Reformation Age of discovery time

  • Sep 15, 1254

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    1275 Marco Polo is appointed as an envoy for the Kublai Khan and travels through China.
    1295 He arrives in Venice with jewles that have never been seen.
    1299 he is released as a prisioner.
    Jan 1324 he dies at 70
  • Oct 31, 1451

    Christopher Colombus

    Christopher Colombus
    1492 monarch agrees to pay for expidition
    1492 columbus left spain
    he started colonizing america. First person to go west insterad of going towards Asia.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    Vasco da Gama

    Vasco da Gama
    1500 he got married
    1519 was created count of Vidigueira
    He was an explorer
    (unknown birthday)
  • Mar 16, 1471

    Francisco Pizarro

    Francisco Pizarro
    November 1, 1522, he recieves funding to make his own expedition and explore the land of south Panama.
    March 10th, 1529 he explored the South of Columbia as far as Equador reaching Peru.
    On June 26, 1541, he was assassinated.
  • Feb 19, 1473

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    1512 made a model of the world saying earth was not the center of the universe
    Copernicus was an astronomer, making a formula proving the fact we were not the center of the universe,
  • Jan 1, 1480

    ferdinand Magellan

    ferdinand Magellan
    1505 first sea voyage
    1509 went to his first battle
    1514 lost all Portugal employment
    he opening trad routes and supported proff the world is round
    (unknown birthday)
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    Leader of the religious revolt in the sixteenth century. He was from Germany.
  • Dec 1, 1485

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes
    December 1, 1485 Hernan is born
    November 18th, 1518 Cortes lands on the mexican coast.
    November 1, 1504 he travels to the West Indies
    October 1, 1533 he discovers the peninsula of California
  • Jan 1, 1491

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    (unknown birthday) but he was born in 1491, Saint Malo, France
    He founded Canada.
    In 1534 leads his first voyage to North America
    in 1535 he lead his second voyage to Canada
    1557 died
  • Jul 31, 1491

    Ignatius of Loyola

    Ignatius of Loyola
    He was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family who founded the Society of Jesus and was it's first Superior General.
    Eventually he found himself at the age of 30 in May of 1521 as an officer defending the fortress of the town of Pamplona against the French
  • Jul 10, 1509

    John Calvin

    John Calvin
    1532 he finished he law studies, and wrotew his first book
    1536 he left the Roman Catholic Church
    May 27, 1564 he died
    He was a great lecturer and priest.
  • Jan 1, 1546

    Tycho Brache

    Tycho Brache
    1572 observed the supernova star.
    1577 made careful obsevations of a comet.
    Made precise the most precise instruments in that time period.
    (date born unknown.)
  • Jan 1, 1561

    Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon
    1603 he was knighted
    1607 he was appointed Solicitor General
    1616 he became a privy council
    He was a philosopher.
    (unknown birthday)
  • Dec 27, 1571

    Johnannes Kepler

    Johnannes Kepler
    -He was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer.
    -He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion.
    -In 1609 he published "Astronomia Nova", delineating his discoveries, which are now called Kepler's first two laws of planetary motion
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes
    1606 he went to Jesuit College for Canon and Civil law at the age of ten
    1636 he recieved an official chair in philosophy at the University Utrecht
    He was highly educated in philosophy.
  • Robert Boyle

    Robert Boyle
    Richard Boyle arrived in Dublin from England in 1588
    He made several visits to his Irish estates beginning in 1647
    Robert moved to Ireland in 1652
  • Issac Newton

    Issac Newton
    Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws.
    In June 1661, he was admitted to Trinity College
    His monograph Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, was published in 1687.