World History 2: Time Toast Timeline

  • 570 BCE

    Muhammad began the Islamic religion

    Muhammad began the Islamic religion
  • 105 BCE

    Paper was invented by the Chinese

    Paper was invented by the Chinese
  • 1299

    The Ottoman Empire began in Turkey

    The Ottoman Empire began in Turkey
  • 1375

    The Songhai Empire was established in Africa

    The Songhai Empire was established in Africa
  • 1415

    Jan Hus was burned at the stake for being an heretic

    Jan Hus was burned at the stake for being an heretic
  • 1450

    Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press

    Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press
  • 1478

    Ferdinand II and Isabelle I started the Spanish Inquisition

    Ferdinand II and Isabelle I started the Spanish Inquisition
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus was sponsored by Queen Isabella to sail westward to reach Asia

    Christopher Columbus was sponsored by Queen Isabella to sail westward to reach Asia
  • 1492

    Gold, God, and Glory were the three main reasons for exploration

    Gold, God, and Glory were the three main reasons for exploration
  • 1493

    The Line of Demarcation divided the claims of Portugal and Spain

    The Line of Demarcation divided the claims of Portugal and Spain
  • 1498

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper
  • 1499

    Michelangelo sculpted the Pieta

    Michelangelo sculpted the Pieta
  • 1500

    Slaves were shipped along the Middle Passage of Triangular Trade

    Slaves were shipped along the Middle Passage of Triangular Trade
  • 1508

    Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • 1517

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door
  • 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan's crew circumnavigates the globe

    Ferdinand Magellan's crew circumnavigates the globe
  • 1521

    Hernando Cortes and his forces overthrew the Aztec Empire

    Hernando Cortes and his forces overthrew the Aztec Empire
  • 1521

    Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther

    Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther
  • 1526

    The Mughal empire began in India

    The Mughal empire began in India
  • 1533

    Henry VIII broke from the Church in Rome and divorced his wife

    Henry VIII broke from the Church in Rome and divorced his wife
  • 1534

    King Henry VIII became the head of the Anglican Church

    King Henry VIII became the head of the Anglican Church
  • 1534

    Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence River to Montreal for France

    Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence River to Montreal for France
  • 1536

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination
  • 1540

    The Jesuits were created during the Counter Reformation

    The Jesuits were created during the Counter Reformation
  • 1545

    Followers of the Catholic faith met at the Council of Trent

    Followers of the Catholic faith met at the Council of Trent
  • Sir Francis Drake defeated the Spanish armada

    Sir Francis Drake defeated the Spanish armada
  • King IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes

    King IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes
  • King Louise VIII got France involved in the Thirty Years' War

    King Louise VIII got France involved in the Thirty Years' War