The printing press is invented by Johannes Gutenberg.
The Ottoman Empire Captures Constantinople
The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Constantinople, signaling an end to the Byzantine Empire. Also it is the end of the Hundred Years War.
Christopher Columbus' First Voyage
Christopher Columbus becomes the first voyager to come into contact with the Caribbean and the Americas.
Treaty of Tordesillas
This treaty split the new discoveries of the Americas between Portugal and Spain due to fighting over who got which land.
The Protestant Reformation
1517 CE - 1648 CE
Martin Luther created the Protestant Reformation in which he states that the Catholic Church was not fulfilling the needs for their religion and that this could be saved by having more faith.
Galileo Galilei is Born
This future famous astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, and physicist was born in this year and he played a very significant role in the Scientific Revolution like improving the telescope and many more things.
Jamestown, Virginia is Settled
The first settlement of many made by English colonists on American mainland.
The Thirty Years War
1618 CE - 1648 CE
This long war began as a religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants and escalated into a fight over who wanted to become independent centralized states and it lasted for thirty years.
1650 CE - 1800 CE
This movement began with many new discoveries and ideas that branched out from the traditional Christian and religious aspects on life itself. This included scientific and mathematical breakthroughs that infuriated followers and leaders of Christianity as this sprouted many more new ideas that went against theirs.
Start of the Industrial Revolution
1760 CE - Approx. 1830 CE
The beginning of the Industrial Revolution sparked many new inventions and manufactured goods that increased in the country of Great Britain.