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Events

Caravel developed by Portuguese

1450

Marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella

1469

unites Spain

Bartolomeu Dias reaches Africa

1488

Columbian Exchange

1492 - 1750

Christopher Columbus reaches Western Hemisphere (Bahamas)

1492

Columbus returns to Hispaniola and brings animals

1493

Treaty of Toredesillas between Portugal and Spain

1494

Vasco de Gama reaches India

1498

Encomienda System

1503 - 1720

Vasco Nunez Balboa discovers Pacific Ocean

1513

Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida

1513

Protestant Reformation

1517

1st Circumnavigation of Globe (Magellan)

1522