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History of Mankind - 16th Century AD


16th Century (AD)

Leonardo da Vinci paints Mona Lisa (Fine Arts)
French arrive on Brazilian coasts (Brazil)

1503

1508-12

Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel (fine arts)

The watch is invented in Nuremberg, Germany today (technology)

1509

1517

Beginning of the religious reform in Germany (religion)

Magellan crosses the Pacific Ocean (navigation)

1519

1521

Hernán Cortés conquers the Aztecs in Mexico (colonization)

Expedition Martim Afonso de Souza marks the beginning of colonization (Brazil)

1531

1532

São Vicente Foundation, first Brazilian village (Brazil)

Francisco Pizarro defeats the Inca Empire in Peru (colonization)

1533

1534

Foundation of the Jesuit Order (religion)
Creation of fourteen hereditary captaincies in Brazil, by D. João 3 ° (Brazil)

First African slaves arrive in Brazil (Brazil)

1538

1542

Portuguese land in Japan (navigation)

Nicholas Copernicus Completes De Revolutionibus Orbium (Science)

1543

1545

The Council of Trent Begins (religion)

The first Governor-General, Tomé de Souza (Brazil) arrives in Brazil
Salvador Foundation (Brazil)

1549

1551

Foundation of the University of Lima, the first in America (colonization)

São Paulo Foundation (Brazil)

1554

1557

Portuguese found Macao in China (colonization)

Elizabeth 1st becomes queen of England, ruling until 1603 (politics)

1558

1559

Tobacco is introduced in Europe (customs)

Rio de Janeiro Foundation (Brazil)

1565

1570

D. Sebastião grants freedom to the Indians (Brazil)

Camões publishes the classic The Lusiads (literature)

1572

1577

D. Sebastião disappears at the battle of Alcácer-Quebir in North Africa

Spain occupies Portugal (union of iberian crowns) (politics)

1580

1583

Invention of Microscope and Thermometer (Science)

William Shakespeare writes Romeo and Juliet (literature)

1594

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