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15th Century Timeline

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1. Jan Hus is burned at the stake as a heretic at the Council of Constance.






2. The Italian Wars lead to the downfall of the Italian city-states.






3. Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas and agree to divide the World outside of Europe between themselves.






4. Uzun Hasan defeats the Black Sheep Turkoman leader Jahan Shah.






5. The settlement of the Canary Islands signals the beginning of the Spanish Empire.






6. Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orl






7. Khizr Khan - deputised by Timur to be the governor of Multan - takes over Delhi founding the Sayyid dynasty






8. Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya drives out Praudha Raya ending the Sangama Dynasty






9. Jan van Eyck - Flemish painter - dies






10. Mallikarjuna Raya succeeds his father Deva Raya II as monarch of the Vijayanagara Empire






11. Ottoman Empire under Sultan Murad II defeats the Polish and Hungarian armies under Wladyslaw III of Poland and J






12. The marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile leads to the unification of Spain.






13. Esen Tayisi leads an Oirat Mongol invasion of China which culminate in the capture of the Zhengtong Emperor at Battle of TumuFortress. Modern painting of Mehmed II marching on Constantinople in 1453 The map of Ming dynasty(1433) - based on The Histor






14. Abdur Razzaq visitsIndia






15. The Sengoku period is one of civil war in Japan.The Siege of Rhodes (1480). Ships of the Hospitaliers in the forefront - and Turkish camp in the background.






16. Matthias Corvinus of Hungary conquers some parts of Bohemia.






17. Henry VII defeats Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth and becomes King of England






18. Uzun Hasan defeats the Black Sheep Turkoman leader Jahan Shah.






19. The death of Sunni Ali Ber left a leadership void in the Songhai Empire - and his son was soon dethroned by Mamadou Toure who ascended the throne in 1492 under the name Askia (meaning 'general') Muhammad. Askia Muhammad made Songhai the largest empir






20. The Yongle Emperor moves the capital of China from Nanjing to Beijing.






21. Eton College founded by Henry VI.






22. The death of Sunni Ali Ber left a leadership void in the Songhai Empire - and his son was soon dethroned by Mamadou Toure who ascended the throne in 1492 under the name Askia (meaning 'general') Muhammad. Askia Muhammad made Songhai the largest empir






23. Foundation of St Andrews University in Scotland






24. Mehmed the Conqueror is driven back by Wallachian prince Vlad III Dracula at The NightAttack.






25. Burgundy Wars of France - Switzerland - Lorraine and Sigismund II of Habsburg against the Charles the Bold - Duke of Burgundy.






26. Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas from Spain.






27. The Siege of Belgrade halts the Ottoman's advance into Europe.






28. The settlement of the Canary Islands signals the beginning of the Spanish Empire.






29. Matthias Corvinus of Hungary captured Vienna - Frederick III - Holy Roman Emperor ran away






30. Vasco da Gama's first voyage from Europe toIndia and back.






31. The marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile leads to the unification of Spain.






32. Kazan Khanate defeats Grand Duchy of Moscow at the Battle of Suzdal






33. Machu Picchu constructed.






34. Esen Tayisi leads an Oirat Mongol invasion of China which culminate in the capture of the Zhengtong Emperor at Battle of TumuFortress. Modern painting of Mehmed II marching on Constantinople in 1453 The map of Ming dynasty(1433) - based on The Histor






35. Birth of Guru Nanak Dev. Beside followers of Sikhism - Guru Nanak is revered by Hindus and Muslim Sufis across theIndian subcontinent.






36. Battle of Breadfield - Matthias Corvinus of Hungary defeated the Turks.






37. Jan Hus is burned at the stake as a heretic at the Council of Constance.






38. Portuguese navigators cruise West Africa and reestablish the European slave trade with a shipment of African slaves sent directly from Africa to Portugal.






39. Sonni Ali Ber - the ruler of the Songhai (or Songhay) Empire - along the Niger River - conquers Mali in the central Sudan by defeating the Tuareg contingent at Tombouctou (or Timbuktu) and capturing the city. He develops both his own capital - Gao -






40. Jews expelled from Spain.






41. The Yongle Emperor moves the capital of China from Nanjing to Beijing.






42. The Battle of Castillon is the last engagement of the Hundred Years' War and the first battle in European history where cannons were a major factor in deciding the battle.






43. King Sejong the Great published a hangul - the native phonetic alphabet system for the Korean language.






44. Henry VII defeats Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth and becomes King of England






45. Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas and agree to divide the World outside of Europe between themselves.






46. Kazan Khanate defeats Grand Duchy of Moscow at the Battle of Suzdal






47. James I returns to Scotland after being held hostage under three Kings of England since 1406






48. Muscovy conquers Novgorod.






49. Zheng He of China sails through theIndian Ocean toIndia - Arabia - and East Africa to spread China's influence and sovereignty.






50. Eton College founded by Henry VI.