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Descendants of Nicolas & Marguerite Patenostre
Our Place In History

Important dates in world history (1500 to 2000)

1500's
The Reformation led to the birth of Protestantism.
1519-1521
Ferdinand Magellan commanded the first globe-circling voyage, completed in 1522 after his death.
1521
The Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes defeated the Aztec Indians of Mexico.
1526
Babur, a Muslim prince, invaded India and founded the Mughal Empire.
1588
The Royal Navy of England defeated the Spanish Armada, establishing England as a great naval power.

1624 (circa)
Nicolas Patenotre was born in Northern France near the English Channel, in or near the city of Rouen.

1644-1912
The Manchus ruled China as the Qing dynasty.
1651
British Parliament began passing the Navigation Acts to closely regulate colonial trade.

1651
Nicolas and Marguerite Patenostre were married, October 30, 1651, in the church of Notre Dame de Quebec (Our Lady of Quebec), in Quebec City.

1759
Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Quebec, settled the fate of the French empire in America. France's defeat at Quebec in 1759 led to the Treaty of Paris of 1763 that gave Canada and all French territory east of the Mississippi River to Britain.
1776
The 13 American Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, establishing the United States of America.
1789
The French Revolution began.
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo, ending his attempt to rule Europe.

1837
Rebellions of 1837, Lower Canada, in which members of the Patenaude Family took part. See J.Z. Leon Patenaude, in this website.

1853-1854
Commodore Matthew Perry visited Japan and opened two ports to U.S. trade, ending Japan's isolation.
1858
Britain took over the rule of India from the East India Company after the Indian Rebellion, also called the Sepoy Rebellion.
1865
Union forces defeated the Confederates in the American Civil War after four years of fighting.
1867
Canadian Confederation - July 1, 1867
1869
Louis Riel led the metis in the Red River Rebellion in Manitoba.
1869
The Suez Canal opened.
1871
Germany became united under the Prussian king, who ruled the new empire as Kaiser Wilhelm I.
1885
Louis Riel led a metis revolt in Saskatchewan, and was subsequently hanged as a traitor. The Canadian Pacific Railway (now CP Rail) spanned Canada.
1898
The United States took control of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines following the Spanish-American War.
1914-1918
World War I
1931
Canada gained its independence from Britain.
1939-1945
World War II


Source: Most of the above information is taken from the World Book Encyclopedia, CD-ROM Millennium 2000 edition.