16th Century Timeline

1231-1808
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Papal Inquisition
   
1454-1611
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The Renaissance
   
1478-1834
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Torquemada's Spanish Inquisition
   
1485-1509
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Reign of King Henry VII (Tudor)
   
1502
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First portable timepiece
   
1509-1547
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Reign of King Henry VIII (Tudor)
   
1513
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Juan Ponce De Leon Establishes 1st US colony in FL
   
1513
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Portuguese reach Canton
   
1519
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Leonardo da Vinci dies
   
1522
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Magellan circumnavigates the world
   
1540
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Jesuit Order Founded
   
1547-1553
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Reign of King Edward VI (Tudor)
   
1553-1558
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Reign of Queen Mary I (Tudor)
   
1557
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Portuguese settle Macao
   
1558-1603
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Reign of Queen Elizabeth I (Tudor)
   
1562-1598
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Wars of religion in France
   
1563
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Black Plague (again)
   
1569
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Union of Lublin - Treaty
   
1580
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Flint-lock firing mechanism
   
1587
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Sir Walter Raligh's lost colony at Roanoke
   
1588
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Spanish Armada defeated by the English
   
1589
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Harington invents the Flush Toilet
   
1592-1593
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Hideyoshi invades Korea

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