Must Know Dates, People, Places and things in the time period 1450=1750.
He made great strides in the maritime navigation field and was an explorer.
First to sail around the Cape of Good Hope. he was Portuguese.
First European to discover the Americas. He was Spanish funded and an explorer.
This is when the ottoman Empire seiged and sacked Constantinople.
First to sail from Europe straight to India. he was an explorer and a trader.
Crossed the Isthmus of Panama into the pacific Ocean. Spanish conquistador
Sailed from Europe to find the Spice Island in the Indian Ocean. He was an explorer and a merchant.
This is when the Spanish explorer Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope, opening up ages of Indian Ocean commerce, and bringing Europe into that area.
This began Columbus' voyages to the Americas and the Spanish fire that was the Reconquista.
This is the approximate time when the first slaves from Africa were shipped over the the Americas.
Martin Luther started the official Protestant Reformation by posting up his work the 95 Theses on the door of a Catholic Church in his area.
Cortez executed the leader of the Aztec empire, ending their reign in the Americas and starting a new era of European dominance.
Soon after Cortez conquered the Aztecs, Pizarro topples the Inca empire.
This marked the decline of the dominance of the ottoman empire in the middle east.
The British use their fireship strategy and annihilate the Spanish fleet. This marks the newfound dominance of the British.
The Battle of Sekigahara, which marks the Tokugawa rule in Japan and the unification of Japan as a nation.
This marks the arrival of the British in the Americas and the beginning of decades of colonization.
This was the war between religions and countries in Europe. Catholics and protestants and Hapsburgs and Bourbons duked it out on the battlefield.
He was a powerful King of France and caled the Sun King. He was a good example of an absolute monarch.
These two were great Russian rulers who brought Russia out of the dark ages and Westernized the country.
The ottomans failed siege of Vienna, again, marked a further decline of their influence and power.
This was the finalization of the English Bill of Rights and the Treaty of Nerchinsk, which marked an era of peace in Europe.