Latin American and Texas History Timeline

By evie.k
  • 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

    The Shift of The Crusades

    The Shift of The Crusades
    When Pope Urban the II called for Crusades, it helped people find new lands and inspired them to make small fairs to sell and trade and encouraged the people to go outside their borders.
  • 1254

    Marco Polo's Starting Journey

    Marco Polo's Starting Journey
    When Polo accompanied his father and uncle to Asia, they faced many dangerous hazards like deserts, mountains, and oceans.
  • 1293

    The travel back home

    The travel back home
    Returning with many new goods like jewels, silk, and porcelain, they left in a caravan with several hundred people, but only about 18 survived.
  • 1298

    Captaining Ships and Writing Books

    Captaining Ships and Writing Books
    When Polo was captaining a galley-ship, he was captured and then met a writer from Pisa who inspired him to write about his travels to many places.
  • 1415

    The Portuguese exploration for money

    The Portuguese exploration for money
    When the Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta, they thought it was the beginning of their global control of the market and new trading posts with gold.
  • 1419

    The Portuguese discovering new lands

    The Portuguese discovering new lands
    In the new discovery of the Madiera Islands, the Portuguese were going further towards global domination and Prince Henry was encouraged to explore further south along the coast of Africa, leading to the voyage in 1434 discovering the Cape Verde Islands.
  • 1427

    New voyages and ways of travel

    New voyages and ways of travel
    The discovery of the Azores Islands was pushing Prine Henry to navigate further south along the coast of Africa, but exploration was very limited at the time, and so was the knowledge on most sea travel, meaning that it was dangerous to go far offshore.