Early Modern Era Timeline assignment (1450-1750)

Events

Ming dynasty

1425 - 1644

Gutenberg's printing press starts becoming influential

1450

Ottoman capture of Constantinople

1453

Much of Russia freed from Tatars by Ivan the Great

1462

Portugal establishes a fort along the Gold Coast

1481

Portuguese round Cape of Good Hope

1488

Christopher Columbus' journey to the Americas

1492

Spanish Inquisition begins

1492

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Basco de Gama's first voyage to India

1497

Commercial Revolution

1500 - 1599

First Spanish colonies on Latin America mainland

1509

Portugues conquer Malacca

1511

Ottoman victory over Safavids at Chaldiron

1514

Luther's 95 Theses

1517

Magellan circumnavigates the globe

1519 - 1521

Rule of Suleyman the Magnificent

1520 - 1566

Hernan Cortes conquers the Aztecs

1520

Babur conquers India at Battle of Panipat

1526

Francisco Pizarro conquers the Incas

1533

Life of Ivan the Terrible

1533 - 1584

Catholic Reformation

1545 - 1648

Religious wars in France, Germany, and Britain

1550 - 1649

Reign of Akbar

1556 - 1605

English slave trade begins

1562

Ottoman fleet defeated in Battle of Lepanto

1571

Jesuits arrive in China

1580 - 1590

Reign of Abbas I (the Great) in Persia (1588-1629)

1588 - 1629

Rise of Asante and Dahomey kingdoms

1600 - 1800

Dutch and British take over Portuguese-controlled parts of Asia

1600 - 1700

Scientific Revolution

1600 - 1700

Tokugawa shogunate established

1603

Time of Troubles

1604 - 1613

Romanov dynasty

1613 - 1750

Christianity banned in Japan

1614

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Construction of Taj Mahal begins

1632

Japan moves into self-imposed isolation

1640 - 1650

Dutch begin conquests of Java (Indonesia)

1641

Reign of King Louis XIV, France

1643 - 1715

Manchu Qing dynasty rules China

1644 - 1750

Dutch establish colony at Cape of Good Hope

1652

Reign of Peter the Great

1689 - 1725

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Fall of the Safavid dynasty

1722

Mughal capital sacked

1739

Reign of Catherine the Great

1762 - 1796

Pugachev Revolt

1773 - 1775