Global History Project

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  • 476

    The Fall Of The Roman Empire.

    The Fall Of The Roman Empire.
    Rome was the biggest empire for it's time, and it helped to shape the foundation of modern western civilization. The influence of Rome can be seen everywhere, from our religions to our militaries and even the way we entertain ourselves. Many critics have even compared modern America and it's way of consumerist culture to that of Rome's peole and the colleseums. Theories for why Rome fell include it simply became too big to manage and because of conquering civilizations. Modern Rome is in Italy.
  • 570

    Muhammad.

    Muhammad.
    The founder of Islam and author of the Koran, Muhammad's legacy can be found in the hearts of the billion followers of his religion as well in popular shows such as South Park and Family Guy. The basis of Islam, he is greatly admired and worshipped by his followers as well as non muslim people. Even though it is prohibited by the Muslim populace to show Muhammad, his name is known by billions. Please do not sue me for the attached picture of an artists depiction of Muhammad.
  • Mar 1, 1095

    The Crusades

    The Crusades
    The Crusades were a series of Holy Wars that occurred over possession of the Holy Land Jerusalem, between the Christian and Islamic armies. The First Crusade was launched by Pope Urban II in 1095. The reason these Holy Wars were so important was because it allowed Western Europe to show it's colors and expand. It also led to a thirst for expansion as well as increasing economic activity. Some might percieve the wars as a gateway into Europe's Golden Age, the Renaissance.
  • Jan 1, 1412

    Joan Of Arc

    Joan Of Arc
    Joan of Arc is considered a national hero and a saint in the Catholic Religion. Joan of Arc has been a political symbol in France since the time of Napoleon. Liberals emphasised her humble origins. Early conservatives stressed her support of the monarchy. Later conservatives recalled her nationalism. During World War 2, both the Vichy Regime and the French Resistance used her image in propaganda. She is also a major symbol among modern femenist groups and is used as an icon for women worldwide
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci
    A true renaissance man, Da Vinci was an artist, and inventor, scientist and a musician. His legacy can be seen in modern culture ranging from films like Da Vinci Code, to video games such the hugely popular Assassins Creed series. Many of the blueprints designed by Da vinci have been surfaced in the form of physical inventions today. His paintings such as the Last Supper and Mona Lisa stand as iconic works of art from the West, even the world.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    A man who challenged the all powerful Catholic Church during the renaissance, Martin Luther was a rebel monk who's controversial views on the catholic church helped start the protestant reformation. Without this man, Protestants, Lutherans, and Presbyterians would all simply be called Catholics. He also called for extreme reforms to the church in his times, and it is because of him followers of Christ now have choice between churches. However in his later years, he became anti-semetic and mad.
  • Jan 1, 1485

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes
    Hernan Cortes was a spanish conquerer who wiped out the Aztecs and took it for spain.Cortés never lost the spirit of adventure. He personally financed and led an expedition to explore Baja California in the late 1530’s and fought with royal forces in Algiers in 1541. After that ended in a fiasco, he decided to return to Mexico, but instead died of pleuritis in 1547 at the age of 62. He helped increase interest in Latin America and killed hundreds of thousands of Aztecs.
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  • Jesus Christ.

    Jesus Christ.
    Jesus Christ, the sheer number of pop culture references to include his likeness is enough to make him notable. The reason this man is so important is not just his teachings and the writing of his Gospels, but because of his influence in the world. The religion worshipping him as the messiah, Christianity, and all of its derivatives have over 2 billion followers today, the largest religion to date. Most of the world follows the gregorian calender, which starts year zero on Christ's Birthday.