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15th Century Timeline

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






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






3. Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) founded by Pope Martin V.






4. SpanishInquisition begins in practice with the first auto-da-f






5. Ottoman fleet defeats Venetians at the Battle of Zonchio.






6. A French peasant girl - directly influenced the result of the Hundred Years' War.






7. Ivan III of Russia conquered Tver






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






9. Muscovy conquers Novgorod.






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






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






12. Hussite Wars in Bohemia - The renaissance king Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. His mercenary standing army (the Black Army) had the strongest military potential of its era






13. 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.






14. Sher Shah Suri - is born in Sasaram - Bihar






15. Henry the Navigator leads the conquest of Ceuta from the Moors marking the beginning of the Portuguese Empire.






16. Eton College founded by Henry VI.






17. Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) founded by Pope Martin V.






18. Deva Raya II succeeds his father Veera Vijaya Bukka Raya as monarch of the Vijayanagara Empire






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






20. Wars of the Roses






21. Battle of Agincourt fought between the Kingdom of England and France.






22. Pachacuti founds theInca Empire.






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






24. Machu Picchu constructed.






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






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






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






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






29. After defeating the Teutonic Knights in the Thirteen Years' War - Poland annexes Royal Prussia.






30. After the Great standing on the Ugra river - Muscovy gained independence from the Great Horde. Ivan III - Grand Duke of Moscow.






31. 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.






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






33. The kingdom of Champa suffers a massive defeat by the Vietnamese king L






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






35. SpanishInquisition begins in practice with the first auto-da-f






36. The kingdom of Champa suffers a massive defeat by the Vietnamese king L






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






38. 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






39. Deva Raya II succeeds his father Veera Vijaya Bukka Raya as monarch of the Vijayanagara Empire






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






41. Jan van Eyck - Flemish painter - dies






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






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






44. Sultanate of Malacca founded by Parameshwara.






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






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






47. The Albanian league is established in Lezha - Skanderbeg is elected leader. A war begins against Ottoman empire. An Albanian state is set up and lasts until 1479. Portrait of Scanderbeg - ca. 1648.






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






49. 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 -






50. The Moldavian forces under Stephen the Great defeat the Tatars of the Golden Horde at the Battle of Lipnic.