Important dates in world history (1500 to 2000)
The Reformation led to the birth of Protestantism.
Ferdinand Magellan commanded the first globe-circling voyage, completed in 1522 after his death.
The Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes defeated the Aztec Indians of Mexico.
Babur, a Muslim prince, invaded India and founded the Mughal Empire.
The Royal Navy of England defeated the Spanish Armada, establishing England as a great naval power.
Nicolas Patenotre was born in Northern France near the English Channel, in or near the city of Rouen.
The Manchus ruled China as the Qing dynasty.
British Parliament began passing the Navigation Acts to closely regulate colonial trade.
Nicolas and Marguerite Patenostre were married, October 30, 1651, in the church of Notre Dame de Quebec (Our Lady of Quebec), in Quebec City.
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.
The 13 American Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, establishing the United States of America.
The French Revolution began.
Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo, ending his attempt to rule Europe.
Rebellions of 1837, Lower Canada, in which members of the Patenaude Family took part. See J.Z. Leon Patenaude, in this website.
Commodore Matthew Perry visited Japan and opened two ports to U.S. trade, ending Japan's isolation.
Britain took over the rule of India from the East India Company after the Indian Rebellion, also called the Sepoy Rebellion.
Union forces defeated the Confederates in the American Civil War after four years of fighting.
Canadian Confederation - July 1, 1867
Louis Riel led the metis in the Red River Rebellion in Manitoba.
The Suez Canal opened.
Germany became united under the Prussian king, who ruled the new empire as Kaiser Wilhelm I.
Louis Riel led a metis revolt in Saskatchewan, and was subsequently hanged as a traitor. The Canadian Pacific Railway (now CP Rail) spanned Canada.
The United States took control of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines following the Spanish-American War.
World War I
Canada gained its independence from Britain.
World War II