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Dark Ages (CN)

500 - 1000

1100's - Compass comes into use in Europe (CN)

1100 - 1200

1200’s - Without Ptolemy’s book, Europeans start over with maps (CN)

1200 - 1300

1200’s - Mongols build Empire (CN)

1200 - 1300

1266 - Pope Clement asks Roger Bacon to help figure out the threat (CN)

1266

1295 - Marco Polo Travels to China (CN)

1295

1300’s - Planudes rediscovers Ptolemy’s book (CN)

1300 - 1400

1300’s (late) - Ottoman Turks slowly take over Byzantine empire (CN)

1350 - 1400

1375 - Catalan Atlas completed (CN)

1375

1400 - Chrysoloras leaves Constantinople (CN)

1400

1400’s - Caravel comes into use in Europe (CN)

1400 - 1500

1400’s - Ottoman Turks control trade (CN)

1400 - 1500

1400’s - Portuguese sail down coast of Africa (CN)

1400 - 1500

1406-1409 - Angeli translates planudes’ book (CN)

1406 - 1409

1417 - Henry the Navigator starts navigation school (CN)

1417

1450 - Henry the Navigator dies (CN)

1450

1453 - Ottoman Turks take over Constantinople (CN)

1453

1487 - Dias sails around the tip of Africa (CN)

1487 - 1488