The Age of Exploration

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Conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed II

1453

Spanish Inquisition Begins

1480

Dias Sails Around the Cape of Good Hope

1488

Columbus' Voyages

1492 - 1502

John Cabot Lands in Newfoundland

1497

Vasco da Gama Reaches India

1498

Da Vinci Paints the Mona Lisa

1503 - 1506

Machiavelli Writes The Prince

1513

Martin Luther's 95 Theses

1517

Magellan's Circumnavigation

1519 - 1522

Cortés Conquers Aztec Empire

1519 - 1522

Pizzaro's Conquest of the Inca

1530 - 1535

Formation of the Church of England

1531

Jacques Cartier Claims Quebec for France

1534

Portuguese Land in Japan

1543

British East India Company Founded

1600

Tokugawa Shogunate Established

1600