Western Civilization II Unit I (Ch. 14, 15, 16) Timeline

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Marco Polo

1254 - 1324

Marco Polo travels for 24 years

1269

(exploring Asia with his father and uncle)

The Great Schism

1378 - 1417

(2 popes)

Henry the Navigator

1394 - 1460

The Age of Exploration

1450 - 1650

Vespucci discovers that the 'new world' is in fact a separate continent

1454

Angela Marici (The Urseline Order of Nuns)

1474 - 1540

Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Diaz sails to Cape of Good Hope and returns home due to treacherous weather

1487

Ignatius Loyola (The Society of Jesuits)

1491 - 1556

Christopher Columbus' voyages commence

1492

De Gama successfully travels to India and returns

1497

Cabot sets sail for Brazil and discovers "New Foundland"

1497

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon

1509

Catherine of Aragon provides Henry VIII with a daughter named Mary

1516

Martin Luther posts his Ninety Five Theses on the power of Indulgences

1517

Magellan sent to find sea route to Asia

1519

Cortes sets out to conquer The Mexica Empire

1519

Martin Luther translates the New Testament

1523

The German Peasant's Revolts

1525

(over 75,000 people killed)

PIzzaro conquers the Incas; lands in Peru

1532

Cartier makes several voyages; explored Canada

1534 - 1541

Supremacy Act passed

1534

Anne Boleyn (2nd wife of Henry VIII) is beheaded

1536

Jane Seymour (3rd wife of Henry VIII) provides Henry VIII with son named Edward

1537

Queen Mary of Scots rules in Scotland

1542 - 1567

Edward (son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour) rules

1547 - 1553

Mary Tudor rules

1553 - 1558

Mary Tudor marries Phillip

1554

The Peace of Augsburg

1555

Philip becomes Phillip II

1556

Elizabeth Tudor rules

1558 - 1603

William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

First Religious/ CIvil War

1568 - 1578

Queen Mary of Scots abdicates the throne

1568

Peter Paul Ruben

1571 - 1640

Queen Mary of Scots is beheaded by order of Queen Elizabeth

1587

Second Religious War/ The Spanish Armadda

1588

Edict of Nantes

1598

James I of England rules

1603 - 1625

Bible divided into chapters and verses

1611

Third Religious War/ Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Louis XIV of France (absolutism)

1643 - 1715

Peace of Westphalia

1648

Johanna Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750