Mueggenborg Unit 3 - 1450 CE to 1750 CE

  • Period: Apr 11, 1420 to Apr 11, 1460

    Henry the Navigator's Explorations

    His explorations included the Madeira Islands, rounded Cape Bojador, Cape Blanc, Cap Vert, the Gambia River, and Cape Palmas.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1483 to Apr 11, 1531


    Was a military adventurer from Central Asia who rose to power at Kabul after establishing his first kingdom in 1504. From there he built an army and conquered nearby regions until 1526, when he invaded the Lodi Afghan Empire of South Asia and laid the basis for the Mughal Empire.
  • Apr 11, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Explores Atlantic Ocean

    Chirstopher Columbus was a famous Maritime explorer for the Crown of Castille. Although he is generally credited for discovering the Americas, he was preceded by the Norse led by Leif Ericson.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1492 to

    Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange describes the interchange of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old World and the Americas following Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean in 1492.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1497 to Apr 11, 1499

    Da Gama's Voyage

    Da Gama's voyage was spent traveling around Africa to India and back with a fleet of four ships and a 170-men crew. The voyage was successful.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    The Safavid Empire was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Iran. They ruled one of the greatest Persian empires since the Muslim conquest of Persia and established the Twelver school of Shi'a Islam[22] as the official religion of their empire, marking one of the most important turning points in Muslim history.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1502 to Apr 11, 1541

    Pizarro's Expedition to the Americas

    Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador, conqueror of the Incan Empire, and founder of Lima, the modern-day capital of the Republic of Peru. Pizarro sailed from Spain to the americas in 1502.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1504 to Apr 11, 1541

    Cortes' Conquest of Mexico

    Cortes is famously know as the leader behind the conquest of the Aztecs. In 1518, Cortes was put in command of an expedition to explore and secure the interior of Mexico for colonization.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    The Protestant Reformation is the European Christian reform movement that established Protestantism as a constituent branch of contemporary Christianity. It was led by Martin Luther, John Calvin and other early Protestants.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1519 to Apr 11, 1522

    Magellan's Exploration

    Magellan's exploration became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. He was not able to complete the voyage due to his death in the Phillipines.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    The Mughal Empire was an imperial power in South Asia that ruled a large portion of the Indian subcontinent. It began in 1526, invaded and ruled most of India by the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and ended in the mid-19th century
  • Period: Apr 11, 1543 to

    Scientific Revolution

    The Scientific Revolution was a time in which there was high development in areas of scientific knowledge such as physics, astronomy, biology, human anatomy, chemistry, and other sciences. It began in Europe towards the end of the Renaissance era, and ended around the late 1700's.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1550 to

    Triangle Trade

    A historical term indicating trade among three ports or regions. Triangular trade usually evolves when a region has export commodities that are not required in the region from which its major imports come. Ships that traveled these trade routes carried African slaves, manufactured goods, and cash crops between West Africa, North America, and Europe.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit priest, and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China Mission.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1564 to


    Galileo was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution.
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    Takugawa Shogunate

    The Takugawa Shogunate was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family.
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    Creation of Colonies in the New World

    Settlers from many European countries (primarily Britain) traveled to and settled in the 13 colonies now known as Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Caorolins, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
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    Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years War is considered to be one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. No single cause for the war can be determined. Initially, the war was fought largely as a religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire.
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    Quing Dynasty

    The Quing dynasty was the last ruling dynasty of China. The dynasty was founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro in what is today northeast China. Starting in 1644 it expanded into China proper and its surrounding territories, establishing the Empire of the Great Qing.
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    Peter the Great

    Peter the Great ruled Russia and later the Russian Empire until his death. He carried out a policy of modernization and expansion that transformed the Tsardom of Russia into a 3-billion acre Russian Empire, a major European power.
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    Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great was an Empress and Autocrat of all the Russias and under her direct auspices the Russian Empire expanded, improved its administration, and continued to modernize along Western European lines.
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    The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment is an era in time in which reason was advocated as the primary source of legitimacy and authority. It is also known as the "Age of Reason." Although the starting and end points of the Enlightenment are debateable, some have clarifies the beginning aligning with Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica which first appeared in 1687, and ending at the time of the French Revolution in 1789.
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    French-Indian War

    The French and Indian War was the war between Great Britain and France in North America. The war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War and thus came to be regarded as the North American theater of that war.
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    Napoleon Bonaparte was a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. He is best remembered for the wars he led against a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars, during which he established hegemony over much of Europe and sought to spread revolutionary ideals.
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    Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette was an Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and of Navarre. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I.
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    King Louis XVI

    King Louis XVI ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was the political split of the 13 colonies from Britain to become independent. The colonies combined to become the United States of America.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    The Bastille is a medieval fortress and prison in Paris that represented royalty in the centre of Paris. While the prison only contained seven inmates at the time of its storming, its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
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    French Revolution

    The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in French and European history. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man is a fundamental document of the French Revolution, defining the individual and collective rights of all the estates of the realm as universal.
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    Haitian Revolution

    The Haitian Revolution was a period of conflict in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic.
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    Congress of Vienna

    The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of European states held in Vienna. The objective of the Congress was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. Many changes were made, including the redrawing of the continent's political map.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo takes place near the Waterloo, Belgium. The Battle of Waterloo puts an end to the tyrant rule of Napoleon as the emperor of France. It had also marked the end of the hundred days of Napoleon from exile return. The battle was regarded as an influential battle of all time marking the Bonaparte’s last and Waterloo Campaign.