Latin American Timeline

  • 1095

    Pope Urban II calls for the Crusades

    Pope Urban 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 Crusades changed Europe's way of life

    The Crusades changed Europe's way of life
    The Crusades had peasants and nobles venturing out to new lands. This meant they were meeting new people, Seeing new goods, and exploring different ways of life.
  • 1254

    Marco polo was born

    Marco polo was born
    Marco Polo was born into a family of merchants in Venice, Italy. This was a place where trade was popular and was in the mediterranean region.
  • 1293

    The Polos begin their journey home

    The Polos begin their journey home
    The Polos return home by ship from the two year journey with precious jewels, ivory, jade, porcelain, and silk. Only 18 of their original several hundred passengers survived.
  • 1298

    Marco polo captains a galley-ship against Genoa

    Marco polo captains a galley-ship against Genoa
    Marco Polo was chosen to captain a galley-ship against Venice's rival city Genoa. He was captured as a prisoner of war, but while he was in prison found a writer that encouraged him to write a book about his journeys. The Travels of Marco Polo was the book he then published and it became one of the most popular books in all of Medieval Europe.
  • 1415

    Portuguese capture fortress of Ceuta

    Portuguese capture fortress of Ceuta
    The Portuguese capture the fortress of Ceuta in Africa. This allowed them to collect gold and silver. They also set up trade posts in Africa.
  • 1419

    Discovery of the Madeira Islands

    Discovery of the Madeira Islands
    The Portuguese discovered the Madeira Islands with the help of Prince Henry. This discovery and the discovery of the Azores islands encouraged Prince Henry to navigate farther south which allowed for more discoveries in the future.
  • 1427

    Discovery of the Azores Islands

    Discovery of the Azores Islands
    Portuguese discovers the Azores Islands with the help of Prince Henry. This discovery and the discovery Madeira islands encouraged Prince Henry to navigate farther south.
  • 1434

    the Portuguese Make a Successful Voyage Home

    the Portuguese Make a Successful Voyage Home
    The Portuguese return home with the help from Prince Henry. The Portuguese brought back the knowledge they got on their voyages and they gained confidence to travel even farther to explore even more.