WORLD HISTORY: Timeline Project

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Archaic Period

800 BC - 500 BC

Early Greek history

Classical Period

500 BC - 323 BC

Middle history of Ancient Greece

Hellenistic Period

323 BC - 31 BC

Latter history of Ancient Greece

Juluis Caesar's lifetime

100 BC - 44 BC

Roman Empire

27 BC - 180

Roman Empire is together, strongest at time

Christianity

40 AD

Paul, a prophet, begins to spread Christianity

Early Middle Ages

448 - 1000

Fall of Roman Empire

476

Empire falls to Visigoths

Clovis

481

Clovis becomes king of the Franks

Great Wall of China

580

Built to keep out Mongols, stop trade

Grand Canal

605

Grand canal is built

Charlemange

800

On Christmas day, Charlemange is crowned king of Holy Roman Empire

Treaty of Verdun

843

Signing ends European civil war

High Middle Ages

1000 - 1500

Advancement in History

Battle Against Hastings

1066

William the Conqueror crosses English channel and wins battle against Hastings

Crusades

1095 - 1291

Crusades battle for control of Holy Lands

Concordat of Worms

1122

End of controversy of who decided Bishops (King Henry, or Pope)

Magna Carta

1215

King John is forced by Barons to sign Magna Carta treaty

Habsburg

1273

Ruler of small state becomes ruler of Switzerland

Clement V

1309 - 1377

New pope is elected in France during Babylonian Captivity

100 Years War

1337 - 1377

War over ruler of France

Bubonic Plague

1347

Bubonic Plague begins to spread, killing its victims by rotting their body from the inside

Renaissance

1350 - 1700

Meaning "rebirth", new aspects of art & philosophy beginning in Italy

Age of Exploration

1400 - 1800

New lands claimed, conquered and discovered

Council of Constance

1417

New pope is elected after removal of Italian and French popes

War of the Roses

1448 - 1485

War for the throne of England

Printing Press

1450

Johannes Gutenberg invents the first printing press

Convert to Christianity

1492

Jews are ordered to convert to Christian religion or leave Spain

95 Theses

1517

Martin Luther posts 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Cathedral

Reformation

1517 - 1555

Religious revolution that results in formation of new churches

Romanovs Rule Russia

1613 - 1900

Romanov Family rules Russia for aprox. 300 years

Thirty Years War

1618

War as Protestant Rebellion against the Holy Roman Empire

Reign of Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

King of France who built the powerful nation

Enlightenment

1700 - 1900

Trade begins in China

Invention: Flying Shuttle

1733

John Kay invents "flying shuttle" to quickly make cloth

Invention: Steam Engine

1775

James Watt invents an engine that runs on steam, which will power factories or trains more efficiently

Invention: Cotton GIn

1793

Eli Whitney invents machine that can collect cotton much faster than people alone

Hundred Days of Reform

1898

Emperor's attempt to make China more modern

Armenian Genocide

1914

Armenians are killed for wanting independence

Assassination of Francis & Sophie Ferdinand

1914

Archduke and wife of France are killed, being a central cause of WWI

US Becomes Part of WWI

April 1917

Wilson declares war with Germany after submarine attacks

German Surrender

March 1918

Germans surrender during battle to French in WWI

May 4th Movement

May 4, 1919

Movement against Treaty of Versailles in China, because the treaty takes away land from China

Communist Executions

1927

Communists are executed, ends relations between two parties

Communists Defeat Nationalists

1949

End of Punic Wars

January 1985

Fought between Rome and Carthage

Tiananmen Square

1989

Protesters gather in Tiananmen Square

Olympics

2008

China hosts the olympics to reach out to other countries