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  1. 16th century

    The 16th century begins with the Julian year 1501 and ends with either the Julian or the Gregorian year 1600. It is regarded by historians as the century in which the rise of the West occurred. During the 16th century, Spain and Portugal explored the world's seas and opened world-wide oceanic trade routes. Large parts of the New World became Spanish and Portuguese colonies, and while the Portuguese became the masters of Asia's and Africa's Indian Ocean trade, the Spanish opened trade across the Pacific Ocean, linking the Americas with Asia. In Europe, the Protestant Reformation gave a major blow to the authority of the papacy and the Roman Catholic Church. European politics became dominated by religious conflicts, with the groundwork for the epochal Thirty Years' War being laid towards the end of the century. In the Middle East, the Ottoman Empire continued to expand, with the Sultan taking the title of Caliph, while dealing with a resurgent Persia. Iran and Iraq were caught by major popularity of the once-obscure Shiite sect of Islam under the rule of the Safavid dynasty of warrior-mystics, providing grounds for a Persia independent of the majority-Sunni Muslim world.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 16th century in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 16th century in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Myriah Williams and Paul Russell:

    The 'Black Book' was particularly heavily annotated before the end of the 16th century.

  2. John McNeill:

    The Aedes Aegypti didn't exist in the Americas until the 16th century. That mosquito was brought from Africa to the Americas.

  3. John McNeill:

    The Aedes Aegypti didn't exist in the Americas until the 16th century. That mosquito was brought from Africa to the Americas and it succeeded in colonizing in the South.

  4. Robert Weiss:

    I'm sure in the 16th century, there were people who said, 'I don't know what to say to my ex; could you say it to her for me?' we jump forward to 'Sex and the City,' and we have the Post-It Note breakup.

  5. Myriah Williams:

    He fits the time frame for the erasures, which we know would have been in the late 16th century, but we can only speculate that he might have been the one to take it upon himself to 'cleanse' the manuscript.

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