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Ottomans capture Constantinople

1453

Height of Aztec Empire

1480 - 1490

Dias rounded Cape of Good Hope

1488

Columbus / Reconquista of Spain

1492

First African Slaves to Americas

1502

Martin Luther- 95 theses

1517

Cortez conquered the Aztecs

1521

First unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna (Suleiman)

1529

Pizarro toppled the Inca

1533

Discovery of silver at Potosí

1545

Battle of Lepanto (naval defeat of Ottomans)

1571

Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British

1588

Battle of Sekigahara (beginning of Tokugawa Shogunate)

1600

Foundation of Jamestown

1607

30 Years War

1618 - 1648

End of Ming/Beginning of Qing Dynasty

1644

Cape Town colony founded (Dutch)

1653

Second unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna (Mehmet IV)

1683

Glorious Revolution / English Bill of Rights

1689