Global Interactions Timeline: 1450-1750

(not including bookends)

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Kingdom of Songhai in Africa

1464 - 1591

Bartolomeu Diaz reaches the “Cape of Good Hope”

1488

Columbus discovers America

1492

Vasco De Gama lands in Calicut

1498

Protestant Reformation

1517

Cortez conquers the Aztecs

1521

Mughal Empire in India (officially 1857)

1526 - 1761

Pizarro ends the Inca empire

1533

Portuguese traders to Japan

1542

Encomienda system is abolished

1543

Silver is discovered at Potosi

1545

Catholic Inquisition set up in Spanish America

1569

Mita forced mine-labor system in Andean Spanish America

1574

Fall of Songhai Empire

1591

First African slaves to the Americas; begins African slave trade

1592

Beginning of increased imposition of Sharia Law

1600

Glorious Revolution in Britain

1688 - 1690