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Key developments of 1525

By this point, in terms of European projects at world domination and all the plunder, destruction, and genocide that they entailed, Spain was clearly stepping into the number-one role. (See the orange-daubed parts of the world, above. Yellow was Portugal.) The Spanish state was also still actively throwing its weight around inside Europe, whereas the … Continue reading Key developments of 1525

Key developments of 1524

Here’s a list of key events of 1524 CE that I culled from Wikipedia– and from the online Encyclopedia Britannica: In January, the French king Francis I entered the transatlantic exploration game by sending Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verazzano on an expedition to “the New World”, apparently seeking a western sea route to the Pacific … Continue reading Key developments of 1524