AP World History 1450 C.E. - 1750 C.E.

Events

The adventures of Prince Henry

1393 - 1460

Infante Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu (1393 – 1460), better known as Prince Henry the Navigator, was an important figure in 15th-century Portuguese politics and in the early days of the Portuguese Empire.

Ottoman dynasty imperialism

1453 - 1700

The Ottoman Empire, also known as the Turkish Empire, was an empire founded at the end of the thirteenth century in northwestern Anatolia by the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader Osman.

Martin Luther’s attack on the Roman Catholic Church

1483 - 1546

Martin Luther (1483 – 1546), was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

The discovery of the Americas

1492

In 1492 a Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Christopher Columbus resulted in the discovery of the Americas, a continent which was previously unknown in Europe, as well as the colonization of the Americas.

First African slaves in the West Indies

1501

Slavery in the Spanish American colonies was an economic and social institution central to the operations of the Spanish Empire - it bound Africans and indigenous people to a relationship of colonial exploitation.

Calvinism

1509 - 1564

John Calvin (1509 – 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.

The Spanish Armada

1588

The Spanish Armada was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from A Coruña in August 1588, under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England.

The aftermath of the Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

The Thirty Years' War was a series of wars in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. It was one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European history, as well as the deadliest European religious war, resulting in eight million casualties.

Japanese isolation

1623 - 1641

Sakoku was the foreign relations policy of Japan under which severe restrictions were placed on the entry of foreign nationals to Japan and Japanese nationals were forbidden to leave the country on penalty of death if they returned without special permission.

King George's War

1744 - 1748

King George's War (1744–1748) is the name given to the military operations in North America that formed part of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748).