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World History Timeline: 1501 - 1600



Year Rulers War and Politics Entertainment Literature Art and Architecture Science and Technology India Historic Events / Personalities
1501-1510       Leonardo da Vinci paints "Mona Lisa" (1502)

Construction of basilica of St Peter's in Rome (1506)
Pocket watch invented by Peter Henlein. (1510)   Columbus's fourth voyage; he reaches Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia (1502-1504)
1511-1520 Charles, archduke of Austria (and king of Spain), elected Holy Roman emperor (1519)     Michelangelo finishes Sistine Chapel work (1512)   Death of Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci (1519)
1521-1530         Spain becomes first country to use muskets in combat (1525)    
1531-1540   Suleiman the Magnificent invades Hungary (1532)          
1541-1550   Portuguese introduce firearms to Japan (1543)       Spanish arrive in California
1551-1560 Reign of Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603) Turk armies invade Malta, lose battle (1551) Building of palace of Escorial outside Madrid (1559)    
1561-1570       Birth of Shakespeare (1564)    
1571-1580   Fourth French war of religion ends (1573)       English seaman Francis Drake sails round the world (1577-1580)
1581-1590   English fleet defeats Spanish Armada off south coast of England (1588)   Gregorian Calendar adopted in several European countries (1582)

Dutchmen, Zacharias Janssen invents the compound microscope.(1590)
   
1591-1600   France goes to war with Spain (1595)
  Galileo invents thermometer (1596)   Henry IV, first Bourbon king of France, grants equal rights to Protestants (1598)
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