World History Timeline #1 : 1450-1750

The Early Modern Era: 15th Century Through The 18th Century


Ottoman Dynasty

1289 - 1923

Founder was Osman Bey and had a very good military. They are well known for the use of gun powder

Invention of the Printing Press


Spread ideas across Europe and made copies of books faster such as the bible. Made by Johannes Gutenberg

Portuguese Slave Trade


Slaves were traded and were forced to work at plantations.

Columbus First Voyage


Tried to discover a trading route Asia but instead landed in Americas with people already living in it. He traded animals, plants, culture and even diseases.

Vasca Da Gamas Voyage to India

1460 - 1524

Mission to reach India and open a sea route from Europe to the East

Russians Independence From Mongols


Ivan The Great leads his rebellion to overthrow the Mongols and reunites with the autocratic rule

Treaty of Tordesillas


Set imaginary boundaries for control of "New World"

The Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Schism from the Roman Catholic Church started by Martin Luther and was continued by John Calvin

Martin Luthers 95 Theses


Protest of Catholic beliefs and supported Protestantism

Mughal Dynasty

1526 - 1858

True leader was Akbar and played a major role in the subcontinent of Asia because of their use of artillery and firearms.

Spanish Armada


Naval fleet sent by King Philip II

First British Settlement in US


Was lead by John Smith

30 Years War

1618 - 1648

Longest and most destructive conflicts. Resulted in 8 million casualties.

English Civil War

1642 - 1649

Armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists


1682 - 1725

Peter The Great westernizing Russia with his knowledge such as how to build ships from his journey to Europe

European Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Spread of ideas concerning God, reason, nature, and humanity during the 17th and 18th century


Prince Henry The Navigator

1394 - 1460

Christopher Columbus

1451 - 1506

Italian explorer and navigator. Known to have "discovered" America

Martin Luther


German monk - wrote about indulgences and how church is abusing their power. He started the Protestant Reformation

John Calvin

1509 - 1564

French lawyer - started Calvinism to spread protestant ideas

Ivan the Terrible

1533 - 1584

Grand Prince of Moscow. Throne at 3 years old. Gave codes of laws and added land and rule justly. Blamed boyars for poisoning his wife so he went against them and killed thousand of families. Killed his oldest son.

King Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

Was an absolute monarch and had most of his work done by his prime minister Cardinal Recheliev

Oliver Cromwell

1653 - 1658

Began defeating Caveliers and held King prisoner. Supporter of parliament

Peter The Great

1682 - 1725