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The 16th century, which consists of the years from 1501 through 1600, was the beginning of the modern era and included monumental exploration by the Spanish and Portuguese as well as the Elizabethan Era, the reign of Henry VIII, the Protestant Reformation, and the Ming Dynasty.


Buonarroti, Michelangelo

Copernicus, Nicolaus

da Vinci, Leonardo

Elizabethan Era


Henry VIII

Inca Empire

Machiavelli, Niccolo


Protestant Reformation

Radical Reformation



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