach India, and this caused Portugal to become one of the richest countries in the world.