Early Modern Era

Middle East

Ottoman Victory over Safavid Dynasty

1514

Rule of Suleyman the Magnificent

1520 - 1566

Ottoman fleet defeated in Battle of Lepanto

1571

Reign of Abbas I (the Great) in Persia

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

Christopher Columbus’ journey to the Americas

1492

Spanish Inquisition begins

1492