Unit 3 1450 CE - 1750 CE Meuggenborg

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

    Henry the Navigator

    The junior prince of the Portugal Kingdom; Responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents; Third child of King John I of Portugal
  • Period: Apr 18, 1451 to Apr 18, 1506

    Christopher Columbus

    Explorer, colonizer, and navigator from the Republic of Genoa; voyaged across the Atlantic Ocean and discoverd American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Started the process of Spanish colonization.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1460 to Apr 18, 1524

    Vasco da Gama

    One of the most successful portuguese explorers and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. Was also the Governor of Portuguese India.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1471 to Apr 18, 1541

    Francisco Pizarro

    A Spanish conquistador, conqueror of the Incan Empire and is the founder of modern-day capital of the Republic of Peru, Lima.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1480 to Apr 18, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    A Portuguese explorer who searched of a westward route to the "Spice Islands" for King Charles I of Spain; first explorer to to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean and the first to cross the Pacific.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1483 to Apr 18, 1531


    Known as Babur, but it's original name Zahir ud-din Muhammad Babur; a military adventurer from Central Asia. Established his first kingdom in 1504 and rose to power at Kabul.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1485 to Apr 18, 1547

    Hernán Cortés

    A Spanish conquistador; caused the fall of the Aztec Empire due to an exploration that gave the King of Castile large portions of mainland Mexico in the 16th century.
  • Apr 25, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    It was an exaggerated wide-spread of animals, plants, culture, slaves, communicable diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1501 to

    Safavid dynasty

    A significant ruling dynasty of Iran; one of the greatest Persian empires, Shi'a Islam became the official religion of their empire resulting in one of the most important turning points in Muslim history. Controlled Iran from 1501 to 1722.
  • Period: Apr 25, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    The European Christian reform movement; Protestantism was established as a constituent branch of contemporary Christianity. Martin Luther and John Calvin ere one of he main people that led this, but there were also other early Protestants.
  • Period: Apr 21, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    An imperial power located in South Asia and controlled a large portion of the Indian subcontinent. Invaded and took over most of India by the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and ended in the mid-19th century.
  • Period: Apr 21, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    An Italian Jesuit priest, has a title which is Servant of God. Learned theology and law in a Roman Jesuits' school; became a member of a missionary expedition to India in 1577.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    A italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher was a great part of the Scientific Revolution. Known as father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of science", and "the Father of Modern Science.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    A feudal regime of Japan; controoled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family; established by Tokugawa Ieyasu; abolished during the Meiji Restoration.
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    Scientific Revolution

    A generation when new ideas in physics, astronomy, biology, human anatomy, chemistry, and other sciences hat changed many minds of people. The Scientific Revolution started in Europe.
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    Triangle Trade

    A term in which trade is going on betwen 3 regions/ports. This is a method for rectifying trade imbalances between regions. The regions traded goods as in crops, manufactored goods, etc. Most poplar was the slave trading.
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    Thirty Years' War

    No single cause can actually be know to be the main reason for the fighting; though the war was fought in the Holy Roman Empire largely as a religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics.
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    Qing Dynasty

    Last ruling dynasty of China; also known as the Manchu Dynasty. Founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro. After expanding into China, it resulted in the establishment of the Empire of the Great Qing. At first it was called the Later Jin Dynasty, but then it later changed.
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    Peter the Great

    Emperor of Russia and later controlled the Russian Empire. Transformed the Tsardom of Russia into a major European power, expanded it into a 3-billion acre Russian Empire.
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    Scientific Revolution contributed to this also called The Age of Enlightenment. Was the primary source for legitimacy and authority. This is the era in which intellectual, scientific and cultural life, centered upon the 18th century. This developed in France, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the American colonies all at th same time.
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    Catherine the Great

    Was married to Peter III; she was Empress of Russia. While in power, she expanded Russia, even along Western European lines, improved its administration, basically maing Russia stronger and turning into one of the great powers of Europe.
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    French and Indian War

    War between Great Britain and France in North America. The Native American forces were allied with the French; was fought between the British colonies from Virginia to Nova Scotia.
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    Louis XVI

    King of France and Navarre, also later King of the French. Suspended and arrested because he took part of the insurrection of the 10th of August during the French Revolution which resulted in him being found guilty of high treason, and executed by guillotine.
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    Marie Antoinette

    Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and of Navarre. The people started to disliking her, accusing "the Austrian" of being profligate and promiscuous, After Nine months of her husband's execution, Marie Antoinette was herself tried, convicted of treason, and executed by guillotine.
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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    A Mad dictator of France, attempted to take over Europe; great military strategist; remembered for the wars he led against a series of coalitions, Napoleonic Wars.
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    American Revolution

    Under British control, Colonists angry at the British for imposing taxes, being unreasonable, and overall very controlling, so they rebelled to create their own country.
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    French Revolution

    Occured because most of the french population was starving to death, and aristocracy was living a better life so they basically rubbed it in the rest of the populations face, that were starving.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    A document of the French Revolution, like the similar to the Declaration of Independence, but instead of freedom to the country as a whole, it's just freedom/rights given to each citizen of the country.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Happened ion Paris; only seven prisoners in the Bastille at the time. Marquis de Sade was transferred as a punishment for screaming obscure thing out a window; mob stormed the Bastille . Bastille also served as an arsenal.
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    Haitian Revolution

    French Revolution may have led to the Haitian Revolution. It started in the then french colony Saint Domingue in 1793. It was due to the Euro-American rule and this was the first real revolution that gained them their freedom.
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    Congress of Vienna

    It's purpose was to redraw the continent's political map and fix many other issues that are spreding from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle took place on land, NOT in ocean. Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo by the Russians and its allies; put an end to around 26 years of war between France and the other in Europe, mostly the British.