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Important event years Geschiedenis Werkplaats havo en vwo

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What should you know History events list (Detailed
description with EVERYTHING IN IT)
Important event years are coloured bold

by: Nicole Kortstam
** After

To 3000BC- Time of hunters and farmers. Prehistory.
3000BC-500AD- Time of Greeks and Romans. Antiquity.
500-1500- Middle Ages
500AD-1000- Time of monks and knights.
1000-1500- Time of cities and states.
1271- Marco Polo went to China.
1300- The Turks under the leadership of their sovereign Osman conquer an empire in
Asia Minor: the Ottoman Empire
1325- Aztecs built their capital Tenochtitlan on the island in the lake with a bird.
*1350- The Ottoman army invades southeast Europe and closes of the Byzantine Empire
from two sides.
1452-1519- Leonardo da Vinci.
1453- Ottomans conquer Constantinople; May 29: end of the Roman Empire (end of the
middle Ages)
1471- Birth of Albrecht Drer.
1479- Death of King Castile (Isabellas brother) Isabella and Ferdinand (Aragon)
become king and queen of Castile and Aragon -> beginning of the state of Spain)
1488- Bartolomeus Diaz discovers the most southern tip of Africa 1489- The last supper by
Leonardo da Vinci (painting completed in 1498)
1492- The man of Vitruvius. Surrender of the Islamic sultanate of Granada. Columbus
discovers America and reaches the island of Haiti, he found La Navidad (1st Spanish
colony in America).
1494- King Ferdinand makes a pact in the Treaty of Tordesillas with King John II of
1497- Vasco da Gama reached the Indian port of Calicut.
1498- Vasco da Gama arrives in India.
1500-1600- Time of discoverers and reformers.
1500-1800- Early modern times
1508- School of Athens by Raphael (painting completed in 1510)
1516-1574- The Ottomans conquered almost the entire eastern and southern coast of
the Mediterranean.
1517- Luther starts Reformation; writes a letter containing 95 lines about protest against
the indulgences.
1519- Cortez conquers the Aztec Empire. Magellan proves that the earth is round.
Returned in 1522.
1521- The Aztec empire is defeated, cities were plundered and destroyed one by one
by the Spaniards.
1526- Hungary defeated by the Ottomans and was added by their Empire.

1529- Ottomans are at the gates of Vienna (Austria), but had to declare defeat
because of disease, lack of food and the winter cold.
1532- Pizarro conquers the Inca Empire.
1519-1543- Charles V has all the power over the 17 Dutch provinces.
1540- Calvinism spreads from Switzerland throughout Europe.
1555- Philip II succeeds Charles V.
1564-1616- Shakespeare.
1566- Iconoclastic outbreak, growth of Calvinists in the Netherlands.
1567- Alva to the Netherlands.
1568-1648- Dutch Revolt; Eighty years War.
1571- Battle of Lepanto. Spain, Venice and the pope in Rome gathered a large
Christian Fleet to end the naval power of the Ottomans. The Ottoman power was
stopped in the West.
1572- Beggars take Den Briel.
1576- Holland (province) is spared the violence of war and no consequences for its
1579- The Netherlands split; Southern province recognized the rule of Philip. The Northern
provinces and parts of Brabant and Flanders made a new pact under the name of the
Union of Utrecht.
1580- Philip I declared William of Orange an outlaw. King Philip II becomes king of
1580s- Loads of textile workers and entrepreneurs fled to the north from the war and
Spanish inquisition. Leyden became the most important textile city.
1580-1620- 100 000 immigrants arrived in the Republic from the southern Netherlands.
1581- The Act of Abjuration; Beginning of the Netherlands as an independent state.
1582- Gregorian Calendar adapted by several states.
1584- Balthasar Gerards kills William of Orange.
1588- Declaration of the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
1595- Eerste schipvaart led by Cornelis de Houtman towards Indonesia turning point for
the Netherlands: The route to India had been found. First flute ship is built.
1596- First Dutchmen in Indonesia via the southern sea route. Start of journey to India by
using a Northern route (Captain Willem Bartenz)
1598- Edict of Nantes ends religious wars between Catholics and Protestants
1600-1700- Time of regents and monarchs.
1602- Foundation of the VOC.
1607- First English colony in North America.
1609- Spain and the Republic interrupt the war for twelve years (truce).
1618-1648- Thirty Year War.
1619-1636- The States General makes an authorised translation of the original Greek,
Aramaic and Hebrew.
1620s- Spaniards take Breda and Amersfoort.
1621- States General gives the trade monopoly for West Africa and America to the WIC.
1633- Galileo Galileo arrested.
1637- Statenbijbel; the WIC conquers the Portuguese fort Elmina in Ghana.

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