Period 1 Timeline

Europe

House of Tudor

1485 - 1603

The English crown dynasty.

Dias rounds Cape of Good Hope

1488

Bartolomeo Dias discovers a new route to Africa, passing through the southern tip of Africa.

Columbus departs from Spain

1492

Funded by the Spanish Crown, Columbus embarks on a journey to discover a new route to the East Indies.

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Pope divided the world into 2 parts, the western part belonging to Spain while the eastern to Portugal.

Vasco Da Gama returns from India

1498

Brings spices, makes enormous wealth. Encourages more merchants in sailing to India.

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Divided the Christian church in Europe into various sects, including the Anglicans and Lutherans.

England defeats Spanish Armada

1588

England navy, proves to be superior to Spanish, allowing for its military leadership.

Americas

Columbus lands on Bahamas

1492

Major Event! First significant contact between Europeans and Americans.

Ponce de Leon lands in Florida

1513

Cortes conquest of the Aztecs

1519 - 1521

Pizarro conquers the Inca

1533

Cartier explores St. Lawrence River

1534

St. Augustine Founded

1565

First Spanish colony in Florida

Roanoke Colony

1585

First attempts to establish a colony in North America by the English. It will fail.

Jamestown Founded

1607

First English colony in North America

Champlain founds Quebec City

July 3, 1608