Transition to Modern World

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In History
  • -500 BCE

    Siddhartha Gautama Becomes Buddah

    Siddhartha Gautama Becomes Buddah
    In the 6th-4th Century B.C., Siddhartha Gautama went into a forest and meditated until he became enlightened, and he became the Buddha.
  • 1096

    The First Crusade Starts

    The First Crusade Starts
    The Christians wanted to retake Jerusalem from the Muslims, so the church told people that if they joined this crusader army than they would automatically go to Heaven, so many people joined and they encountered lots of fights before eventually overtaking the Muslims and retaking Jerusalem.
  • 1347

    Black Death Hits Europe

    Black Death Hits Europe
    The Black Death starts in Western Europe and spreads to all of Europe over a span of a few years and wipes out almost half of the European population.
  • 1440

    Printing Press Was Invented

    Printing Press Was Invented
    The printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg, and this allowed people to make many copies of one document and spread it all over.
  • 1492

    Columbus Sails to America

    Columbus Sails to America
    Columbus sailed to what he thought was India so he could get spices, but where he actually ended up was America.
  • 1504

    Sculpture of David is Completed

    Sculpture of David is Completed
    The Sculpture of David is a marble sculpture made by Michelangelo that depicts the stance that David had before his fight with Goliath in the Bible.
  • 1511

    The School of Athens is Completed

    The School of Athens is Completed
    The School of Athens is a fresco made by Raphael during the Italian Rennaissance. It depicts lots of famous scientists, astronomers, mathematicians, and philosophers of that time period all together converging with each other.
  • 1517

    Luther's 95 Theses Were Made

    Luther's 95 Theses Were Made
    Luther made a list of 95 things wrong with the Catholic Church and he used the printing press to spread these concerns.
  • Apr 26, 1564

    William Shakespeare is Born

    William Shakespeare is Born
    William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers to ever live is born in Stratford upon Avon.
  • Galileo's Telescope Is Invented

    Galileo's Telescope Is Invented
    Galileo invented the telescope so he could get evidence to prove the Church wrong on if the whole universe revolves around the Earth.