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Joe's AP world timeline
22 Oct 2017
The fall of Constantinople signified the end of the Byzantine empire
Columbus discovered the West Indies believing it to be India
First African slaves in West Indies
Cortes begins conquest of Aztecs
Peace of Augsberg establishes religious freedom in Germany
Martin Luther posts his 95 theses
Portugal establishes colonies in Brazil
Japan closes trade with foreigners, prevented Japanese from leaving
Ivan the Terrible becomes Czar of Russia.
The industrial revolution begins
End of Ming dynasty, Qin dynasty begins
Japanese met with Portuguese and adopt military and cultural practices
The Nubian kingdoms of Nomadia and Makuria are converted to Islam
joao 1, the king of Kongo converts to Christianity.
The Wandai Kingdom is founded by the Tunjur people, east of the Bornu people
The War of the roses was a series or wars for control over the English throne as a result of feuds between two rival branches.
The height of the Aztec empire. The Aztecs were the most powerful empire in mesoamerica. The people were multilingual and the empire stretched for more than 80,000 square miles
Rise of the Mughals with Akbar the first. Under the rule of Akbar and his son Jahangir, the Mughal empire enjoyed economic progress as well as religious harmony.
Thirty years' war took place. It was one of the longest and bloodiest religious war in history. More than 8 million people died as a result
The High Renaissance took place. The high Renaissance is known as the highest point in the visual arts of the Italian Renaissance. Several iconic works of art have been created during this time period.
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