Unit 3

By karimr
  • Period: Mar 4, 1394 to Nov 13, 1460

    Henry the Navigator

    Junior Prince(infante) of Kingdom of Portugal, early European exploration and maritime trade, man of virtues
  • Period: Oct 31, 1451 to May 20, 1506


    Explorer, navigator, and colonizer from Republic of Genoa, Spanish colonization, found new world wihle looking for alternate trade route
  • Period: Apr 25, 1460 to Dec 24, 1524

    Da Gama

    Portuguese explorer, successful in Age of Discovery, commander of first ships to sail directly from Europe to India, Governor of India(Viceroy)
  • Period: Apr 25, 1471 to Jun 26, 1541


    Spanish conquistador, conquered Inca Empire, founded capital of Republic of Peru- Lima
  • Period: Apr 25, 1480 to Apr 27, 1521


    Portuguese explorer, served King Charles of Spain, searched for a westward route to the spice islands, first to sail from Atlantic to Pacific
  • Period: Apr 25, 1485 to Dec 2, 1547


    Spanish conquistador that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire, brought parts of Mexico under rule of King of Castile,
  • Period: Apr 18, 1492 to

    Columbian Exchange

    Widespread exchange of animals, plants, human populations, cultures, and diseases, launched by voage of Columbus
  • Period: Apr 18, 1492 to

    Creation of Colonies in the New World

    Vikings first to reach(Greenland,Newfoundland), European conquest under Christopher Columbus and colonization, started at caribbean coast and spread to include entire western hemisphere
  • Period: Apr 18, 1500 to

    Triangular trade

    From Great Britain to Africa- beads, cloth, hardware, rum, salt, weapons for slaves
    Africa to America- slaves and European goods
    Giant triangular trade in Atlantic
  • Period: Apr 18, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    Ruled in Iran, established twelver school of Shi'a Islam(official religion), revival of Persia as an economic stronghold, "checks and balances", architectural innovations
  • Period: Apr 18, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    Movement stablishing Protestantism as a branch of Christianity, were against Catholic Church
  • Period: Apr 18, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    Imperial power ruling large portion of Indian sub-continent, descendants of Timurids, ruled by Akbar the Great, weakened by- wars of succession, local revolts, growth of religious tolerance
  • Period: Apr 30, 1526 to Dec 26, 1530


    Military adventurer rising to power at Kabul(Afghanistan), laid basis for Mughal Empire, descendant of Timur, expanded Persian cultural influence
  • Period: Apr 18, 1543 to

    Scientific Revolution

    Period of new ideas in physics, astronomy, biology, human anatomy, chemistry, and other sciences, rejection of doctrines, foundation of modern science
  • Period: Oct 6, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    Italian Jesuit priest, one founding father of Jesuit China Mission, current title is Servant of God, learned Chinese language and customs to be able to convert its people
  • Period: Feb 15, 1564 to


    Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, major role in Scientific Revolution, improvements on telescope, model of universe
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    Feudal regime of Japan, ruled by shoguns, known as Edo period, abolished during Meiji Restoration
  • Period: to

    Thirty Years War

    Fought in Germany, naval warfare, religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics, famine and disease broke out, decline in power of Catholic Church
  • Period: to

    Qing Dynasty

    Also known as Manchu, last ruling dynasty of China, preceded by Ming, followed by Republic of China, highly integrated with Chinese culture
  • Period: to


    Era in western philosophy, intellectual, scientific, and cultural life, reason, legitimacy, and authority
  • Period: to

    Peter the Great

    Ruled Russia and Russian Empire, expanded and modernized, transformed Tsardom of Russia into 3-billion acre empire
  • Period: to

    French & Indian War

    War between Great Britain and France in North America, erupted into 7-years war
    France gives Britain Canada and Spain Louisiana
    Spain cedes Florida to GB
  • Period: to

    Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette

    King of France and Navarre first, King of French later, only king to ever be executed- found guilty of high treason, married to Marie
    Marie- Archduchess of Austria, Queen of France and Navarre, convicted of treason and executed
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    Catherine the Great

    Empress of Russia after death of Peter III, improved admin and modernized, success in foreign policy, Russia recognized as one of the great powers in Europe
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    Emperor of French- military and political leader, Napoleonic Code- civil law, Napoleonic Wars, maintained French sphere of influence
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    American Revolution

    13 colonies come together to defeat British rule, Provincial congresses established, Second Continental Congress formed to defend USA from Britain and claim independence, Declaration of Indepence marks victory(rejecting monarchy)
  • Period: to

    French Revolution

    French Monarchy replaced with democratic republic, social changes due to- enlightenment, rights of citizens
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Medieval fortress and prison in Paris, pivot point in French Revolution, National Assembly created to push for a French Constitution
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Fundamental document defining individual and collective rights of French Revolution, addresses neither women or slave status
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    Haitian Revolution

    Slave conflict in Santa-Domingue- Haitian Republic founded and slavery abolished, defining moment in history of Africans
  • Period: to

    Congress of Vienna

    European ambassador's conference, objective was to settle issues after Napoleonic Wars, French Revolution, and dissolution of Holy Roman Empire, establised boundaries
  • Waterloo

    Napoleon and French army defeated by Duke of Wellington combined with Prussian forces