World History 2 timeline up to the Age of Exploration -- Rebecca Ellinger

Timeline created by Rebecca Ellinger
In History
  • 300

    The Muslims invented the triangular sail

    The Muslims invented the triangular sail
  • 610

    Muhammad began the Islamic religion

    Muhammad began the Islamic religion
  • 1300

    Humanists were created during the Italian Renaissance

    Humanists were created during the Italian Renaissance
  • 1368

    The Ming Dynasty began in China

    The Ming Dynasty began in China
  • 1400

    The Songhai Empire started in Africa

    The Songhai Empire started in Africa
  • 1415

    Jan Hus was burned at the stake for being a heretic.

    Jan Hus was burned at the stake for being a heretic.
  • 1440

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press
  • 1478

    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella started the Spanish Inquisition

    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella started the Spanish Inquisition
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus was sponsored by Queen Isabella to sail westward to reach Asia.

    Christopher Columbus was sponsored by Queen Isabella to sail westward to reach Asia.
  • 1492

    Gold, God, and Glory were the three main reasons for exploration.

    Gold, God, and Glory were the three main reasons for exploration.
  • 1493

    The Line of Demarcation divided the claims of Portugal and Spain

    The Line of Demarcation divided the claims of Portugal and Spain
  • 1498

    Leonardo da Vinci finished painting the Last Supper.

    Leonardo da Vinci finished painting the Last Supper.
  • 1499

    Michelangelo finished sculpting the Pieta

    Michelangelo finished sculpting the Pieta
  • 1500

    Slaves were shipped along the Middle Passage of Triangular Trade

    Slaves were shipped along the Middle Passage of Triangular Trade
  • 1508

    Michelangelo started painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo started painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • 1517

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door.

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door.
  • 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan started his circumnavigation of the globe.

    Ferdinand Magellan started his circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 1521

    Hernando Cortes and his forces overthrew the Aztec Empire

    Hernando Cortes and his forces overthrew the Aztec Empire
  • 1521

    Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther

    Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther
  • 1526

    The Mughal Empire began in India

    The Mughal Empire began in India
  • 1529

    Henry VIII broke from the Church in Rome and divorced his wife.

    Henry VIII broke from the Church in Rome and divorced his wife.
  • 1532

    Francisco Pizarro led the defeat of the Incas

    Francisco Pizarro led the defeat of the Incas
  • 1534

    Jacques Cartier explored the St, Lawrence River to Montreal for Canada

    Jacques Cartier explored the St, Lawrence River to Montreal for Canada
  • 1541

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination
  • 1541

    John Calvin established the idea of predestination.

    John Calvin established the idea of predestination.
  • 1545

    Followers of Paul III meet at the Council of Trent

    Followers of Paul III meet at the Council of Trent
  • 1558

    Queen Elizabeth I became head of the Anglican Church

    Queen Elizabeth I became head of the Anglican Church
  • Sir Francis Drake defeated the Spanish Armada.

    Sir Francis Drake defeated the Spanish Armada.
  • Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes.

    Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes.
  • Cardinal Richelieu got France involved in the Thirty Years' War

    Cardinal Richelieu got France involved in the Thirty Years' War