15th century

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1410 - John Badby is the first person burned at the stake for heresy in England.
1415 - John Hus is burned at the stake.
1417 - Great Schism of the Catholic Church is ended.


1429 - Jeanne d'Arc leads French forces to a victory against England in a battle of the Hundred Years' War.


1453 - Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire.
1455-1485 - The Wars of the Roses rage.


Rise of Modern English language from Middle English.

* 1480s

1480 - The Spanish Inquisition is established.

* 1490s

1492 - Muslims and Jews are expelled from southern Spain after almost 800 years of Muslim rule.
1492 - Christopher Columbus reaches Caribbean islands.
1498 - Christopher Columbus reaches South America.
1498 - Vasco da Gama completes sea voyage to India.

Significant people

Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions

Some Groups That Cover This Period

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