Rise of the Ottoman Empire; conquered Constantinople to become Istanbul
Dias rounds the Cape of Good Hope, begin maritime exploration
Columbus sailed on the first exploration
First slaves to the Americas (African)
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
Cortez conquers Aztecs
Pizarro conquers Incas (Kidnaps the Incan king for the gold and to get him to convert to Christianity)
Battle of Leoponto (Keeps the Ottoman Empire out of global trade)
Spanish Armada; end of Spanish but the beginning of the French empire
Unification of Japan and the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate
Jamestown was created as the first English colony
1618- 1648 CE
Thirty Years War in Europe about religion, ends with the Treaty of Westphalia
Ottomans lay siege to Vienna and lose, keeps the Ottomans and Islam out of Europe from the east
Glorious revolution; establishment of the English Bill of Rights
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