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Foundations
8000 B.C.E. - 600 CE
Beginnings of agriculture, domestication of plants and animals, and early civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, Shang, and Olmec
8000-2000 B.C.E.
Beginnings of Bronze Age
3000 B.C.E.
Kingdom of Israel
1020 B.C.E.
Iron Age
1300 B.C.E.
life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao-Tsu (beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism)
6th century B.C.E.
Bantu migrations
500 B.C.E.- 1000 C.E.
Greek Golden Age - philosophers
5th century B.C.E.
Alexander the Great
323 B.C.E.
Qin unification of China
221 B.C.E.
Han Dynasty, also beginnings of Silk Roads and maritime trade around the South China Sea and Indian Ocean Basin
206 B.C.E.-220 CE
Spread of Buddhism and Hinduism to Southeast Asia
3rd century B.C.E.
Pax Romana
27 B.C.E. - 180 C.E.
Beginnings of Christianity
32 C.E.
Spread of Christianity in the Mediterranean basin and Southwest Asia
2nd century C.E.
Mauryan Empire and Gupta Dynasty
3rd and 6th centuries
Roman capital moved to Constantinople
333 C.E.
Christianity official religion of Roman Empire
380
Beginning of Trans-Saharan Trade Routes (use of camel spreads)
4th century
Classical Maya
400-800
Fall of western Roman Empire
476
Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire
527-565
Post Classical Period
600-1450
Tang Dynasty (Sui Dynasty for 29 yrs before that)
618-907
Rise of Islam
632
Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move into France)
732
Height of Kingdom of Ghana
9th century
Song Dynasty
960-1279
Great Schism in Christian Church
1054
Norman conquest of England
1066
1st Crusade
1095
Mali Empire
13th-15th century
Delhi Sultanate
1206-1526
Magna Carta
1215
Mongols sack Baghdad
1258
Marco Polo travels
1271-1295
Yuan Dynasty
1279-1368
Mansa Musa's pilgrimage
1324
Aztec Empire
14th-16th century
travels of Ibn Battuta
1325-1349
Hundred Years' War
1337-1453
Bubonic plague in Europe
1347-1348
Renaissance
14th-15th century
Ming Dynasty
1368-1644
end of Zheng He's voyages/Rise of Ottomans
1433
Ottomans capture Constantinople
1453
Dias rounded Cape of Good Hope
1488
Columbus sailed to San Salvador/ Reconquista of Spain
1492
Safavid Empire
16th-18th century
Martin Luther's 95 theses
1517
Cortez conquered the Aztecs
1521
Magellan's crew completes circumnavigation of the world
1522
African slaves to the Americas
early 1500s - early 1800s
Discovery of silver in Potosi, Bolivia
1545
Mughal Empire (Akbar 1556-1605)
1526-1858
Scientific Revolution
16th-17th century
Council of Trent, Jesuits, Counter-Reformation
1545 -1563
defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British
1588
Start of East India Company and Dutch VOC
1600-1602
Tokugawa Shogunate
1603-1867
Founding of Jamestown and Massachusetts Bay Colony
1607-1630
Qing Dynasty (Kangxi 1661-1722)
1644-1911
Tsar Peter the Great
1682-1725
John Locke's Two Treatises on Government
1688
Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights
1689
high point of African slave trade
18th century
Industrial Revolution
1750-1914
The Enlightenment
18th century
Seven Years' War or French and Indian War
1756-1763
Declaration of Independence and Adam Smith writes Wealth of Nations
1776
U.S. Constitution ratified
1789
French Revolution
1789 - 1815
Haitian Revolution
1789 -1804
Congress of Vienna
1815
European revolutions
1830 -1848
Contemporary Period
1914-2010
The Long 19th Century
1750-1914
Early Modern Period
1450-1750