MAJOR EVENTS FROM PERIOD 4 (1450 - 1750)

Events

The Renaissance

1400 - 1600

First European export of slaves from West Africa

1440 - 1449

Columbus voyages to America

1492

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Potosi Mountain Discovered

1545

Potosi : silver mining town in Bolivia

Scientific Revolution

1550 - 1700

Spanish takeover Philippines

1565

Establishment of British and Dutch East India Companies in Asia

1600 - 1602

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Peak of transatlantic slave trade

1700 - 1799

18th century