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Early Modern Period
8 months ago
By: Darby Fisher, A-Day
Jan Hus burned at the stake.
Ottomans conquered Constantinople.
Da Vinci's Ginerva de Benci completed.
Topkapi Palace completed.
Suleymaniye mosque completed.
Columbus departs on his first voyage.
Vasco de Gama reaches India having sailed around Africa.
Waldseemuller's map completed, showing the Americas as a landmass for the first time.
Erasmus’ Praise of Folly published.
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel completed.
Cortez conquers the Aztecs under Montezuma.
Zwingli’s 67 Articles.
Pizarro conquers the Inca.
Suleiman the Lawgiver’s reign begins (Islamic world gets law code based on Islamic religious texts).
Copernicus’ On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres published.
City of Potosi founded at Potosi silver mine.
Massacre at Wassy, ( a massacre of French Protestants in the “wars of religion”).
Roanoke founded by the English.
Quebec founded by the French.
Thirty Years War begins.
Jean Baptiste Colbert begins his role as Finance Minister of France (height of mercantilist policies in France).
Newton publishes Principia Mathematica.
Leeuwenhoek observes single-celled organisms in his microscope.
Charles I executed (English rebel against King that limits their rights).
James II exiled (English rebel against King that they feel does not represent them).
English Bill of Rights signed (English insist that the monarchy is limited by certain laws, citizens have certain protected rights
Versailles palace completed (height of absolutism in France).
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