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15th Century History

Renaissance, Spanish Inquisition, Columbus
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    Events
    • Renaissance affects philosophy, science and art. 
    • Rise of Modern English language from Middle English. 
    • Lollardy is suppressed in England; John Badby is the first person burnt at the stake for heresy in England. 
    • Great Schism of the Catholic Church is ended in 1417. 
    • Jeanne d'Arc in 1429 leads French forces to a victory against England in a battle of the Hundred Years' War
    • Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire in 1453. 
    • John Huss is burned at the stake 
    • Niccolo Machiavelli writes The Prince
    • The Spanish Inquisition is established. 
    • Muslims and Jews are expelled from southern Spain after almost 800 years of Moslem rule, in 1492. 
    • The Anasazi Native American civilization mysteriously disappears 
    • Christopher Columbus reaches Caribbean islands in 1492 and South America in 1498. 
    • Vasco da Gama completes sea voyage to India, in 1498. 
    • Zheng He's fleet sails from China to South-East Asia, India, East Africa and Egypt. 
    Significant people Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions

     

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