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In History
  • -570 BCE

    Mohammad founded the Islamic religion.

    Mohammad founded the Islamic religion.
    570 CE – June 8 632 CE
  • -139 BCE

    Silk routes emerged connecting trade between the Mediterranean Basin and Asia

    Silk routes emerged connecting trade between the Mediterranean Basin and Asia
  • -4 BCE

    Jesus began the Christian religion

    Jesus began the Christian religion
    4 BC – AD 30 - 33
  • 25

    Paper was invented by the Chinese

    Paper was invented by the Chinese
    25–220 AD
  • 1000

    The Songhai Empire was established in Africa.

    The Songhai Empire was established in Africa.
  • 1301

    The Renaissance began in the Italian city-states and spread to Northern Europe

    The Renaissance began in the Italian city-states and spread to Northern Europe
    14th century- 17th century
  • 1400

    The Ottoman Empire spread to Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe.

    The Ottoman Empire spread to Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe.
    14th century
  • Jul 6, 1415

    Jan Huss was burned at the stake for being a heretic.

    Jan Huss was burned at the stake for being a heretic.
    6 July 1415
  • 1440

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press.

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press.
    1440-1450
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Christopher Columbus reached the Americas.

    Christopher Columbus reached the Americas.
    August 3, 1492
  • 1495

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper.

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper.
    1495–1498
  • 1498

    Michelangelo sculpted the Pieta.

    Michelangelo sculpted the Pieta.
    1498–1499
  • 1498

    Vaso da Gama sailed around the southern tip of Africa route to India

    Vaso da Gama sailed around the southern tip of Africa route to India
    May 1498
  • 1500

    The Inquisition was used to reinforce Catholic doctrine

    The Inquisition was used to reinforce Catholic doctrine
  • 1501

    Michelangelo sculpted the statue of David.

    Michelangelo sculpted the statue of David.
    1501–1504
  • 1503

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa
  • 1508

    Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
    1508 and 1512
  • 1517

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door.

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door.
  • 1519

    The Hapsburg family was the most powerful family in Europe.

    The Hapsburg family was the most powerful family in Europe.
  • 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan’s crew was the first to circumnavigate the globe.

    Ferdinand Magellan’s crew was the first to circumnavigate the globe.
    September 1519
  • 1521

    Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther

    Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther
  • 1521

    Hernan Cortez defeated the Aztecs.

    Hernan Cortez defeated the Aztecs.
  • 1526

    The Mughal Empire began in Northern India

    The Mughal Empire began in Northern India
  • Nov 16, 1532

    Francisco Pizarro defeated the Incas

    Francisco Pizarro defeated the Incas
    November 16, 1532,
  • 1533

    Henry VIII broke from the Church in Rome and divorced his wife.

    Henry VIII broke from the Church in Rome and divorced his wife.
  • 1534

    The Jesuit Order spread the Catholic faith

    The Jesuit Order spread the Catholic faith
    August 1534.
  • 1534

    Jacques Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence River and discovered Montreal

    Jacques Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence River and discovered Montreal
    1534
  • 1539

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination.

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination.
  • 1577

    Elizabeth I sponsored Sir Francis Drake’s exploration to the New World.

    Elizabeth I sponsored Sir Francis Drake’s exploration to the New World.
  • Dec 13, 1577

    Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe.

    Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe.
    December 13, 1577,
  • Queen Elizabeth I defeated Philip II’s Spanish Armada

    Queen Elizabeth I defeated Philip II’s Spanish Armada
  • Henry IV issued the Edict of Nantes.

    Henry IV issued the Edict of Nantes.
  • Erasmus spread the idea of “humanism.”

    Erasmus spread the idea of “humanism.”
  • Cardinal Richelieu got France involved in the Thirty Years’ War

    Cardinal Richelieu got France involved in the Thirty Years’ War