Timeline

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In History
  • Period:
    -950 BCE
    to
    1250

    Cahokia's golden age

  • Period:
    -850 BCE
    to
    -750 BCE

    Homer

    Greek poet and storyteller.
  • -750 BCE

    Zapotec settlement attacked, temple burned.

  • Period:
    -384 BCE
    to
    -322 BCE

    Aristotle

  • Period:
    -276 BCE
    to
    -194 BCE

    Eratosthenes

    Greek scientific writer, astronomer, and poet, the first man known to have calculated the Earth's circumference.
  • Period:
    -70 BCE
    to
    19

    Virgil

    Roman author who put Homer's stories and others into a book.
  • Period:
    100
    to
    168

    Ptolemy

    astronomer, geographer, and mathematician who considered the Earth the center of the universe.
  • Period:
    570
    to
    632

    Mohammed

    founder of Islam
  • 986

    Bjarni Herjolfsson, Viking sailor sights the coastline of North America

  • 1000

    Leif Eriksson establishes Viking settlement called Vineland

  • Period:
    1100
    to
    1300

    Anasazi were cliff dwellers

  • Period:
    1394
    to
    1460

    Prince Henry of Portugal

    Henry the Navigator, he encouraged exploration by sea
  • 1428

    Aztec triple alliance formed

  • 1438

    Chanka attack the Inca

  • Period:
    1450
    to
    1498

    John Cabot

  • 1452

    Gutenberg perfects his printing press with moveable type

  • 1454

    Gutenberg prints the first printed Bible

  • Period:
    1460
    to
    1521

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    explored and settled Puerto Rico, and explored Bimini (Bahamas) and Florida while searching for the FOuntain of Youth.
  • Period:
    1466
    to
    1520

    Moctezuma

    ruler of the Aztecs.
  • Period:
    1466
    to
    1520

    Dona Marina

    an Indian woman who had learned Spanish and who helped Cortes achieve his goals.
  • Period:
    1473
    to
    1543

    Nicolas Copernicus

    Renaissance astronomer.
  • Period:
    1474
    to
    1566

    Bartolome de Las Casas

    Dominican priest who spoke out for the American Indians against their Spanish overlords.
  • Period:
    1475
    to
    1541

    Fransico Pizarro

    conquered the Incan empire in Peru.
  • Period:
    1475
    to
    1519

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    first Spaniard to see the eastern shore of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Period:
    1480
    to
    1521

    Ferdinand Magellan

    Portuguese navigator and explorer whose shops first sailed around the world.
  • Period:
    1485
    to
    1547

    Hernando Cortes

    conqueror of the Aztec empire.
  • Period:
    1490
    to
    1560

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    one of only four men who survived a Spanish shipwreck on Florida's coast in 1528, he then wandered through Texas and what would become northern Mexico before finding a Spanish outpost in 1538.
  • Period:
    1491
    to
    1557

    Jacques Cartier

    French explorer of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and the St. Lawrence River.
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus sails to America

  • Period:
    1495
    to
    1558

    Fray Marcos de Niza

    Franciscan friar who helped lead the expedition that looked for the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola.
  • Period:
    1496
    to
    1542

    Hernando de Soto

    Spanish explorer who participated in Pizarro's conquest of Peru and then explored the North American continent from southwestern Florida north, through areas that are now part of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, across the Mississippi, into what is now Texas; the results of his explorations, together with Coronado's, convince the Spanish that the North American continent is hardly worth their trouble.
  • 1497

    John Cabot landed in Newfoundland and gave England claim to North America

  • 1497

    John Cabot leads first English expedition to America

  • 1503

    First African slaves come to the Caribbean Islands

    by 1574 there were 12,000
  • Period:
    1510
    to
    1544

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    Spanish explorer who discovered the Grand Canyon, but also found that tales of the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola were false.
  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa established first permanent European settlement and was the first to see the Pacific Ocean from the American continent.

  • 1518

    Smallpox breaks out on the Spanish island colony of Hispaniola, later spreading throughout the Americas

  • Period:
    1519
    to
    1522

    Iberian Ferdinand Magellan leads first global circumnavigation

  • Nov 8, 1519

    Hernan Cortes and Motecuhzoma meet at Tenochtitlan

  • 1526

    Incan emperor Wayna Qhapaq dies, resulting in civil war as his sons fight for power.

  • Period:
    1529
    to
    1565

    Jean Ribaut

    French Protestant who established the first French colony in North America: Charlesfort in what is now South Carolina.
  • Nov 16, 1532

    Francisco Pizarro and less than 200 Spanish men defeat more than 5,000 Inca and capture Atawallpa

  • Period:
    1533
    to

    Elizabeth I

    First Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1535

    Jacques Cartier leads first European expedition up the St. Lawrence River

  • 1539

    Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrives in Florida.

  • 1540

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado sets off to find Cibola

  • Period:
    1540
    to

    Sir Frances Drake

    English admiral who circumnavigated the globe (1577-80), played an important role in defeating the Spanish Armada (1588), and was the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan Age.
  • Period:
    1540
    to

    Francis Drake

  • Period:
    1550
    to

    Juan de Onate

    married Isabel de Tolosa Cortes Moctezuma, who was a descendant of famous conquistador Hernan and the Aztec emperor; founds the province of New Mexico in 1598
  • Period:
    1554
    to

    Sir Walter Raleigh

    a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, had great dreams for the Americas (both North and South) but they all came to naught; helped fun the failed attempt to establish a colony in Roanoke Island.
  • Period:
    1558
    to

    Elizabethan Age

  • 1562

    Charlesfort established

  • Period:
    1564
    to

    Galileo Galilei

    Italian physicist, mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer. Also called the "father of physics."
  • 1565

    St. Augustine founded

  • Period:
    1566
    to

    James Stuart (James I of England_

  • Period:
    1580
    to

    Squanto

    "Friendly Indian" who helped the people on the Mayflower.
  • Period:
    1580
    to

    John Smith

  • Period:
    1580
    to

    Samoset

    first native American to greet the English Pilgrims at Plymouth and to introduce them to the Wampanoag chief Massasoit.
  • Period:
    1580
    to

    Massasoit

    grand sachem of the Wampanoag Indians.
  • Period: to

    John Cotton

  • Period: to

    Tisquantum/Squanto

  • Period: to

    John Winthrop

    first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, elected 12 times in the 18 annual elections held between his arrival and death; had the foresight to demand that the company government and charter be moved to America from England.
  • Jose de Acosta speculate that Asia and America "must join somewhere"

  • Period: to

    William Bradford

  • Period: to

    William Bradford

  • Period: to

    Roger Williams

  • Jamestown becomes the first permanent English settlement in North America

  • Quebec founded

  • Santa Fe founded

  • Virginia is the first colony to elects its own representative government, the House of Burgesses.

  • Pilgrims/Mayflower

  • Mayflower Voyage

  • Mayflower Compact establishes new standard for self-government in America

  • Pilgrims land in the New World

  • Period: to

    Perigrine White

    Baby born on the Mayflower.
  • First college in North America, Harvard, founded in order to secure "a literate ministry to the churches."

  • Providence founded

  • Period: to

    LaSalle's adventures allow him to claim land for France

  • Marquette and Joliet travel down the Mississippi

  • Period: to

    Patrick Henry

  • Period: to

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Period: to

    James Madison

  • Period: to

    Revolutionary War

  • Period: to

    Lewis and Clark

  • Period: to

    Henry David Thoreau

    an American writer of the nineteenth century who imagined how North American must have looked centuries before Europeans arrives.
  • American archaeologist Matthew Stirling visits Olmec sculpture in Tres Zapotes, Mexico.

  • C. Vance Haynes proposed that the first Americans crossed to the Americas via the Beringia land bridge.