Period Four Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1301

    Ottoman Dynasty

    The Ottoman detroyed most of the Byzantine empire.
  • Jan 1, 1375

    Songhay Empire

    Songhai was one of the largest Islamic empires in history. This huge empire soon was too big and collapsed.
  • Jan 1, 1394

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Prince Henry was the son of King Joao. He is significant from the journeys of the rounding of Africa, and the founding of sea routes to the Indies.
  • Jan 1, 1441

    Beginnings of Portuguese slave trade

    Start of the European slave trading in Africa. The Portuguese brought in copper ware, cloth, tools, wine and horses.
  • Jan 1, 1451

    Reign of Mehmed the Conqueror

    Mehmet II was a statesman and a military leader. He was also attentive in writing, fine arts and monumental architecture.
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther was Christian and he was a monk. He wrote the 95 theses for the Catholic church about everything they were doing wrong.
  • Jan 1, 1487

    Dias' voyage into Indian Ocean

    Dias was a Portugese navigator. Atlantic voyage around the southern tip of Africa opened sea routes between Europe and Asia.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus' First Voyage

    The ships were started out at Palos, on the Tinto River in Spain. They sailed southwards towards the Canary Islands.
  • Jan 1, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas

    Agreement by the Spanish and the Portuguese to clear up misperception on new claimed land. Discovered by Christopher Columbus and other 15th-century voyagers.
  • Jan 1, 1502

    Safavid dynasty

Was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Persia. This dynasty is often considered the beginning of modern Persian history.
  • Jan 1, 1509

    John Calvin

    John was a french pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was the main founder of theology called calvinism. Calvinism is a branch of Protestantism.
  • Jan 1, 1520

    Reign of Suleyman the Magnificent

    Were a series of campaigns led by Suleiman. Who was the tenth and longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Spanish conquest of Mexico

    A partnership army of Spanish forces and native warriors led by Hernan Cortes captured Tenochtitlan.
  • Jan 2, 1526

    Mughal Dynasty

    Mughal's were muslims from the muslim empire in Persia. They invaded most of India.
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Foundation of Society of Jesus

    The Society of Jesus is lead by male christian leaders. The followers of Christianity are called Jesuits. The society would go out and help the community by going to "education centers" and devoting their time for the needy.
  • Dec 13, 1545

    Council of Trent

    Council of Trent was an universal council of the Catholic church. This council issed condemnations on what was the Protestant Hersies at the time of Reformation.
  • Jan 1, 1556

    Reign of Akbar

    Akbar was only 14 years old when he achieved his father Humayun. That year, a difficult “anti-Mughal coalition”, containing mostly of Afghanis, tried to recollect northern India but lost its battle against the Mughals at Panipat.
  • Jan 1, 1564

    Galileo Galilei

    He invented the telescope and this helped him prove that the earth was round. Galileo was also a great Astronomer.
  • Jan 1, 1564

    Reign of Sunni Ali

    Sunni Ali was the first king of the Songhai Empire which is located in west Africa and the 15th ruler of the Sonni dynasty. Under Sunni Ali's infantry and support many towns were taken and then encouraged.
  • Jan 1, 1572

    Reign of Emperor Wanli

    Wanli was the thirteenth Emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. He ruled for 48 years and it was the longest in the Ming dynasty viewed the steady drop of the dynasty.
  • Spanish Armada

    Was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia. The purpose was to guide an army to invade England.
  • Tokugawa shogunate

    The last medieval Japanese military government. The government were the shoguns and each was a member of the Tokugawa clan The Tokugawa shogunate.
  • Thirty Years' War

    Series of wars primarily fought in Central Europe, involving most of the countries of Europe. It was one of the Most devastating conflicts in European history, and one of the longest nonstop wars in history.
  • John Locke

    John Locke was a philosopher whose ideas inspired much of the thinking of our founding fathers as they designed of the constitution and declaration of independence. Specifically the idea of the social contract, the equality of men, property rights and so forth.
  • Qing dynasty

    The Qing Dynasty lasted nearly 300 years. During the first part, the Manchus stretched their rule over a huge empire that grew to include new territories in Central Asia
  • Peace of Westphalia

    The Peace was an agreement between nations. Also ended the Thirty Years war.
  • Seven Years' War

    Was a war that involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. This war is also known as the War of Conquest.
  • End of the British slave trade

    The Bristish slave trade was know as "one of the most efficient machines of the 18th century". More than 3 million people were transported across the Atlantic ocean.
  • Establishment of the 1st colony in Australia

    The fist colonies were made up of convicts. The convicts were moved here from Britain.
  • Hatian Revolution

    The Hatian Revolution was a slave revolt in Haiti. Thia revolt was so productive that it is named the most successful revolt in history.