Unit 3: 1450CE- 1750CE Mueggenborg

By CecenaB
  • Period: Apr 21, 1394 to Apr 21, 1460

    Henry the Navigator

    He is most famous for the voyages of discovery that he organised and financed, which eventually led to the rounding of Africa and the establishment of sea routes to the Indies
  • Period: Apr 21, 1451 to Apr 21, 1506

    Christopher Columbus

    Whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Period: Apr 21, 1460 to Apr 21, 1524

    Vasco da Gama

    Portuguese explorer who discovered an ocean route from Portugal to the East.
  • Period: Apr 21, 1478 to Apr 21, 1541

    Francisco Pizarro

    Spanish conquistador who traveled through much of the Pacific coast of America along Peru.
  • Period: Apr 21, 1480 to Apr 21, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition that sailed around the Earth (
  • Period: Apr 18, 1483 to Apr 18, 1530


    The founder of the Mughal dynasty.
  • Period: Apr 21, 1485 to Apr 21, 1547

    Hernan Cortes

    Spanish explorer who is famous mainly for his march across Mexico and his conquering of the Aztec Empire in Mexico.
  • Apr 18, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    A dramatically widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, human populations.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1502 to

    Safavid Empire

    The most significant ruling dynasties of Iran. They ruled one of the greatest Persian empires.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    An imperial power in South Asia that ruled a large portion of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Period: Apr 1, 1541 to

    Protestant Reformation

    The Protestent Reformation is where people started seeing faults in the Roman Catholic doctrine and started to break away from the Catholic Church and forming their own church groups.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1550 to

    Scientific Revolution

    The Scientific Revolution was a period when new ideas in physics, astronomy, biology, human anatomy, chemistry, and other sciences led to a rejection of doctrines that had prevailed starting in Ancient Greece and continuing through the Middle Ages.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    Most important is his work "True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven" that argues christianity and Confucianism fit well together and are no opposites
  • Period: Apr 18, 1564 to


    Invented the thermometer, perfecting the telescope and for experimenting with gravity and pendulums.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    The Tokugawa Shogunate was a feudal military dictatorship in Japan.
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    Thirty Years' War

    A series of wars in central Europe beginning in 1618 that stemmed from conflict between Protestants and Catholics and political struggles between the Holy Roman Empire and other powers. It ended with the Peace of Westphalia.
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    Qing Dynasty

    The last ruling dynasty of China
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    The era in Western philosophy, intellectual, scientific and cultural life, centered upon the 18th century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority.
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    Peter the Great

    He embarked on a journey to Western Europe before he became tzar of Russia.
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    Triangle Trade

    Trade between Africa, America and Europe.
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    The French and Indian War

    The war was now spreading to North America. British Colonists wanted to take over French land in North America. The British wanted to take over the fur trade in the French held territory.
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    Catherine the Great

    She's known in history as Catherine the Great -- modeled after Peter the Great -- though she eschewed the title in her lifetime.
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    American Revolution

    When the British colonies in America revolted against British rule because they were being taxed by people not even living on their land located thousands of miles away in Britain
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    A military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution
  • Storming of the Bastille

    French peasants in search of arms and ammunition to defend the Revolution against Royalist counter insurgents.
    The man and woman on the street becoming involved in the Revolution.
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    The French Revolution

    The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in French and European history.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen is the document that provided the basis of the French constitution, which states the laws of the nation.
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    Haitian Revolution

    Culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic.
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    Congress of Vienna

    It was a conference held in Austria to settle political and territorial questions arising from the Napoleonic Wars and to restore a balance of power in Europe.
  • Waterloo

    The emperor Napaolion was defeated