world history 2-1

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  • 1,498 BCE

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper.

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper.
  • 1,400 BCE

    Paper was invented by the Chinese.

    Paper was invented by the Chinese.
  • -570 BCE

    Mohammad founded the Islamic religion.

    Mohammad founded the Islamic religion.
  • -15 BCE

    The Songhai Empire was established in Africa.

    The Songhai Empire was established in Africa.
  • -14 BCE

    Erasmus spread the idea of “humanism.”

    Erasmus spread the idea of “humanism.”
  • -4 BCE

    Jesus was the founder of the Christian religion.

    Jesus was the founder of the Christian religion.
  • -2 BCE

    Silk routes emerged connecting trade between the Mediterranean Basin and Asia.

    Silk routes emerged connecting trade between the Mediterranean Basin and Asia.
  • AD 1

    The Inquisition was used to reinforce Catholic doctrine.

    The Inquisition was used to reinforce Catholic doctrine.
  • 1384

    John Wycliffe argued the Bible was the highest religious authority – not the Pope.

    John Wycliffe argued the Bible was the highest religious authority – not the Pope.
  • 1415

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

    Jan Huss was burned at the stake for being a heretic.
  • 1438

    The Hapsburg family was the most powerful family in Europe.

    The Hapsburg family was the most powerful family in Europe.
  • 1439

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press.

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press.
  • 1477

    Elizabeth I sponsored Sir Francis Drake’s exploration to the New World.

    Elizabeth I sponsored Sir Francis Drake’s exploration to the New World.
  • 1481

    The Ottoman Empire spread to Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe.

    The Ottoman Empire spread to Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe.
  • 1497

    The Renaissance began in the Italian city-states and spread to Northern Europe.

    The Renaissance began in the Italian city-states and spread to Northern Europe.
  • 1498

    Michelangelo sculpted the Pieta.

    Michelangelo sculpted the Pieta.
  • 1501

    Michelangelo sculpted the statue of David.

    Michelangelo sculpted the statue of David.
  • 1503

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa

    Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa
  • 1508

    Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

    Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
  • 1509

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination.

    John Calvin developed the idea of predestination.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door.

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to a church door.
  • 1521

    Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther.

    Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther.
  • 1526

    The Mughal Empire began in Northern India.

    The Mughal Empire began in Northern India.
  • 1533

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

    Henry VIII broke from the Church in Rome and divorced his wife.
  • 1534

    The Jesuits were spread the Catholic faith.

    The Jesuits were spread the Catholic faith.
  • 1536

    Henry VIII became the head of the Anglican Church.

    Henry VIII became the head of the Anglican Church.
  • 1545

    Catholic leaders met at the Council of Trent.

    Catholic leaders met at the Council of Trent.
  • 1556

    Queen Elizabeth I defeated Philip II’s Spanish Armada.

    Queen Elizabeth I defeated Philip II’s Spanish Armada.
  • Henry IV issued the Edict of Nantes.

    Henry IV 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.