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#1 First Portable Watch Is Created by Peter Henlein of Germany 1500
#2 Michelangelo Starts the Statue David 1501
#3 Leonardo Da Vinci Begins Painting the Mona Lisa 1503
#4 Nostradamus Is Born 1503
#5 Zhengde Emperor Ascends the Throne of Ming Dynasty 1505
#6 Martin Luther Enters St. Augustine’s Monastery 1505
#7 Michelangelo Paints the Sistine Chapel Ceiling 1508-1512
#8 Copernicus Writes Commentariolus 1512
#9 Machiavelli Writes the Prince 1513
#10 Portuguese Mariner Jorge Álvares Lands at Macau 1513
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1 First Portable Watch Is Created by Peter Henlein of Germany 1500
2 Michelangelo Starts the Statue David 1501
3 Leonardo Da Vinci Begins Painting the Mona Lisa 1503
4 Nostradamus Is Born 1503
5 Zhengde Emperor Ascends the Throne of Ming Dynasty 1505
6 Martin Luther Enters St. Augustine’s Monastery 1505
7 Michelangelo Paints the Sistine Chapel Ceiling 1508-1512
8 Copernicus Writes Commentariolus 1512
9 Machiavelli Writes the Prince 1513
10 Portuguese Mariner Jorge Álvares Lands at Macau 1513
11 Juan Ponce De León Sights Florida 1513
12 Vasco Núñez De Balboa Arrives at the Pacific Ocean 1513
13 Dózsa Rebellion (Peasant Revolt) in Hungary 1514
14 The Reformation Begins 1517
15 The Treaty of London 1518
16 Charles I of Austria Becomes Emperor of Holy Roman Empire 1519
17 Magellan and Elcano Are the First to Circumnavigate the Earth 1519-1522
18 First European Diplomatic Mission to Ethiopia 1520
19 Belgrade (In Present-Day Serbia) Is Captured by the Ottoman Empire 1521
20 Sweden Gains Independence From the Kalmar Union 1523
21 The Cacao Bean Is Introduced to Spain by Hernán Cortés 1523
22 Giovanni Da Verrazzano First European to Explore North America 1524
23 Modern Square Root Symbol 1525
24 Mughal Empire, Founded by Babur, Dominates India Until 1857 -1526
25 Protestant Reformation Begins in Sweden 1527
26 Treaty of Zaragoza 1529
27 Church of England Breaks From Catholic Church 1531-1532
28 Foundation of São Vicente 1532
29 Anne Boleyn Becomes Queen of England 1533
30 Elizabeth Tudor Is Born 1533
31 Jacques Cartier Claims Canada for France 1534
32 Foundation of Buenos Aires 1536
33 The Portuguese Establish Recife in Pernambuco 1537
34 William Tyndale’s Partial Translation of the Bible Into English 1537
35 Gonzalo Jiménez De Quesada Founds Bogotá 1538
36 Hernando De Soto Explores Inland North America 1539
37 The Society of Jesus Founded 1540
38 Francisco Vásquez De Coronado Sights the Grand Canyon 1540
39 Pedro De Valdivia Founds Santiago De Chile 1541
40 Amazon River Explored by Francisco De Orellana 1541
41 Akbar the Great Is Born 1542
42 The Nanban Trade Period Begins 1543
43 Edward VI Becomes King of England Age 9 1547
44 Askia Daoud Establishes Public Libraries in Timbuktu 1548
45 Tomé De Sousa Establishes Salvador in Bahia 1549
46 Mimar Sinan Builds the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul 1550
47 The Valladolid Debate 1550-1551
48 Mary Tudor Becomes the First Queen Regnant of England 1553
49 Manuel Da Nóbrega Establishes São Paulo 1554
50 Georgius Agricola Publishes His De Re Metallica 1556
51 Elizabeth Tudor Becomes Queen Elizabeth I at Age 25 1558
52 Camera Obscura in Europe by Giambattista Della Porta 1558
53 Sir Francis Bacon Is Born in London 1561
54 Galileo Galilei Born 1564
55 William Shakespeare Baptized 1564
56 Estácio De Sá Establishes Rio De Janeiro 1565
57 Miguel López De Legazpi Establishes in Cebu 1565
58 Invention of the Graphite Pencil by Conrad Gesner 1565
59 Supernova SN 1572 Is Observed by Tycho Brahe 1572
60 First Edition of the Epic the Lusiads of Luís Vaz De Camões 1572
61 Francis Drake Circles the World 1577-1580
62 Dutch Act of Abjuration 1581
63 Pope Gregory XIII Issues the Gregorian Calendar 1582
64 Denmark Builds the World’s First Theme Park, Bakken 1583
65 Colony at Roanoke Founded in North America 1585
66 The Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604
67 England Repulses the Spanish Armada 1588
68 William Lee Invents the Stocking Frame 1589
69 First Flush Toilet by Sir John Harrington 1591
70 John Stow Reports 10,675 Plague Deaths in London 1592-1593
71 Galileo Galilei Invents a Thermometer 1593
72 William Barents Discovers Spitsbergen 1596
73 Birth of René Descartes 1596
74 Romeo and Juliet Is Published 1597
75 Province of Santa Fe De Nuevo México Is Established 1598
76 Jacob Van Neck Was the First Dutch Fleet to Reach the ‘Spice Islands 1599
77 British East India Company Elizabeth I Grants a Charter 1600
78 Michael the Brave Unifies the Three Romanian Principalities 1600
79 Royal Exchange Is Founded by Thomas Gresham 1565
80 Da Le Balle Contrade D’oriente, Composed by Cipriano De Rore 1566
81 Mercator 1569 World Map Published by Gerardus Mercator 1569
82 Miguel López De Legazpi Establishes Manila 1571
83 First Reported African Slaves in the New World 1502
84 Battle of Cerignola 1503
85 A Period of Drought, With Famine in All of Spain 1504
86 Christopher Columbus Dies in Valladolid, Spain 1506
87 Poland Is Invaded by Tatars 1506
88 The First Recorded Epidemic of Smallpox in the New World 1507
89 The Christian-Islamic Power Struggle 1508
90 The ‘Great Plague’ in Various Parts of Tudor England 1509-1510
91 Afonso De Albuquerque of Portugal Conquers Goa 1510
92 Battle of the Spurs 1513
93 Battle of Flodden 1513
94 Sultan Selim I Orders the Massacre of Shia Muslims 1513
95 The Battle of Orsha Halts Muscovy’s Expansion 1514
96 Battle of Chaldiran 1514
97 The Sweating Sickness Epidemic in Tudor England 1517
98 Leo Africanus Captured by Spanish Pirates 1518
99 Dancing Plague of 1518
100 Leonardo Da Vinci Dies of Natural Causes 1519
101 Hernán Cortés Leads the Spanish Conquest of Mexico 1519-1521
102 Battle of Mactan 1521
103 Rhodes Falls to the Ottomans of Suleiman the Magnificent 1522
104 German Peasants’ War 1524-1525
105 Battle of Pavia 1525
106 Battle of Mohács 1526
107 Sack of Rome 1527
108 Siege of Vienna 1529
109 Inca Civil War 1531
110 Francisco Pizarro Leads the Spanish Conquest of the Inca Empire 1532
111 The Münster Rebellion 1535
112 Katherine of Aragon Dies in Kimbolton Castle, in England 1536
113 Anne Boleyn Is Beheaded for Adultery and Treason 1536
114 Establishment of the Inquisition in Portuga 1536
115 The Battle of Preveza 1538
116 The Battle of Wayna Daga 1543
117 Battle of Ceresole 1544
118 Battle of the Shirts in Scotland 1544
119 Henry VIII Dies 1547
120 Francis I Dies 1547
121 The Battle of Mühlberg 1547
122 Grand Prince Ivan the Terrible Is Crowned Tsar 1547
123 Mongols Led by Altan Khan Invade China 1550
124 African Pirates Enslave the Entire Population Gozo 1551
125 Francis Xavier Dies 1552
126 Princess Elizabeth Is Imprisoned in the Tower of London 1554
127 The Shaanxi Earthquake in China 1556
128 Habsburg Spain Declares Bankruptcy 1557
129 Livonian War 1558-1583
130 The Battle of Djerba 1560
131 Elizabeth Bathory Is Born in Nyirbator, Hungary 1560
132 French Wars of Religion 1562-1598
133 Massacre of Wassy and Battle of Dreux 1562
134 Plague Outbreak Claimed 80,000 People in Elizabethan England 1563
135 Mir Chakar Khan Rind Dies at Aged 97 1565
136 The Eighty Years’ War 1568-1648
137 Mary, Queen of Scots, Is Imprisoned by Elizabeth I 1567
138 Ivan the Terrible Orders the Massacre of Novgorod 1570
139 The Battle of Lepanto 1571
140 Indians Kill Spanish Missionaries Jamestown 1571
141 Conquistadores Apprehend Last Inca Leader Tupak Amaru 1572
142 Jeanne D’Albret Dies Aged 43 1572
143 The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre 1572
144 Tahmasp I, Safavid Shah, Dies 1576
145 The Battle of Haldighati 1576
146 Sack of Antwerp by Badly Paid Spanish Soldiers 1576
147 Mary, Queen of Scots Is Executed by Elizabeth I 1587
148 Catherine De’ Medici Dies at Aged 69 1589
149 The Long Turkish War 1593-1606
150 Time of Troubles 1598-1613
151 Giordano Bruno Is Burned at the Stake for Heresy in Rome 1600

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