Period 1

Europe

Henry the Navigator

1394 - 1460

Copernicus

1473 - 1543

Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Bartolomeu Dias rounds Cape of Good Hope

1488 CE

Columbus discovers America

1492

Scientific Revolution

Approx. 1500 - Approx. 1700

John Calvin

1509 - 1564

The Reformation

Approx. 1517 - Approx. 1648

Magellan Circumnavigates the Glove

1519 - 1522

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

Kepler

1571 - 1630

Thirty Year's War

1618 - 1648

Newton

1642 - 1727

The Enlightenment

Approx. 1650 - Approx. 1800

Seven Year's War

1756 - 1763

Africa and the Atlantic World

Beginning of Portuguese Slave Trade

1450

Songhay Empire

1464 - 1591

First Plantation, Spanish Hispaniola

1516

Olaudah Equiano

1745 - 1797

End of Slave Trade

1803 - 1845

Beginning of the End of Slavery in the World

1833

East Asia

The Great Wall Completion

1368 CE - 1644 CE

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Shoguns Halt Christian Missions

1587 - 1639

Tokugawa Shogunate

1600 - 1867

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1911

The Americas and Oceania

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Brazil claimed by Portugal

1500

Spanish conquer Mexico

1519 - 1521

Spanish Conquer Peru

1532 - 1540

Foundation of Port Royal

1604

Foundation of Jamestown

1607

Foundation of Quebec

1608

Foundation of New Amsterdam

1623

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Transfer of French Canadian Possession to England

1763

First European Colony in Australia

1788

Islamic Empires

Ottoman Empire

1299 - 1923

Mehmed the Conqueror's Reign

1451 - 1481

Safavid Empire

1501 - 1722

Reign of Suleyman the Magnificent

1520 - 1566

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1858

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1858