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3.8: Chronology

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    The following chronology is a list of important dates and events associated with this chapter.

    Date Event
    1477-1495 Reign of John II of Portugal
    1492-1503 Voyages of Columbus to the New World
    1492 Columbian Exchange began between the Old and New Worlds
    1494 Treaty of Toresillas signed
    1500 Pedro Cabral claimed Brazil for the Portuguese Crown
    1518 Atlantic Slave Trade began
    1516-1556 Reign of Charles I of Spain (Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire)
    1534-1542 Voyages of Jacques Cartier
    1564 René Goulaine de Laudonnière led French expedition to Florida, founded Fort Caroline
    1565 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded St. Augustine, invaded and destroyed Fort Caroline settlement
    1556-1598 Reign of Philip II of Spain
    1519 Spanish Conquest of Tenochtitlan began
    1520 La Noche Triste
    1521 Tenochtitlan fell to the Spanish under Cortés
    1533 Pizarro conquered the Inca Empire
    1552 De Las Casas publishes A Short Account of the History of the Indies
    1588 The Spanish Armada sailed against England
    1603 Samuel de Champlain established the colony of New France
    1615 First Jesuits arrived in New France
    1624 Dutch West India Company active in Caribbean
    1628 Dutch West India Company captured Spanish treasure fleet

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