Global Interactions (1450-1750)

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In History
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Ottomans led by Mehmet take Constantinople, ending Byzantine empire

    Ottomans led by Mehmet take Constantinople, ending Byzantine empire
  • Jan 1, 1462

    Ivan III "the Great") ends Russian tribute to the Golden Horde

    Ivan III "the Great") ends Russian tribute to the Golden Horde
  • Jan 1, 1465

    Rise of Songhai empire in W Africa (to 1591)

    Rise of Songhai empire in W Africa (to 1591)
  • Jan 1, 1488

    Portuguese enter Indian Ocean trade

    Portuguese enter Indian Ocean trade
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Spanish Inquisition & Columbus reaches the New World

    Spanish Inquisition & Columbus reaches the New World
  • Jan 1, 1501

    Safavid Empire established by Shah Ismail in Iran

    Safavid Empire established by Shah Ismail in Iran
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther

    Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Charles V of Habsubrg family in Austria becomes Holy Roman Emperor

    Charles V of Habsubrg family in Austria becomes Holy Roman Emperor
  • Jan 1, 1521

    Hernan Cortes conquers Aztecs

    Hernan Cortes conquers Aztecs
  • Jan 1, 1526

    Founding of Mughal India by Babur ends Delhi Sultanate rule

    Founding of Mughal India by Babur ends Delhi Sultanate rule
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Francisco Pizarro conquers Incan empire- defeats Atahualpa

    Francisco Pizarro conquers Incan empire- defeats Atahualpa
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Scientific Revolution

    Scientific Revolution
  • Jan 1, 1545

    Silver discovered in Potosi, Bolivia leads to rise of Spanish as world power

    Silver discovered in Potosi, Bolivia leads to rise of Spanish as world power
  • Dutch East India Company given a legal monopoly over Dutch trade in Indian Ocean

    Dutch East India Company given a legal monopoly over Dutch trade in Indian Ocean
  • Japanese Edo Period begins (Tokugawa Shogunate)

    Japanese Edo Period begins (Tokugawa Shogunate)
  • Japan closes doors to foreigners

    Japan closes doors to foreigners
  • Qing Empire established by Manchus in China

    Qing Empire established by Manchus in China
  • Peter the Great comes to power in Russia

    Peter the Great comes to power in Russia
  • Enlightenment begins (Age of Reason)

    Enlightenment begins (Age of Reason)