Unit 4 Timeline

  • Period: Nov 20, 1299 to

    Ottoman Emprie

    Size of ottoman empireFor over six centuries the empire was the center of interactions between Eastern and Western worlds because of the location of the empire. The emprie at its height was one of the most powerful states in the world at that time. The empire was also able to capture the capital of the Holy Roman Emprie.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1375 to

    Songhai Empire

    Songhai EmperorThe empire was one of the larges Islamic empires in history. The empire was the largest and last of the three major pre-colonial empires to emerge in West Africa. The empire fell because of civil war.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1394 to Nov 20, 1460

    Prince Henry the Navigator

    Henry the NavigatorHe was an important figure for the Age of Discovery. He was responsible for early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continets. Even though he explored other continets he was fascinated with Africa.
  • Nov 20, 1441

    Beginning of Portuguese Slave Trade

    Areas where they did slave tradeThe portuguese were teh first Europeans to extensibely explore the African continet. They were also the first to engage in New World slave trade. Other countries followed after they started.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1464 to Nov 20, 1492

    Reign of Sunni Ali

    Sunni AliHe was the first king of the Songhai Empire. There was major expansion under is rule. During his reign the empire surpassed the height of the Mali Empire. He was thought to be killed by his sister's son Askia Muhammad Ture.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1466 to Nov 20, 1520

    Moctezuma the Second

    Moctezuma the SecondHe was the ruler of the Aztec Empire when spanish conquisadors came and destroyed the Aztec empire. During his reign the empire was at its maximal size. He died during one of the battles agianst the Spanish.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1478 to Nov 20, 1488

    Dias' voyage into the Indian Ocean

    Dias'He was the first European to sial around the southern tip of Africa. He was hoping to find a trade route to India and searching for the land ruled by Prester John
  • Period: Nov 20, 1483 to Nov 20, 1546

    Martin Luther

    Martin LutherMartin Luther was an important figure for the Protestant Reformation. He disagreed with the Churchs' claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He created the Ninety-Five Theses that laid out all of the things that he disagreed with what the Church is doing wrong. He taught that salvation can't be bought, but is a gift.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1492 to Nov 20, 1493

    Columbus' first voyage

    Columbus first voyagethe king and queen of Spain financed his voyage. They put him in charge of three ships the Pinta, Nina, and the Santa Maria. He made know to the European, African, and Russian continet the Americas. His original goal though was to find a faster route to China
  • Nov 20, 1494

    Columbian Exchange

    Columbian ExhangeThe Columbian Exchange was a dramatic exchange of animals, plants, humans, diseases, and ideas between the Americans, Africa, and Europe. The exchange was named after Christopher Columbus when made known to Europe the Americas. From the exchange majority of natives population in the Americas died from diesease. But plants and animals on the otherhand thrived in their new environments.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    Safavid EmpireThe empire was able to establish an efficient state and bureaucracy based upon checks and balances. During the empire the religion Shi'ism came into existence and became their main religion. From the religion they were able to establish the Twelver School of Shi'a Islam.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1509 to Nov 20, 1564

    John Calvin

    John CalvinHe was a French theologian and pastor during the reformation. When he broke away from the Catholic church he became a Protestant leader. He created the Protestant theolgocial system called Calvinism.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1519 to Nov 20, 1521

    Spanish Conquest of Mexico

    Territory taken over by the spanishThe Spanish took over Mexico once they conquered the Aztec Empire. The conquest of the Aztec Empire was led by the conquistador Hernan Cortez. They took over the empire and Mexico in the persuit of gold and riches.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1520 to Nov 20, 1566

    Reign fo Suleyman the Magnificient

    During his reign the Ottaman Empire reached its peak. He showed alot more kindness to his people compared to his father Selim the terrible. He was able to reconstruc the Ottoman legal system. He also oversaw the Golden Age of the Ottoman emprie. Overall he played an important role in the success of the Ottoman empire.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1526 to

    Mughal Dynasty

    Mughal DynastyThe emperors fo the dynasty were direct descendants of Genghis Khan. The Classical Period of the dynasty started with the reign of Akbar the Great. During this period there was alot of cultural and economical progress in Indai. At the height of the emprie the dynasty ruled about 1/4 of the world's population.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1545 to Nov 20, 1563

    Council of Trent

    The council of Trent was when the Roman Catholic Church had a meeting. The meetings would take place in Trent the capital for the Holy Roman Empire. This occurred when the Catholic Church decided to fight back agianst the reformation.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1556 to

    Reign of Akbar

    AkbarAbkar came into power when he was only 13. Even though he was illeterate he had a desire for knowledge. He praticed tolerance toward hindus when he captured India. He wanted to win over the hindus so he decided to marry a hindu princess and letting her follow her religion.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo GaliliHe was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. He played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. He improved the telescope, and made new discoveries in astronomy. The church felt threatened about his discoveries so they put him under house arrest for the rest of his remaining life.
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    The Manchus

    The ManchusThe Manchus power rising caused the fall of the Ming dynasty. There were mainly agriculture based people. During their reign they controlled the region north of Korea. The Manchus family headed the Qing Empire.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    Tokugawa emblemThe Tokugawa Shogunate was a feudal military dictatorship. The shogunate was established by Tokugawa Leyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period of time is known as the Edo period. This period gave more political unity.
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    Thirty Years' War

    Thirty Year WarThe war involved most of the countries in Europe. The war was largely a relgious war between Protestants and Catholics. From the war devistation of entire regions, famine, and disease swept the land. The Holy Roman Empire lost alot of power from the war, and Spain lost alot of political and military power.
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    John Locke

    John LockeJohn Locke is known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism" and is considered one of the most influencial Enlightenment thinkers. He believed that all men have the right to life, liberty, and property. His writings inspired the American Revolution, and also had an influence on Thomas Jeffersn as he was writing the Declaration on Independence.
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    Qin Dynasty

    Qin DynastyThe dynasty was able to centralize power by code of law, measurement, and getting rid of rivals. They supported family, loyalty. and obedience. The unification of nomads was one of the reasons for the decline.
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    Peter the Great

    Peter the GreatDuring his reign over the Russian empire he made major changes to reduce Russia's isoltion. He increased the empires size and strengh. He had no intentions of improving the conditions of the serfs.
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    England's Glorious Revolution

    Englands Glorious RevolutionThe revolution was the overthrow of King James the Second England by a union of English Parlimentarians. The revolution proved that Parliament was more powerful than the monarch. After James was driven out William of Orange took the thrown.
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    Russian Empire

    Size of Russian EmpireOne of the largest empires in world history. At one point the empire had under its empire 1/3 of the world's population. Until the revolution 1905 it ruled with absolute monarchy. The empire feel due to the rebelion in 1917.