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World History Timeline 1450-1750

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1452
Habsburg Germna Frederick III made Holy Roman Emperor
1453
French victory at Castillon ends Hundred Years War
1453
Ottomon conquest of Constantinople (Istanbul) ends Byzantine Empire
1455-1485
War of the Roses in England
1465
Rise of Songhay Empire (Africa)
1467-1477
Onin Waris in Japan
1478
Ivan the Great conquers Novgorod
1485
Henry VII begins Tudor Dynasty; Marries Elizabeth of York to unite warring Houses
1492
Ferdinand V and isabella defeat Moors, unite Spain
1499
Louis XII captures Milan
1501
First African slaves in the West Indies
1501
French conquer Naples, begin expansion in northern Italy
1502-1520
Height of Aztec under Montezuma II
1511
Ferdinand V and Henry VII join anti-French "Holy-League"
1514
Ottoman Turks invade Persia
1518
Cortex begins conquest of Aztecs
1519
Charles V elected holy Roman Emperor
1521
Ottoman Turks under Suleiman the Magnificent invade Europe, take Belgrade
1526
Babur raids Delhi Sultanate begins Mughal Empire's expansion in Northern India
1529-1531
Protestant Rebellions in Germany, Switzerland
1531
Francisco Pizzaro begins conquest of Incas
1536-1541
John Calvin leads reformation at Geneva, sets up Calvinist government
1547
Ivan the Terrible becomes tsar of Russia
1550
Portugese establish colonies in Brazil
1555
Peace of Augsburg establishes religious freedom in Germany
1558
Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England
1561-1592
Rise of Mughals under Akbar I
1562
Religious wars in France after murder of Huguenots
1572
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre
1584
Dutch William of Orange murdered
1588
English defeat Spanish Armada
1589
Bourbon dynasty begins with ascension of Henry IV in France
1591
Moroccans sack Gao; end of Songhay Empire (Africa)
1598
Edicts of Nantes orders toleration of French Hugeunots
1600
Portuguese, Frech, and Dutch establish African colonies
1600-1603
English and Dutch form East India Companies, begin battling Portugal for colonial holdings.
1603
Elizabeth I dies, James I begins Stuart Dynasty
1607
English form colony at Jamestown, Virginia
1610
Henry IV assassinated; Louis XIII made king in France
1613
Poles evicted from Russia, Romanov begins
1618
Defenstration of Prague begins Thirty years war
1628
Cardinal Richelieu repress Huguenot rebellion
1635
French enter 30 years war against Spain
1638
Japan closes itself to foreigners
1643
French found Montreal
1644
End of Ming Dynasty; Qing dynasty begins
1648
Thirty years war ends with Treaty of Westphalia
1649
Charles I killed, commonwealth established
1653-1658
Oliver Cromwell is Lord Protector of England
1659
France and spain sighn Peace of Pyrenees
1660
Chalres II reestablishes English Monarchy
1661
English colony in Bombay
1664
English take New Amsterdam, rename it New York
1672
French invade netherlands
1682
French claim Louisiana territory
1685
Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes
1686
French Claim madagascar
1686-1697
League of Augsburg wars against France
1688
Dutch Protestant William of Orange becomes William I of England in Glorious Revolution
1689
Peter the Great becomes sole ruler in Russia
1690
Height of Mughal empire in India
1700
Great Norther War Begins, Swedes defeat Russians
1700
Charles II of Spain dies, ending the Habsburg rule in Spain; Spanish Bourban Dynasty begins.
1701
Frederick III crowned Frederick I of Prussia
1701
War of Spanish Succession Begins
1703
St. Petersburg established
1713
St. petersburg becomes Russian capital
1707
England and Scotland united as Great Britain
1707
Fall of Mughal Empire; India divided after death of Aurangzeb
1714
Treat of Utrect ends War of Spanish succession
1715
Louis XV becomes king of France
1718
French establish New Orleans
1718-1720
Spain takes Texas
1721
Russians win Great Northern war under Peter the Great
1721-1742
Robert Walpole serves as first prime minister in Britain
1727
George II takes the British Throne
1730-1747
Rise of Persians under nadirs Kuli and Shah; capture of Afghanistan and Delhi
1733-1735
War of Polish Succession; Russian invasion of Poland
1738
Treaty of Vienna; Ended War of Polish Succession
1740-1748
War of Austrian Succession
1744-1748
King George's War in America
1519-1522
Magellen circumnavigates world
1750
Beginning of the Industrial Revolution
1455
Guttenberg Bible printed
1517
Martin Luther posts 95 Theses
1509-1564
John Calvin leads Reformation at Geneva
1529
Henry VII's Reformation Parliament severs ties with Church of Rome
1583
Akbar I orders religious freedom in India
1611
King James Bible
1634-1638
Taj Mahal finished in India
1689
Toleration Act in England
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