Pope Urban II calls for the CrusadesThe Muslims invaded the Holy Land and the Pope created the Crusades to take it back, and they learned about new goods.
The Crusades changed Europe's way of lifeThe 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.
Marco polo was bornMarco 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.
The Polos begin their journey homeThe 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.
Marco polo captains a galley-ship against GenoaMarco 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.
Portuguese capture fortress of CeutaThe Portuguese capture the fortress of Ceuta in Africa. This allowed them to collect gold and silver. They also set up trade posts in Africa.
Discovery of the Madeira IslandsThe 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.
Discovery of the Azores IslandsPortuguese discovers the Azores Islands with the help of Prince Henry. This discovery and the discovery Madeira islands encouraged Prince Henry to navigate farther south.
the Portuguese Make a Successful Voyage HomeThe 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.