2.7 Dates & Events
1461 - The Aztec Empire is at its height in Mexico and Central America.
1476 - William Caxton sets up the first printing press in England.
1482 - Leonardo da Vinci paints the fresco The Last Supper in Milan,
1492 - Christopher Columbus reaches the Caribbean Islands.
1498 - Vasco da Gama reaches India.
1502 - The first African slaves are taken to work in the Americas.
1508 - Michaelangelo starts work on the Sistine Chapel.
1517 - Martin Luther, a German priest, starts the Reformation.
1520 - Magellan sails around Cape Horn and into an ocean which he names
1534 - Henry VIII becomes head of the Church of England.
1543 - Copernicus states that the Earth moves around the Sun.
1545 - Counter Reformation begins.
1600 - William Shakespeare writes Hamlet.
1547 - Michaelangelo becomes chief architect for St. Peterís dome.
1569 - Akbar founds a new moghul city at Fatehpur Sikri.