AP World History 1450 C.E. - 1750 C.E.


Prince Henry the Navigator

1393 - 1460

Promoted the study of navigation and directed voyages of exploration down the western coast of Africa.

Ottoman dynasty

1453 - 1700

Encompassed most of southeastern Europe.

Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Spoke out agianst the Catholic church. Started the Protestant Reformation and the Christian group known as Lutherans.

Dias voyage into Indian Ocean


Became the first Portuguese exploere to round the southern tip of Africa.

Columbus' first voyage


Established the exsistence of a vast new world across the Atlantic.

Treaty of Tordesillas


Drew an imaginary line down the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Qing Dynasty

1500 - 1644

Stimulated a international market for Qing goods.

Safavid dynasty

1502 - 1722

Established Shi'ite Islam throughout the land.

John Calvin

1509 - 1564

Creator of the group of Christians known as the Calvinisits.

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Distinguished proper Catholic doctrines from Protestant errors. Reaffirmed the supremacy of the pope and called for a number of reforms.

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1601

Built a telescope, and said that the earth was not alone in being heavy and changeable. Was met with criticism, but helped start scientific revolution.

Spanish Armada


Used in war agianst Britian

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Caused long lasting depopulation and economic decline in much of the Holy Roman Empire.

John Locke

1632 - 1704

Argued that rulers derived their authority from the consent of the governed and , like everyone else, were subject to the law.

Mughal Dynasty

1707 - 1761

These marked the last days of the Mughal Dynasty.

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

France had to yield Canada to England, and cede Louisiana to Spain.

Establishment of 1st colony in Australia


Eventually led to the establishment of Australia

Haitian Revolution

1789 - 1804

Rebellion that led to the establishment of Haiti as an independent country.