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Sapa Inca 1438-71. Transformed the Kingdom of Cusco into the Inca Empire, overtaking the Chimu culture
Italian explorer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts, but a new continent
Spanish Dominican friar and the first Grand Inquisitor. One of the chief supporters of the Alhambra Decree, which expelled the Jews from Spain in 1492
The last reigning Byzantine Emperor 1449-53. Died in battle at the fall of Constantinople
Portuguese explorer who became the first european to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488
Emperor of the Aztecs in 1427-1440. The period when the Mexica threw off the domination of the Tepanecs and laid the foundations for the Aztec Empire
Aztec emperor 1440-69 and king of Tenochtitlan. Consolidated the Aztek Empire, major expansion was undertaken and Tenochtitlan started becoming the dominant partner in the region
Second to last Sapa Inca of the Inca Empire. Significantly extending the Empire, reaching the height of its size and power under his rule
De facto ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance. Perhaps best known for sponsoring Botticelli and Michelangelo
King of England 1413-22. Came close to conquer France after his victory at Agincourt in 1415. Recognized as regent of France in 1420
German philosopher and one of the first German proponents of Renaissance humanism. Best known for his writings on 'learned ignorance'
Pope 1471-84. Famous for building the Sistine Chapel, establishing the Vatican Archives, for his nepotism and his involvement in the Pazzi-conspiracy
Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, in the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici. His posthumous reputation suffered until the late 1800s
Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales ca. 1401-1416. Instigated a long-running but unsuccessful revolt against the English rule
Czech priest. After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, and considered the first Church reformer. Burned at the stake for heresy in 1415
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Early Renaissance Italian sculptor from Florence. Known for his work in bas-relief, a form of shallow relief sculpture
Italian navigator who found Newfoundland on behalf of England. Commonly held to have been the first European encounter with the mainland of North America since the Vikings
English merchant who is thought to be the first English person to introduce a printing press into England, in 1476
Sometimes referred to as the 'gatherer of the Russian lands', tripled the territory, ended the dominance of the Golden Horde and renovated the Kremlin
Ming Emperor 1402-24. Build the Forbidden City, repaired the Grand Canal and reestablished Beijing as the primary capital
Portuguese prince and explorer. Startet the portuguese exploration and naval trade through his exploration of Western Africa
Commander of the Ming expeditionary voyages to South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa 1405-1433
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire 1481-1512. Consolidated the empire, thwarted a Safavid rebellion and evacuated Jews from Spain in 1492
Female pilgrim, known for dictating 'The Book of (Name)', a work considered by some to be the first autobiography in the English language
King of France 1422-1461. Becoming king in desperate times his situation change dramatically with Joan of Arc
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire 1444-46 and 1451-81. He conquered Constantinople, transforming the Ottoman state into an empire. He continued his conquests as far as Croatia
Pope 1406-15. Was forced to resign to end the Western Schism, and was succeeded by Pope Martin V
King of England 1485-1509. Seized the throne when his forces won the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the War of Roses. Founded the Tudor dynasty
English pantomime character who in real life was four times Lord Mayor of London and helper of the poor
King of England 1483-85. Died in the Battle of Bosworth Fields. Were rumoured to have placed his nephew, 12-year-old King Edward V, in the Tower, and seized the throne himself

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