Jan 1, 1400
THE PEOPLE IN THE 15TH CENTURYIn the 15th century, many people believed that the earth was flat. However, Christopher Colombus was convinced that it was round. He believed that you could arrive in Asia by sailing across the Athlantic Ocean to the west.
Jan 1, 1469
CASTILE AND ARAGONThe marriage, in 1469, of Isabel I and Fernando II, called the catholic kings, united the kindoms of castile and aragon.
Jan 1, 1492
START THE MODERN AGEDuring their reign, thye Canary Island became part of Spain and the conquest of Granada happened in 1492. The same year Christopher Colombus discovered America.
This marks the begginin of the modern age.
Oct 12, 1492
COLOMBUS REACHES AMERICATwo months later, on 12nd October, the expedition reached land. Colombus thought he had arrived in Japan, but in actual fact, he had landed on an island in the caribbean
Jan 1, 1500
THE 16TH CENTURYIn the 16th century, spain became a powerful empire, the largest that had ever existed.however, near the end of the following century, this vast empire broke apart. Spain lost its superiority in Europe, and was attacked by other europeans countries.
Jan 1, 1516
THE REIGN OF CARLOS IIn 1516 he became the king of spain. However, the early years of his rule were not easy. Frustated by the expanding Lutherans, Carlos I decided to abandon the throne. he divided his empires between his brother and his son, Felipe II.
Jan 1, 1580
THE SPANISH EMPIREIn 1580 the emmpire expanded more when the kindom of Portugal came under Spanish rule.
Each territory in the spanish empire had its own laws and institutions, but they were all ruled by the same king. The king controlled the army, declared war and signed peace treatied, organised institutions and established taxes. However, the king´s power was not absolute.
COLOMBUS SET OFFOn 3rd of August in 1792, Colombus set off with three caravels from port of palos de la frontera, in Huelva.