World History

By tekay99
  • Aug 25, 1096

    Crusades are faught

    Crusades are faught
    Battle between Christians & Muslims for Holy Land. It was a pretty grusome battle of these two sides. 1096-1291
  • Aug 27, 1300

    Michelangelo's Painting

    Michelangelo's Painting
    His painting was different from other art shown around. A new direction of art was only of the ways in which European society began changing.
  • Sep 11, 1300

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    The Renaissance was a rebirth in many different ways. It began in Northern Italy about 1350 right after the Black Death had ravaged the country, killing from a third to half the population. The Renaissance started in Italy because these crises within Christendom benefitted Italy.
  • Sep 11, 1337

    The Hundred Years War

    The Hundred Years War
    It wasn't just one war it was many wars combined. It was a war between France & England. They mainly faught in France. there were many stopping periods. Joan of Arc is a famous character introduced.
  • Aug 25, 1347

    Black Death Beins In Europe

    Black Death Beins In Europe
    1/3 of Europes population lost. It came here from tradeships. The fleas on the rats on the ship traveled onto land. It's important because that is where it started and it killed many people.
  • Sep 9, 1368

    The Ming Dynasty

    The Ming Dynasty
    Reduced taxes and passed reforms to improve agriculture and trade, increasing stability and prosperity in China.1368-1644
  • Sep 29, 1405

    Voyages of Zheng He

    Voyages of Zheng He
    1405-1346
  • May 30, 1431

    Joan of Arc Burned at the Stake

    Joan of Arc Burned at the Stake
    May 30, 1431 would be a day that would forever live in infamy in France. For it was on this day that the death of Joan of Arc be conducted through burning Joan of Arc at the stake. Joan of Arc's death would prove to be one of the greatest injustices in the Middle Ages, and it was not until 25 years later that she was found innocent of all heresy charges by the Pope himself. She was having predictions. She becomes a saint
  • Oct 15, 1453

    Otttomans Conquer Contantinople

    Otttomans Conquer Contantinople
  • Sep 17, 1455

    Johannes Gutenberg - Printing Press

    Johannes Gutenberg - Printing Press
    In the West, the invention of an improved movable type mechanical printing technology in Europe is credited to the German printer Johannes Gutenberg in 1450. Without the printing press we wouldn't have had the Scientific Revolution or the Renaissance. Our world would be very different.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    1st Voyage of Columbus

    1st Voyage of Columbus
    Columbus convinces the King and Queen to finance his voyage. He later quickly made port at the Canary Islands for a restocking and left on September 6th. He was the commander of three ships.
  • Oct 9, 1492

    Jews, Gypsies & moors expelles from Spain

    Jews, Gypsies & moors expelles from Spain
    By that date many other cities, including Valencia, Murcia, Jaén and Córdoba, had been captured and it seemed that the end of Muslim Spain was imminent. However, it was not until 1492 that the Moorish Kingdom of Granada surrendered to Ferdinand V and Isabella, and the final Muslim expulsion did not take place until over a century later, between 1609 and 1614. This means that there was a large Moorish population in Spain half a millennium after the high point of Andalusian culture in the elevent
  • Oct 3, 1498

    Da Gama lands in India

    Da Gama lands in India
    Portuguese established trading centers from which they could ship goods back to Europe. As a result Portugal became one of the richest and most powerful nations in Europe.
  • Sep 19, 1500

    Slave Trade Across Atlantic

    Slave Trade Across Atlantic
    The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 16th through to the 19th centuries. 1500-1800
  • Oct 9, 1501

    Safavid Empire

    Safavid Empire
    1501-1722 was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Persia (modern Iran), and "is often considered the beginning of modern Persian history". They ruled one of the greatest Persian empires after the Muslim conquest of Persia and established the Twelver school of Shi'a Islam[23] as the official religion of their empire, marking one of the most important turning points in Muslim history.
  • Oct 1, 1502

    Naming of the " New World "

    Naming of the " New World "
    The term originated in the early 16th century after Europeans made landfall in what would later be called "the Americas" in the age of discovery, expanding the geographical horizon of the people. The term was first coined by Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
  • Sep 23, 1503

    Da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa

    Da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
    The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel. 1503-1506
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther posts 95 Theses

    Martin Luther posts 95 Theses
    Luther had preached against the indulgence trade. After reading an instruction manual for indulgence traders, he wrote a letter to his church superiors hoping to get rid of this abuse. In this letter he included 95 Theses which were to be used as the basis for a discussion on the topic.
  • Sep 23, 1519

    Magellan's around the world trip

    Magellan's around the world trip
    He set out with 5 ships and 250 men. When he landed they fought the natives and he died. Only only 18 original surivors of the crew.
  • Oct 15, 1526

    Mughal Empire begins

    Mughal Empire begins
    Mughal also spelled Mogul, Arabic Mongol, India, history of: development of Mughal Empire Muslim dynasty of Turkic-Mongol origin that ruled most of northern India from the early 16th to the mid-18th century, after which it continued to exist as a considerably reduced and increasingly powerless entity until the mid-19th century.
  • Sep 23, 1532

    Pizarro invades the Inca Empire

    Pizarro invades the Inca Empire
    Pizarro demanded that Aahualpa accept christianity and hand over his empire.
  • Oct 15, 1534

    Henry VIII founds Anglican Church

    Henry VIII founds Anglican Church
    Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII.
  • Sep 19, 1543

    Copernicus published heliocentric theory

    Copernicus published heliocentric theory
    Copernican heliocentrism is the name given to the astronomical model developed by Nicolaus Copernicus and published in 1543. As a university-trained Catholic priest dedicated to astronomy, Copernicus was acquainted with the Sun-centered cosmos of the ancient Greek Aristarchus. Copernicus's challenge was to present a practical alternative to the Ptolemaic model.
  • Oct 15, 1545

    Council of Trent

    Council of Trent
    Between 1545 and 1563 in Trento (Trent) and Bologna, northern Italy, 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.
  • Oct 3, 1556

    Philip II Rules Spain

    Philip II Rules Spain
    A steady stream of gold and silver from its American colonies. A chance to spread catholicism came when he married Queen Mary I of England, who was also a catholic.
  • Sep 19, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England
    Elizabeth, as the daughter of Henry VIII, was born into the royal succession; however, her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after Elizabeth's birth, and Anne's marriage to Henry VIII was annulled. Elizabeth was hence declared illegitimate. In 1558, Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister to the throne, and she set out to rule by good counsel.
  • Jamestown, Colony in Virginia, Founded

    Jamestown, Colony in Virginia, Founded
    Settlers hoped to find gold and silver and possibly a river route to the Pacific. Instead, they found marshy ground and impure water.
  • Louis XIV becomes King of France

    Louis XIV becomes King of France
    Wanted fame for himself and glory for France.Led France during a time of great power, prosperity, and glory.
  • Quing Dynasty in China begins

    Quing Dynasty in China begins
    China grew prosperous and expanded to it's largest size in history.
  • Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathan
    His book Leviathan established social contract theory, the foundation of most later Western political philosophy.In moral and political philosophy, the social contract or political contract is a theory or model, originating during the Age of Enlightenment, that typically addresses the questions of the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual.
  • Oliver Cromwell rules England

    Oliver Cromwell rules England
    Cromwell was a Puritan. He was a highly religious man who believed that everybody should lead their lives according to what was written in the Bible. The word "Puritan" means that followers had a pure soul and lived a good life. Cromwell believed that everybody else in England should follow his example.
  • Peter I (The Great) becomes Czar

    Peter I (The Great) becomes Czar
    Was determined to westernize Russia. He modernized the army, brought the church under control, built up Russian industry, started a newspaper, and sponsored new schools.
  • The Age of Enlightenment

    The Age of Enlightenment
    Was a cultural movement of intellectuals beginning in late 17th-century Europe emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition.[1] Its purpose was to reform society using reason, to challenge ideas grounded in tradition and faith, and to advance knowledge through the scientific method.
  • Catherine the great rules Russia

    Catherine the great rules Russia
    1762-1796 was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Her reign was called Russia's golden age. She was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, and came to power following a coup d'état and the assassination of her husband, Peter III, at the end of the Seven Years' War. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger
  • U.S. Constitution is ratified

    U.S. Constitution is ratified
    On September 17, 1787, a majority of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention approved the documents over which they had labored since May. After a farewell banquet, delegates swiftly returned to their homes to organize support, most for but some against the proposed charter.
  • French Revolution Begins

    French Revolution Begins
    The tension increased, exacerbated by massive crop failures that led to a shortage of food. In Paris, mobs filled the city's streets. The fear spread that the king would retaliate with force. On July 14 the mob stormed the Bastille to obtain arms. The attack launched the nation down a pathway that would eventually lead to the destruction of the monarchy and the execution of Louis XVI.
  • Reign of terror beigns

    Reign of terror beigns
    was 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". The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with 16,594 executed by guillotine, and another 25,000 in summary executions across France
  • Napolean becomes Emperor

    Napolean becomes Emperor
    In Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Napoleon I, the first Frenchman to hold the title of emperor in a thousand years. Pope Pius VII handed Napoleon the crown that the 35-year-old conqueror of Europe placed on his own head.
  • Napolean Defeated at Waterloo

    Napolean Defeated at Waterloo
    At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history. Napoleon delayed giving battle until noon on 18 June to allow the ground to dry. The battlefield is located in Belgium, about 15 kilometres south of Brussels, and about 2 kilometres from the town of Waterloo.
  • Tokugawa Shogunate ends

    Tokugawa Shogunate ends
    Japan’s Tokugawa (or Edo) period, which lasted from 1603 to 1867, would be the final era of traditional Japanese government, culture and society before the Meiji Restoration of 1868 toppled the long-reigning Tokugawa shoguns and propelled the country into the modern era.