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Compass is invented in China

100 BC

Ptolemy writes Geography

100 AD

Europeans are making TO maps

700 AD - 1200 AD

Mongols are conquering

1200 - 1300

Roger Bacon writes about geography

1266

Planudes finds copy of Geography and recreates a map

1300

Chrysoloras brings his copy of Geography to Florence

1397

Angeli translates Geography from Greek to Latin

1406 - 1409

Henry the Navigator starts the school of navigation

1417

The Ottoman Turks conquer Constantinople

1453

The Portuguese make it around the tip of Africa

1488

Columbus sails across the Atlantic Ocean

1492