Unit 4

Main

Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections

Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the western hemisphere

1492

Vaso da Gama's first voyage to India

1497 - 1499

Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation of the world

1519 - 1522

Spanish conquest of the Philippines

1565 - 1575

The Transformation of Europe

Foundation of the Spanish Inquisition

1478

Publication of the "Ninety-Five Theses"

1517

Life of Isaac Newton

1642 - 1727

Reign of King Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania

Brazil claimed for Portugal by Pedro Alvarez de Cabral

1500

Smallpox epidemic in Caribbean

1518

Spanish conquest of Mexico

1519 - 1521

Spanish conquest of Peru

1532 - 1540

Foundation of Port Royal(Nova Scotia)

1604

Captain James Cook's exploration of the Pacific Ocean

1768 - 1779

Establishment of the first European colony in Australia

1788

Africa and the Atlantic World

Beginning of the Portuguese slave trade

1441

Songhay empire

1464 - 1591

Reign of King Afonso I of Kongo

1506 - 1542

Reign of Queen Nzinga of Ndongo

1623 - 1663

Haitian Revolution

1793 - 1804

End of British slave trade

1807

Tradition and Change in East Asia

Ming Dynasty China

1368 - 1644

Tokugawa Shogunate Japan

1600 - 1867

Qing Dynasty China

1644 - 1911

Reign of Qianlong

1736 - 1795

British trade mission to China

1793

The Islamic Empires

Ottoman Dynasty

1289 - 1923

Reign of Mehmed the Conqueror

1451 - 1481

Reign of Shah Ismail

1501 - 1722

Reign of Suleyman the Magnificent

1520 - 1566

Mughal Dynasty

1526 - 1858

Reign of Akbar

1556 - 1605