World History (1500 - 1800)

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  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus discovers the "New World"

    Columbus sails across the ocean and thought he landed on India, but it was actually modern day North America.
  • 1497

    Da Gama lands on the shore of Africa

    Da Gama lands on the shore of Africa
    Vasco da Gama land in Africa after finding a new sea route to India
  • 1501

    Michelangelo starts his creation of the statue of David

    Michelangelo starts his creation of the statue of David
    Artist sculpts a prolific figure in perfect human form.
  • 1503

    Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa

    Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
    da Vinci creates a picture of a woman using new painting styles
  • 1509

    Erasmus writes ¨Praise of Folly¨

    A book Desiderius Erasmus wrote criticizing the Catholic Church.
  • 1512

    Ferdinand Magellan sets out and circumavigates the globe.

    Magellan sails out to sea and sails all the way around the Earth.
  • 1519

    Martin Luther nails the 95 theses to a churches door.

    Martin Luther nails the 95 theses to a churches door.
    A document written to write everything that is wrong with indulgences, he also wrote about the authority of the pope.
  • 1521

    The Aztec Empire falls

    The Aztec Empire falls
    Hernan Cortez and his cohorts take over the Aztec Capital.
  • 1532

    Incan Empire falls

    Francisco Pizzaro and his crew defeat the Incan Empire
  • 1534

    King Henry VIII declares himself as leader of the Anglican Church

    King Henry makes own church in England and declares himself the leader of it.
  • 1534

    St. Ignatius of Loyola founds the Jesuits

    St. Ignatius of Loyola founds the Jesuits
    Ignatius creates a religious party called the Jesuits, created to spread the catholic religion.
  • 1534

    Cartier claims Canadian territory for France

    Jacques Cartier, and explorer for France, claims parts of Canadian territory for France.
  • 1543

    Copernicus discovers heliocentric model.

    Copernicus discovers heliocentric model.
    Nicolaus Copernicus discovers the model of how the sun is the center of the solar system rather than the Earth.
  • 1555

    The peace of Augsburg

    The peace of Augsburg
    A peace written to rid of the rising conflict from the Reformation
  • 1558

    Queen Elizabeth I comes to power

    Queen Elizabeth I comes to power
    Queen Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, becomes the queen of England.
  • 1562

    Huguenots attacked in civil war.

    Huguenots were violently attacked during the civil war during the Reformation.
  • Francis Drake defeats The Spanish Armada

    Francis Drake and the British crew he leads are set out by Elizabeth I to defeat the Spanish Armada
  • William Shakespeare writes his first play.

    William Shakespeare writes his first play.
    A playwright by the name of Shakespeare writes the play Henry VIII.
  • Cervantes publishes Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes publishes Don Quixote, the first novel ever.
  • Kepler writes the laws of planetary motion.

  • Galilei writes about ocean tides

    Galilei writes about ocean tides
    Galileo Galilei creates and circulates his account of the ocean tides.
  • Harvey describes circulation

    William Harvey describes perfectly, the process of circulation
  • Louis XIV starts his reign

    Louis XIV starts his reign
    Louis XIV becomes the king of France, it will be the longest term in history.
  • Charles I execution

    Charles I, the king of Britain was against the institution of the Parliament in Britain. He was executed because he became a threat to Britain.
  • Cromwell becomes Dictator

    Cromwell defeats Charles II in the battle of Worcester, ending the English Civil War, and Cromwell becomes dictator.
  • Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathan

    Hobbes writes Leviathan concerning that people were wicked. If people were left to themselves, their evil spirits would run wild.
  • Newton creates gravity laws

    Isaac Newton formulates and creates the laws of gravity
  • William and Mary become the leaders of the UK

    William and Mary become the leaders of the UK
    William and Mary take over the throne of James II to become the leader of the UK.
  • Eugene de Lacroix paints Liberty Leading the People.

    Eugene paints Liberty to Leading People which is one of the most popular paintings of all time.
  • Montesquieu publishes the Spirit of Laws

    Montesquieu publishes the Spirit of Laws
    Baron de Montesquieu publishes the Spirit of Laws concerning separation of power, as well as how the power would be separated.
  • Voltaire publishes the Candide

    Voltaire publishes his book simultaneously in five different countries.
  • Jean - Jacques Rousseau writes the Social Contract

    Rousseau writes the Social Contract which was a contract between the rulers and the people. It stated that liberty was everyone's birthright.
  • End of the 7 Years War

    End of the 7 Years War
    Frederick the Great wins the War with the Prussians.
  • French Revolution starts

    French people stormed the Bastille, a very large prison. Which started the French Revolution.
  • Locke writes Two Treatises on Government

    John Locke writes the Two Treatises on Government concerning how people were sovereign, and peoples right to Life, Liberty, and Property.
  • Louis XVI tries to sneak out of Paris

    Louis XVI tries to escape all the problems he sees are coming.
  • Robespierre starts the Reign of Terror

    Robespierre starts the Reign of Terror by executing Louis XVI. He then kills anyone who disobeys the government.
  • Reign of Terror ends

    The Reign of Terror ends with the execution of of Robespierre.
  • The French Revolution ends

    With the new reign of Napoleon the French Revolution comes to an end
  • Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated at Waterloo

    Bonaparte, one of the best militaristic leaders in history is defeated at the battle of Waterloo. This ended the reign of Napoleon as the emperor of France and he was exiled until his death.
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    1500
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    Renaissance Era

    The era of all things art
  • Period:
    1500
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    European Exploration

    The age of Exploration involves many, many explorers sailing out to sea and finding new land.
  • Period:
    1501
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    1502

    Amerigo's voyage in South America

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    1517
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    The Reformation

    A religious movement, many new churches, many different beliefs.
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    1543
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    The Scientific Revolution

    The era of Scientific discoveries
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    1550
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    The Age of Absolutism

    The era of Absolute Monarchies
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    30 Years War

    The war regarding religious conflict, ended the reformation.
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    English Civil War

    A conflict between the two branches in Britain, The Parliament, and the Monarch Charles I.
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    Oliver Cromwell is the Lord Protector of Britain

    Cromwell serves as the Lord Protector of the British Parliament.
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    Peter the Greats ruling

    Peter drags Russia out of Medieval Times.
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    Glorious Revolution

    The time period when James II's throne was taken over by William and Mary.
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    The Enlightenment

    A philosophical movement, it was also had a huge impact on both the French and American revolutions.
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    The 7 years war

    The last battle before the French Revolution between all of Europes major powers
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    The French Revolution

    Was a Revolution of political and social upheaval in France.