The history of important events

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  • Apr 2, 742

    Charlemagne [1]

    Charlemagne [1]
    Charlemagne became the king after Pepin the short died. He quickly got control of the kingdom. He was such an imposing figure that a monk named Einhard described him like this: “Charlemagne was the most potent prince with the greatest skill and success in different countries during the forty- seven years of his reign. Great and powerful as was the realm of Franks, Karl received from his father Pepin; he nevertheless so splendidly enlarged it… that he almost doubled it.”
  • Apr 2, 742

    Charlemagne [2]

    Charlemagne [2]
    He built an empire almost greater than Rome. By 800, he reunited Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. Also he traveled to Rome to stop an unruly mob and was crowned emperor by Pope Leo III. A year before Charlemagne died in 1814; he crowned his son Louis the pious as emperor. He could have fared better as a monk and proved to be an ineffective ruler.
    Life of Charlemagne
  • Jul 29, 1099

    Pope Urban II [1]

    Pope Urban II [1]
    Pope Urban the II started the “holy war”, a crusade, in order to gain control of Palestine. Over the next 200 years under his influence, the crusades happened. The goal of such battles was to recover the holy land, Jerusalem, from the Muslim Turks. His call brought a very large out pouring of religious feelings.
  • Jan 1, 1280

    Mansa Musa [1]

    Mansa Musa [1]
    *date is unsure his birthday id unknown*
    Mansa Musa was supposedly the grandnephew of Sundiata. Like his great uncle, he was a skilled military leader who showed excellent control over the gold salt trade. Under him the empire almost doubled in size.
  • Jan 1, 1324

    Mansa Musa [2]

    Mansa Musa [2]
    He was a devout Muslim and from 1324 to 1325, he went on a hajj to Mecca. When he returned he ordered the building of mosques especially in Timbuktu and Gao. Timbuktu became one of the most important cities of the empire after. It was full of Muslim doctors, religious leaders and more.
  • Oct 31, 1451

    Christopher Columbus [1]

    Christopher Columbus [1]
    journal of columbus "i presented them with some red caps and strings of glass beads to wear upon the neck, and many other triffles of small value, wherewith they were much delighted, and became wonderfully attatched to us. afterword they cam swimming to the boats where we were, bring parrots, balls of cotten thread, jaqvelins, and many other things which they exchanged for the articles we gave them...
  • Oct 31, 1451

    Chrisopher Columbus [2]

    Chrisopher Columbus [2]
    In fact they accepted anything and gave what they had with the utmost goodwill."
    Believing he would reach Asia If he went west across the Atlantic ocean, he sailed way on the Nina, Pinta, And the Santa Maria. But his calculations were off and instead of Asia he reached a island in the Bahamas in the Caribbean sea. He claimed the island for Spain and called it San Salvador or Holy Savior. He like other explorers was interested in gold but he found none in the small island.
  • Oct 31, 1451

    Chritopher Columbus [3]

    Chritopher Columbus [3]
    He returned to Spain where he got permission for three more trips. He brought settlers to transform the Caribbean islands to colonies. The above quote from his journal describes his encounters with the natives he found on the islands.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci [1]

    Leonardo Da Vinci [1]
    Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter sculptor, inventor and scientist. He was known as the Renaissance man because of all of his accomplishments. He was deeply interested on the human body and often drew such His most famous portrait in the world is the Mona Lisa. He also made the famous religious painting The Last Supper. He was important during the renaissance because his thinking was so advanced.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci [2]

    Leonardo Da Vinci [2]
    In his notebooks, where he wrote back words in mirror-writing, shows pictures of great inventions for example the “Renaissance version” of a helicopter and more.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther [1]

    Martin Luther [1]
    Martin Luther was a monk. In 1517, he decided to go against the church and therefore ported his 95 theses on the church door. This movement started the reformation. His teachings told us three things: 1) people could win salvation only by faith in God’s gift in forgiveness.
    martin luther
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther [2]

    Martin Luther [2]
    2) All church teachings should be clearly based on the words of the Bible, The pope and the church was false authorities. 3) All people with faith were equal. Therefore people did not need priests to interpret the bible for them. His belief soon came to be known as Lutheranism. His reformation changed the churches history and help with the form of other branches of Christianity.
  • Jun 9, 1485

    Hernan Cortes [1]

    Hernan Cortes [1]
    He landed on the shores of Mexico. After colonizing several Caribbean islands, the Spanish turned their attention on the mainland. Cortes was known as a conquistador. They were lured into the land by rumors of lands filled with gold and other precious minerals. They made lands they conquered into colonies and conquer land like Mexico, South America and The United States of America.
  • Apr 1, 1521

    Hernan Cortes [2]

    Hernan Cortes [2]
    *not exact date* He learned of the vast Aztec empire and after weeks of marching, Cortes and his men arrived at Tenochtitlan. The emperor, Montezuma II was convinced Cortes was a god clad in gold. Cortes was given half of the empires gold but was not satisfied. He forced the Aztecs to mine more gold and silver. By 1521, the Aztec empire was conquered by the Spaniards and so fell a great empire.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Francisco Pizarro [1]

    Francisco Pizarro [1]
    In 1532, the Incan empire was invaded by Pizarro and his 200 something men they met the leader Atahualpa near the city of Cajamarca. The leader brought about 30,000 men mostly unarmed. The Spaniards killed them all and captured Atahualpa. He offered to give them three rooms filled with gold and silver for his release. But after they received the ransom, they strangled the leader and killed him.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Francisco Pizarro [2]

    Francisco Pizarro [2]
    Without their leader, the Incans retreated. Pizarro then marched to Cuzco, their capital, and captured it without a struggle. The Incans failed after the Mayans and so another empire was destroyed by the power of the Spaniards.
  • Pope Urban the II [2]

    Pope Urban the II [2]
    *Date is uncertain*
    In 1096, about 50,000- 60,000 knights became crusaders. They had red crosses sewn on their tunics and a battle cry: ”God wills it!” on their lips. They marched to their deaths where few ever returned from According to the Pope, if you died on the battle field, they were given a place in heaven.