Timeline Project Unit 3 Mueggenborg

  • Period: May 15, 1394 to May 15, 1460

    Henry The Navigator

    The junior prince of the Kingdom of Portugal, he was responsible for maritime trade with other countries and European exploration. A very important figure in the Portugese empire.
  • Period: May 16, 1451 to May 16, 1506

    Christopher Columbus

    His voyages led to the awareness of the American Continents. Columbus was a well known explorer, colonizer, and navigator from the Republic of Genoa.
  • Period: May 16, 1460 to May 16, 1524

    Vasco de Gama

    A Portugese explorer, one of the best ones from his time. He was in charge of the ship that was the first to sail from Europe to India. He also governed Portugese India for awhile during his life.
  • Period: May 16, 1471 to May 16, 1541

    Francisco Pizarro

    Born in a town called Trujillo. Pizarro was a spanish conquistador who, conquered the Incan Empire, and founder of Lima, the modern-day capital of the Republic of Peru.
  • Period: May 16, 1480 to May 16, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    A portugese explorer, who served King Charles I of Spain in search of a westward route of the Spice Islands in Indonesia. His expedition from 1519 to 1522 became the first to cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean.
  • Period: May 16, 1483 to May 16, 1530


    Emperor and founder of the Mughal dynasty of India from 1526 to 1530. His name means tiger and he was a lover of nature.
  • Period: May 16, 1485 to May 16, 1547

    Hernan Cortes

    Born from a family of lesser nobility, Cortes was a spanish conquistador. He led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec empire and caused parts of Mexico to be ruled by the King of Castile.
  • Apr 22, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    Exchange of animals, plants, culture, slaves, diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western hemispheres. This caused for much ecological evolution.
  • Period: May 16, 1502 to

    Safavid Empire

    An Iranian kingdom established byIsmail Safavi, who declared Iran a Shi’ite state.
  • Period: May 16, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    The attempt to reform the Catholic church which later led to the establishment of Protestantism. After many wars and angered Pope's.
  • Period: May 16, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    A Muslim state who was in control ofover most of India in the sixteenth and seventeenthcenturies.
  • Period: May 16, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    An Italian Jesuit priest, and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China Mission. He is considered the "servant of God"
  • Period: May 16, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    An Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. He was very important in the scientific revolution. He created the telescope and found many astronomical observations.
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    Triangle Trade

    Trade between 3 regions. The most popular being the transatlantic slave trade which carried slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, England and northern colonies of British North America.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    The last of the three chinese shogunates.
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    Scientific Revolution

    A period when new ideas in physics, anatomy, biology and chemistry led to rejection of doctrines. Religion, superstition, and fear were replaced by reason and knowledge.
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    Thrity Years War

    Multiple wars caused by arguments between Protestants and Catholics and political struggles between the Holy Roman Empire and other powers, which ended with the Peace of Westphalia.
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    Qing Dynasty

    The last ruling dynasty of China. They established the empire of the empire of the great Qing.
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    Peter The Great

    Ruler of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 1682 until his death in 1725. Modernized and expanded the Russian Empire into a major European power.
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    A movement in eighteenthcenturyEurope when people realized they could reform society by making laws that were both social and scientific.
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    Catherine The Great

    Reigned as empress of Russia from 1762 to her death in 1796. Major successes in foreign policy, moderization, and administration lead Russian Empire to become very strong.
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    Franch and Indian War

    Wars between France and Britain to control colonial territory. Ended with the treaty of paris, which resulted in France having to give up their territory.
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    Louis XVI

    He was king of France from 1791 to 1792. He was accused of high treason and later executed during the French Revolution. Only king ever to be executed.
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    Marie Antoinette

    She became Queen of France when her husband assumed the throne from 1774 to 1792. She was later executed and charged of treason a long with her husband.
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    A military and political leader towards the end of the French Revolution. He was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. Known for his Napoleonic Wars.
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    American Revolution

    When 13 colonies broke apart from the British control, to be come the United States.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    The storming of the Bastille was an event that partly triggered the French Revolution. The Bastille represented royal authority in Paris.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    A very important document from the French Revolution, it establishes all rights for french citizens.
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    French Revolution

    The monarchy that had ruled France for three years, French society went under huge transformation. Things like religous privileges were taken away.
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    Haitian Revolution

    A defining moment in the history of Africans in the New World, which eliminated slavery and founded the Haitian republic.
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    Congress Of Vienna

    A conference to settle the issues caused from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Holy Roman Empire made between ambassadors of European States.
  • Waterloo

    he final defeat of Napoleon and the French forces.