6 Major events in the 1400's

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the beginning of the Renaissance Era

1453

the beginning of the Renaissance Era (circa 1453) with a return to research and learning after the Dark Ages

Christopher Columbus

August 3, 1492

August 3, 1492 - After years of negotiations to get the funds to make his journey, Christopher Columbus sets out on three ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, to find a westward passage to the Indies under the auspices of Queen Isabella I of the Iberian Peninsula

The Treaty of Tordesillas

June 7, 1494

June 7, 1494 - The Treaty of Tordesillas, between Spain and Portugal, attempted to ratify and clarify ownership of the lands outside Europe and who could claim them.

King Henry VII signs agreement

March 5, 1496

March 5, 1496 - King Henry VII signs agreement with John (Giovanni) Cabot to explore the western hemisphere under the flag and authority of England.

John Cabot

May 2, 1497

May 2, 1497 - On his second voyage for England from the port of Bristol, John Cabot (aka Giovanni, a Venoese native sailing under the English flag) rediscovers the North American continent on June 24, 1497, the first European exploration of the continent since Norse explorers in the 11th century.

Cabot undertook a second voyage to the New World

May 1498

May 1498 - Cabot undertook a second voyage to the New World under his English papers.