Timeline The Sixteenth Century: 1500-1524

1500 Jan 26, Spanish explorer Vicente Yanez Pinzon reached the northeastern coast of Brazil during a voyage under his command. Pinzon had commanded the Nina during Christopher Columbus’s first expedition to the New World. (MC, 1/26/02) 1500 Feb 24, Charles V, king of Spain (1516-1556), was born in Ghent, Belgium. He was the last Holy […]

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Timeline 1525-1549

1525 Feb 24, In the first of the Franco-Habsburg Wars, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V captured the French king Francis I at the battle of Pavia, in Italy. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pavia) 1525 Mar 20, The Paris parliament began the pursuit of Protestants (Papists proudly participated). (MC, 3/20/02) 1525 Apr 8, Albert von Brandenburg, the leader of […]

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Timeline Eleventh Century

1000 Jan 1, Stephen became the first king of Hungary. (SFEC, 8/8/99, p.T5) 1000 Oct 9, Leif Ericson discovered “Vinland.” [see 1001] (MC, 10/9/01) c1000 A 174-page manuscript was copied onto goatskin parchment in Constantinople from papyrus versions of Archimedes’ original calculations and mathematical diagrams. Over the years it was written over. The Archimedes Palimpsest […]

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Timeline The Twelfth Century 

1100 Aug 2, William II (44), [Rufus], king of England, was shot dead in New Forest. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II_of_England) 1100 Aug 2, Henry I (1068-1135), the son of William the Conqueror, became King of England. He soon published the Charter of Liberties to persuade barons that he would behave more reasonably than his brother William Rufus. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_I_of_England)(Econ, […]

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