World History 1096-1867

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  • Period: Sep 17, 1096 to Sep 17, 1291

    Crusades are fought

    The crusades were a series of military campaigns during the time of Medieval England against the Muslims of the Middle East. The Children's Crusades also occured.
  • Sep 17, 1300

    Renaissance Begins

    Renaissance Begins
    The Renaissance is one of the most interesting and disputed periods of European history. Many scholars see it as a unique time with characteristics all its own.
  • Sep 17, 1337

    100 Years War begins

    100 Years War begins
    The name the Hundred Years’ War has been used by historians since the beginning of the nineteenth century to describe the long conflict that pitted the kings and kingdoms of France and England against each other from 1337 to 1453.
  • Jan 1, 1346

    Black Death begins in Europe

    Black Death begins in Europe
    The Black Death had three forms that it came in, the Bubonic plague, the Pnuemonic plague and the septicemic version of the plague.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1368 to

    Ming Dynasty in China

    The culture developed rapidly, especially in literature. Three of the four great classical masterpieces of Chinese literature - Journey to the West, Outlaws of the Marsh, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms were written in during this period.
  • Oct 16, 1377

    Johannes Gutenburg-printing press

    Johannes Gutenburg-printing press
    A printing press is a device used for evenly printing ink onto paper or any other material. The printing press was a very popular invention because it helped people mass produce different books.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1405 to Jan 1, 1433

    Voyages of Zheng He

    Zheng He lead seven epic voyages during his time. He lead his last voyage when he was 59 years old.
  • Sep 17, 1431

    Joan of Arc burned at the stake

    Joan of Arc burned at the stake
    On May 30, Joan, 19 years old, was burned at the stake at the Place du Vieux-Marche in Rouen. Before the pyre was lit, she instructed a priest to hold high a crucifix for her to see and to shout out prayers loud enough to be heard above the roar of the flames.
  • Oct 17, 1458

    Ottomans conquer Constantinople

    Ottomans conquer Constantinople
    The capture of Constantinople marked the end of the Roman Empire, an imperial state which had lasted for nearly 1,500 years. After the conquest, Sultan Mehmed transferred the capital of the Ottoman Empire from Adrianople to Constantinople
  • Oct 17, 1492

    Jews, gypsies, and moors expelled from Spain

    Jews, gypsies, and moors expelled from Spain
    Tens of thousands of refugees died while trying to reach safety. In some instances, Spanish ship captains charged Jewish passengers exorbitant sums, then dumped them overboard in the middle of the ocean. In the last days before the expulsion, rumors spread throughout Spain that the fleeing refugees had swallowed gold and diamonds, and many Jews were knifed to death by brigands hoping to find treasures in their stomachs.
  • Oct 17, 1492

    1st Voyage of Columbus

    1st Voyage of Columbus
    Columbus set sail with three caravel ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. His first land spotting he named San Salvador
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Da Gama lands in India

    Da Gama lands in India
    Vasco da Gama sailed in July. After he landed on the coast of Africa, he set sail again across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Slave trade accross Atlantic

    This period is also called the Middle Passage. Most of the slaves were taken to Europe when they got off of the ship. Conditions on the ship were horrible also.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    This empire was a theocracy. It made Iran the center of art architect and art, etc.
  • Jan 1, 1502

    Naming of the "new world"

    Naming of the "new world"
    Columbus discovered a new island and found the New World. Columbus sighted a Bahamiam Island.
  • Period: Sep 17, 1503 to Sep 17, 1506

    Da Vinci paints the "Mona Lisa"

    The Mona Lisa was painted in Florence, Italy. It was da Vinci's favorite painting that he did.
  • Sep 17, 1517

    Martin Luther posts 95 Theses

    Martin Luther posts 95 Theses
    Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany, in 1483. He became one of Western history’s most significant figures
  • Oct 17, 1519

    Magellan starts his "around the world" trip

    Magellan starts his "around the world" trip
    Columbus landed in the 'new world' of the Americas in 1492. Explorers coming after him in the 16th century brought the news to Europe that the Pacific Ocean lay beyond the western coast of America.
  • Oct 17, 1526

    Mughal Empire begins

    Mughal Empire begins
    The resulting Mughal Empire did not stamp out the local societies it came to rule, but rather balanced and pacified them through new administrative practices and diverse and inclusive ruling elites, leading to more systematic, centralized, and uniform rule. Eschewing tribal bonds and Islamic identity, especially under Akbar, the Mughals united their far-flung realms through loyalty, expressed through a Persianised culture, to an emperor who had near-divine status.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Henry VIII founds Anglican Church

    Henry VIII founds Anglican Church
    The Anglican Church evovled as part of the Roman Catholic Church. It was first spread world-wide by English colonization.
  • Oct 17, 1537

    Pizarro invades the Inca empire

    Pizarro invades the Inca empire
    one of the most important campaigns in the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
  • Oct 17, 1543

    Copernicus publishes heliocentric theory

    Copernicus publishes heliocentric theory
    The astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary Sun at the center of the Solar System,
  • Period: Jan 1, 1545 to Jan 1, 1563

    Council of Trent

    The Council of Trent was one of the Roman Catholic Church's most important ecumenical councils. Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1556 to

    Phillip II rules Spain

    Sometimes called the Golden Age. Philip II was also the prince of England and Ireland.
  • Oct 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England
    The childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. In 1558, Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister to the throne, and she set out to rule by good counsel.
  • Oct 16, 1580

    Michaelango begins painting Sistine Chapel

    Michaelango begins painting Sistine Chapel
    the Sistine Chapel is a large chapel in Vatican City. Michaelangelo used freso painting to paint the Sistine Chapel's ceiling.
  • Period: to

    Age of Enlightenment

    The Age of Englightment was a cultural movement of intellectuals beginning in late 17th-century Western Europe emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition. It spread across Europe and to the United States, continuing to the end of the 18th century.
  • Jamestown, colony in Virginia, founded

    Jamestown, colony in Virginia, founded
    Some 100 English colonists arrive along the west bank of the James River in Virginia to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
  • Louis XIV becomes King of France

    Louis XIV becomes King of France
    Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661 after the death of his chief minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin.[3] An adherent of the concept of the divine right of kings, which advocates the divine origin of monarchical rule, Louis continued his predecessors' work of creating a centralized state governed from the capital.
  • Qing Dynasty in China begins

    Qing Dynasty in China begins
    The dynasty was founded by the Jurchen Aisin Gioro clan in Northeastern China, also known as Manchuria. The dynasty was founded by the Jurchen Aisin Gioro clan in Northeastern China, also known as Manchuria
  • Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathan
    Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory
  • Period: to

    Oliver Cromwell rules England

    Oliver was an English military, political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • Peter I (the Great) becomes Cezar

    Peter I (the Great) becomes Cezar
    Peter the Great died on February 8, 1725. Led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political system with one that was modern, scientific, Europe-oriented, and based on The Enlightenment.
  • Period: to

    Catherine the Great rules Russia

    Yekaterina Alexeevna is her real name. She was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia
  • French Revolution begins

    French Revolution begins
    A period of radical social and political upheaval in France from 1789 to 1799 that profoundly affected French and modern history, marking the decline of powerful monarchies and churches and the rise of democracy and nationalism
  • U.S Constitution ratified

    U.S Constitution ratified
    Met at Pennsylvania State House. The ratification process for the Constitution began that day, and ended when the final state, Rhode Island, ratified it on May 29, 1790, three years later.
  • Reign of Terror begins

    Reign of Terror begins
    A period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution".
  • Napolean becomes emperor

    Napolean becomes emperor
    A French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe, then came to dominate France and most of Europe, 1799-1815.
  • Napolean defeated at Waterloo

    Napolean defeated at Waterloo
    A French army under the contol of Napolean, was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition
  • Tokugawa Shogunate ends

    Tokugawa Shogunate ends
    Also known as Tokugawa bakufu. The last feudal Japanese military government which existed between 1603 and 1868.