Unit 3: 1450 CE-1750 CE

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  • Period: Apr 18, 1394 to Apr 18, 1460

    Henry the Navigator

    Portuguese prince who promoted the study of navigation & directed voyages of exploration down the Western coast.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1451 to Apr 18, 1506


    Genoese mariner who in the service of Spain led expeditions across the Atlantic, establishing contact between the peoples of the Americas & the old world & the opening way to Spanish conquest & colonization.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1460 to Dec 24, 1524

    da Gama

  • Period: Apr 18, 1471 to Jun 26, 1541


    Spanish explorer who led the conquest of the Inca Empire of Peru.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1480 to Apr 27, 1521


    Portuguese navigator who led the Spanish expidition of 1519-1522 that was the first to sail around the world.
  • Period: Feb 23, 1483 to Jan 5, 1531


    a military adventurer who laid the basis for the Mughal Empire, he did this by conquering nearby regions until 1526.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1485 to Apr 18, 1547


    Spanish explorer & conquistador who led the conquest of Aztec Mexico in 1519-1521 for Spain.
  • Apr 27, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    exchange of plants, animals, diseases & technologies between the Americas & the rest of the world following Columbus' voyages.
  • Period: Apr 27, 1500 to

    Scientific Revolution

    The intellectual movement in Europe, initially associated with planetary motion & other aspects of physics that by the 17th century had laid the groundwork for modern science.
  • Period: Apr 27, 1502 to

    Safavid Empire

    Iranian kingdom established by Ismail who declared Iran a Shi'ite state.
  • Period: Oct 31, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    Religious reform movement within the Latin Christian Church. It resulted in the "protesters" forming several new Christian denominations, including the Lutheran & Reformed Churches & the Church
  • Period: Apr 27, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    exercising dominion over most of India in the 16th century.
  • Period: Oct 6, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    An italian Jesuit priest. He is known as the "Servant of God" because he is one of the founding figures of the Jusuit China Mission.
  • Period: Feb 15, 1564 to


    Father of Modern Science. Played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer & philosopher. Invented the telescope.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    The last three shogunates of Japan
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    Thirty Years' War

    A religious conflict between the Protestants & Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. This involved most of the European countries.
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    Qing Dynasty

    The last imperial dynasty of China which was overthrown by revolutionaries during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu.
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    A philosophical movement in 18th century Europe that fostered the belief that one could reform society by discovering rational laws that governed social behavior & that were just as scientific as the laws of physics.
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    Peter the Great

    Russian tsar. He enthusiastically introduced Western languages & technologies to the Russian elite, moving the capital from Moscow to the new city of St. Petersburg.
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    Triangle Trade (Atlantic slave trade)

    A trade between 3 regions in the Atlantic ocean. The best known trade in the triangular trade is the slave trade.
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    Catherine the Great

    Under her rule Russia was re-vitalized. Its administration improved and it kept modernizing by Western European lines. Thanks to her, Russia was known as one of the great powers.
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    French-Indian War

    War between Great Britain and France in North America. It resulted in the Treaty of Paris.
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  • Storming of the Bastille

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    Congress of Vienna

  • Waterloo (Battle)