Mueggenborg's World 2 (1450 CE-1750 CE)

  • Period: Apr 18, 1394 to Apr 18, 1460

    Henry the Navigator

    He was responsible for the early stages of European exploration and trade with other countries.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1451 to Apr 18, 1506

    Christopher Columbus

    He was an explorer, colonizer and navigator from Italy.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1460 to Apr 18, 1524

    Vasco da Gama

    He was a Portuguese explorer who was the commander of the first ships from Europe to India.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1471 to Apr 18, 1541

    Francisco Pizarro

    He was a Spanish Conquistador that conquored the Incans and founded Lima, Peru.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1480 to Apr 18, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    He was a Portuguese explorer who was one of the first to cross all the meridians of the world.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1483 to Apr 18, 1531


    Military adventurer from Central Asia who rose to power in present-day Afghanistan and laid the basis of the Mughal empire.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1485 to Apr 18, 1547

    Hernan Cortez

    He was a Spanish Conquistador who brought about the fall of the Aztec Empire and rule of Mexico by the King of Castile.
  • Apr 18, 1492

    The start of the creation of colonies in the New World

    This was the time that countries from Europe began migrating to the New World to start colonies.
  • Apr 18, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    The time when Columbus connected the New World with the Old World and started trade.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    An Empire of Islam that established the Twelver School of Shi'a Islam as their official religion.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    They were the Christian reform movements in Europe that established the Portestant church as a contemporary branch of Christianity.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    The imperial power of South Asia, mainly taking up India.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1550 to

    Scientific Revolution

    A period in time where new discoveries in science, inspired by published works of new ideas about the world, esablished the foundation of the modern sciences including biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics, etc.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    He was an Italian Jesuit priest and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China Mission. Also called the Servent of God.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    He was an Italian physicist, astronomer and mathmetician who frequently got in trouble with the Catholic church because of his belief that the world was NOT the center of the universe and multiple other discoveries that went against the previously established ideas of the Catholic church. At one point in time he was forced to say his ideas about the universe were wrong and that the Catholic church was correct in their reasoning. If he had defended his ideas, he would have been put to death.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    It was a feudal regime in Japan that was established and ruled by Shoguns of the Tokugawa family. The capital was Edo, now present-day Tokyo.
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    Thirty Years' War

    It was a war between the Protestants and the Catholics, mainly fought in what is now present-day Germany. It was one of the most destructive conflicts in all of European history.
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    Qing Dynasty

    It was the last ruling Chinese dynasty founded by the Manchu clan in Northern China.
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    Also known as The Age of Reason, where reason was the primary source of legitimacy. It was an era in Western philosophy and culture in the 18th century.
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    Peter The Great (Of Russia)

    He ruled Russia and later the Russian Empire until his death
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    Triangle Trade

    Trade between three different ports on three different continents- Europe, Africa and North America.
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    French-Indian War

    It was a war between France and Great Britian that later engaged into the seven-years war.
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    King Louis XVI

    He was the King of France then the King of the French until he was overthrown.
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    Marie Antoinette

    She was an Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and of Navarre.
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    Catherine The Great

    Born in Prussia, she was the Empress of Russia.
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    He was a military and political leader of the latter stages f the French Revolution.
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    American Revolution

    It was the war that severed ties with Britian and freed Americans from British rule.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    It was basically like the Declaration of Independence for France.
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    French Revolution

    It was when old hierarchial beliefs and customs collapsed under Enlightenment values and beliefs in France.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    It was the fall of a medieval fortress/prison that signified the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
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    Haitian Revolution

    The revolt of slaves in Haitie to have rights and be free from the French.
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    Congress of Vienna

    It was a conference between representatives of various European states.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    It was a battle in present-day Belgium between the French and the Prussians.