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Early Modern Europe

  1. 1. Early Modern Europe Brandon Engberg
  2. 2. Early Modern Europe <ul><li>Beginning in the early 1400’s Early modern Europe was in a time of changing opinions on religion and innovations in fields such as writing and science. </li></ul><ul><li>The first and probably most important event during Early Modern Europe was the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg. </li></ul><ul><li>This printing press was portable and used movable type. Thus making printing multiple documents quick and easy. </li></ul><ul><li>The invention of the printing press help shape another big event of Early Modern Europe, that being the protestant reformation. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a Church door in Germany. However he also had circulated many printed versions as well. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Modern Europe cont. <ul><li>Martin Luther’s 95 Theses would be the first step towards religious wars in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>These wars were mostly between the Protestants and the Catholics. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of religious wars include the French Wars on Religion fought in France and the Thirty Years War fought in Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>Many more important events occurred during the period of Early Modern Europe, such as Columbus’ Voyage and the Enlightenment. </li></ul><ul><li>These events marked a change in European ideals and would have implication in later times. </li></ul><ul><li>However the period known as Early Modern Europe ended in the late 18th Century when the Industrial Revolution began. </li></ul>Martin Luther
  4. 4. Early Portugal - Cities <ul><li>During the period of Early Modern Europe Portugal was one of the bigger powers at the time. </li></ul><ul><li>They had if not the best one of the best navies in the world and were great explorers. </li></ul><ul><li>One city in particular was well known with Portugal and its Navy, that city being Lisbon. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly all of Portuguese explorations left from Lisbon. Vasco de Gama’s journey to India is a well known exhibition to leave from Lisbon. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lisbon <ul><li>Lisbon had its “Golden Age” during the 16th century. </li></ul><ul><li>It was pretty much the trading center of the world, with trade from Africa, Brazil, India and the far east. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1580 Portugal would lose independence to Spain. However Lisbon would be location of a revolt in 1640 in which Portugal would regain independence. </li></ul><ul><li>Towards the end of the early modern Europe period Lisbon would be devastated by an earthquake. </li></ul><ul><li>On November 1, 1755 the city was 85 percent destroyed and over 30,000 people died. </li></ul><ul><li>A tsunami would result from the Lisbon Earthquake which would go onto destroy more parts of Southern Portugal. </li></ul><ul><li>After the Earthquake the medieval town was demolished and Lisbon was designed to look more of how it looks in modern times. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bibliography <ul><li>“ Early Modern Europe.” Wikipidia . 25 April 2011. 16 May 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_modern_Europe </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lisbon.” Wikipidia. 10 May 2011. 16 May 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon#From_the_Middle_Ages_to_the_Portuguese_Empire </li></ul>