World History Timeline (1450-1750)

Events

European Exploration

1400 - 1700

Prince Henry the Navigator,established trade with Africa after his discovery

1415

Early Modern Era

1450

Martin Luther's 95 Theses [1517 CE]- attacked and wrote about the sale of indulgences and overall corruption of the Church and gained a following

1483

Christopher Columbus lands in the Americas in search of gold and land

1492

Modern Era

1500 - 1800

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

John Calvin-French lawyer who converted to Protestantism,established an ideal Protestant community in Geneva, started Calvinism which would use missionaries to spread their protestant ideas.

1519

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1857

Atlantic slave trade- Transportation of Africans slaves from Africa to america, Using the triangular trade route

1526

Henry VIII of England dissolved England's monasteries to confiscate their wealth and worked to place the bible i the hands of the people

1547

The Scientific Revolution

1550 - 1700

Elizabeth I- Took throne and ruled England in the middle way between Calvinism and Catholicism

1558

Tycho Brahe discoverers the first super nova

1572

Johannes Kepler, A German Mathematician, Publishes New Astronomy

1600

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

1609

Galileo Galilei- Invented the telescope and being able to see new things in space,

1609

Pierre Gassendi, who was 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 fall to the Qing dynasty

1644

The Enlightenment

1680 - 1800

Issac Newton discovers Law of Gravity, formulating law of motion and Law of universal gravitation

1687

John Locke,an English philosopher who was interested in the natural laws of politics,his theories and ideas led to the Glorious Revolution and the constitutional monarchy in England.

1688

Early modern Era

1750