Early Modern Era

Middle East

Reign of Abbas I

1588 - 1629

Fall of the Safavid Dynasty

1722

Europe

Gutenberg's printing press starts becoming influential

1450

Ottoman capture of Constantinople

1453

Portuguese round Cape of Good Hope

1488

Spanish inquisition begins

1492

Christopher Columbus' journey to the Americas

1492

vasco de gama's first voyage to India

1497

Commercial Revolution

1500 - 1600

Luther's 95 Theses

1517