World Histroy

By GiffKen
  • Aug 25, 1096

    Crusades are fought

    Crusades are fought
    Battle between the Christians and Muslims for the Holy Land. They were military campaings sanctioned by the Roman Catholic church. Ended with the fall of the last Christian stronghold
  • Aug 27, 1300

    Renaissance begins

    Renaissance begins
    Europe's period of artistic and intellectual achievement. Began in Florence Italy. Was a cultural movement that spanned the period of 14th and 17th centuries.
  • Sep 11, 1337

    100 Years War Begins

    100 Years War Begins
    Wasnt just one war, there was many. The wars were between France and England. Fighting before the war, and after the war. Mainly fought in France. Many stopping peroids.
  • Aug 25, 1347

    Black Death begins in Europe

    Black Death begins in Europe
    Killed one third of Europe's Population. People didnt know what caused it. Carried by Mice
  • Sep 5, 1368

    Ming Dynasty in China

    Ming Dynasty in China
    It is importnant because with the dynasty, it made China ripe for rebellion, and rise of a new dynasty
    Ended in 1644
  • Oct 17, 1405

    Voyages of Zheng He

    Voyages of Zheng He
    Started in 1405 nd ended in 1433. Had 317 ships. Looking for spices to trade. Known as China's great armada.
  • Sep 11, 1431

    Joan of Arc burned at the stake

    Joan of Arc burned at the stake
    Rally call for the French, Age of 13 had these visions of the war outcome. Eventually at age 19, she was burned at the stake
  • Oct 17, 1453

    Ottomans conquer Constantinople

    Ottomans conquer Constantinople
    Marked the end of the Roman Empire. Roman Empire lasted for 1,500 years. Ottomans were commanded by a 21 year old boy named Mehmad II
  • Sep 25, 1455

    Johanes Gutenburg - printing press

    Johanes Gutenburg - printing press
    Made reading alot easier, and you could make more than 1 copy, His first publish with the printing press was the bible.
  • Sep 29, 1492

    1st voyage of Columbus

    1st voyage of Columbus
    Columbus departed Spain in 1492. He quickly made port in Canary Islands. He was in command of 3 ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria
  • Oct 17, 1492

    Jews, gypsies and moors expelled from Spain

    Jews, gypsies and moors expelled from Spain
    Lack of interest in historians. Made there own empire. There empire called Angelo Americans.
  • Sep 9, 1497

    Da Gama lands in India

    Da Gama lands in India
    With De Gama landed there, The Portugese were able to establish more trade routes and eventually become one of the richest and most powerful nations.
  • Sep 29, 1500

    Copernicus publishes heliocentric theory

    Copernicus publishes heliocentric theory
    Copernicus recongized that the geocentric theory did not explain the movements of the sun and moom and planets. The idea that the earth orbits the sun was not completely new. But Copernicus developed a detailed explanation about how everything rotates.
  • Oct 1, 1500

    Slave trade across Atlantic

    Slave trade across Atlantic
    Planters used indentured servants - people worked for a set period of time. In exhange for passage to the Americas from Europe. As a result million of Africans were forcibly taken to the Americas before the slave trade ended in the 1800's
  • Sep 23, 1501

    Safavid Empire

    Safavid Empire
    The conflict related to Islams split into the rival Sunni and Shia sects
  • Oct 7, 1502

    Naming of the new world

    Naming of the new world
    The new world is another name for the Western Hemisphere. America was named after a man named Amerigo Vespucci. Founded by Christpher Columbus in 1505
  • Sep 3, 1506

    Da Vinci paints the "Mona Lisa"

    Da Vinci paints the "Mona Lisa"
    It is important because it tries to capture the complexity of the human spirit with its mysterious smile.
  • Aug 29, 1508

    Michelangelo begins painting Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo begins painting Sistine Chapel
    It shows personal characteerizations of Biblical figures. Took 4 years.
  • Oct 9, 1509

    Henry VIII founds Angelican Church

    Henry VIII founds Angelican Church
    Remained a believer in Catholic Church. 2nd monarch of the Tudor Dynasty. Own establishment at church of England.
  • Sep 19, 1517

    Martin Luther posts 95 theses

    Martin Luther posts 95 theses
    Martin Luther removes himself from the church to basically show the people that they're are better things
  • Sep 25, 1519

    Magellan starts his trip "around the world"

    Magellan starts his trip "around the world"
    First person to circumnavigate the world, he sailed from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 17, 1526

    Mughai Empire begins

    Mughai Empire begins
    "Invaders from Afghanistan. Was a muslim empire that over ran the Iran states. Never got as far as India
  • Sep 15, 1537

    Pizarro invades the Inca Empire

    Pizarro invades the Inca Empire
    After they invaded the Inca Empire, they destroyed the Inca army then they eventually took it over
  • Oct 9, 1545

    Council of Trent

    Council of Trent
    Has been described as the counter reformation. Prompted by the Protestand Reformation. Took place in Northern Italy.
  • Sep 17, 1556

    Phillip II rules Spain

    Phillip II rules Spain
    Wanted to spread the Roman Catholic faith and conquer England. Went from 1556 to 1598. Born in 1527
  • Oct 13, 1558

    Elizabeth 1 beomes Queen of England

    Elizabeth 1 beomes Queen of England
    She was th elong ruling Queen of England, Governed stability for 44 years. Her era is known as the "Elizabeth Era"
  • Age of Enlightment

    Age of Enlightment
    Wanted to focus more on indivicual stuff rather than tradition. Spread across Europe into the United States. Ended in 18th century. Lasted 192 years. 1600-1792
  • Jamestown, colony in Virginia founded

    Jamestown, colony in Virginia founded
    Where people went before Plymoth. Lasted 13 years. The government, customs, languages are all part of the United States heritage today.
  • Peter 1 (the great) becomes Czar

    Peter 1 (the great) becomes Czar
    Expanded the tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European war. Very interested in shipbuiding. Enjoyed Maritime power
  • Louis XIV becomes King of France

    Louis XIV becomes King of France
    He revoked thr Edict of Nanes. Known for aggressive foregin policy. Led a monarch during French's classical age.
  • Qing Dynasty begins in China

    Qing Dynasty begins in China
    China again grew prosperous and expanded to its largest size in history.
  • Oliver Cromwell rules England

    Oliver Cromwell rules England
    Happened 5 years, in 1653-1658. Believed everyone should live there lives according to what was written in the bible. Cromwell believed everyone in England should follow his example.
  • Thomas Hobbes write "Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes write "Leviathan
    Established social contract theory. Best known as political philosophy. Co founder of political science
  • Catherine the Great rules Russia

    Catherine the Great rules Russia
    Wanted to expand Russian territory and make Russia more European
  • U.S. Constitution is ratified

    U.S. Constitution is ratified
    Recongizes that government exists to serve the people
  • French Revolution begins

    French Revolution begins
    Without the French Revolution, us people would not have our rights.
  • Reign of terror begins

    Reign of terror begins
    Louis XIV dies. The constituion is established. Lasts more than 10 months.
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    Napoleon becomes Emperor
    Napoleon promised stability, also pledged to uphold some key revolutionary reforms. The people would willingly give up some freedoms if Napoleon could bring peace, prosperity, and glory to france
  • Napolean defeated at Waterloo

    Napolean defeated at Waterloo
    final defeat for the French military leader and emperor. Conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. 25,000 men were killed
  • Tokugawa Shogunate ends

    Tokugawa Shogunate ends
    Head of the govenment were shoguns. Called the "tokugawa" period. Also called the Edo period