annanymousli

Events

European Exploration

1400 - 1700

Explorers opening up new trade routes and discovering new land.

Henry the Nagivator, made Duke of Viseu, established trade with Africa after his discovery.

1415

THE EARLY MODERN ERA

1450

15th Century through the 18th Century

Christopher Columbus lands in the Americas in search for gold and land.

1492

Scientific Revolution

1500 - 1700

The period saw a fundamental transformation in scientific ideas across mathematics, physics, astronomy, and biology in institutions supporting scientific investigation and in the more widely held picture of the universe.

ASIAN MODERN ERA

1500 - 1800

Martin Luther and 95 Theses- exposed and questioned the pope’s reprieves from penance.

1517

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Political, cultural, and religious upheaval in Europe. Reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Henry VIII questioned catholic churches and their practices. This triggered war, persecutions and the counter-reformation.

John Calvin, a French Protestant, put his doctrine, which stressed god’s power and humanity’s predestined fate, to practice. Calvinism spread to Scotland, France, Transylvania and the Low Countries.

1519

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1857

Atlantic Slave Trade- Transportation of African slaves from Africa to Americas, using the triangular trade route.

1526

Henry VIII of England dissolved England’s monasteries to confiscate their wealth and worked to place the Bible in the hands of the people

1547

Elizabeth I took the throne ruled england as a middle way between Calvinism and Catholicism.

1559

Tycho Brahe discovers the first super nova

1572

Johannes Kepler, a German Mathematician, publishes New Astronomy

1600

Henry Hudson led expedition to America for Dutch East India Company and laid claim to present day Albany.

1609

Pierre Gassendi, familiar with Kepler's astronomical tables, becomes the first to observe a transit of the planet Mercury across the disc of the sun.

1631

Ming Dynasty fell to the Qing Dynasty.

1644

Robert Hooke saw cells in cork. First used name 'cells'.

1665

The Enlightenment

1670 - 1800

Isaac Newton discovers Law of Gravity, thus formulating Laws of Motion and Law of Universal Gravitation

1687

THE EARLY MODERN ERA

1750