Story of the World Timeline

European Rulers

Henry VI was King of England

1422 - 1461

Edward V was King of England

1470 - 1483

Edward IV was King of England

1471 - 1483

Henry VIII was King of England

1509 - 1547

Edward VI was King of England and Ireland

1547 - 1553

Mary I was Queen of England and Ireland

1553 - 1558

James I (England and Ireland)

1556 - 1625

Elizabeth I England and Ireland

1558 - 1603

Christian IV of Denmark

1577 - 1648

He attacked Ferdinand II and lost to Germany.

Ferdinand II of Germany

1578 - 1637

He was Charles V's son. He was cheerful, hated protestants, and was Catholic.

Cardinal Richelieu of France

1585 - 1642

This Cardinal also attacked Ferdinand in the Thirty Year War because he wanted the title Holy Roman Emporer.

Gustavus II of Sweden

1594 - 1632

He also attack Ferdinand II of Germany, and he won, but died in battle and was ultimately defeated.

Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

1599 - 1658

Oliver Cromwell lead an army to take over Charles I of England. He was puritain. During his rule he was very unpopular because he did not allow people to sing songs other than hymn, go to plays, or play cards. His funeral was the most "joyful" because no one cried over him.

Charles I of England

1600 - 1649

Charles I married a Catholic French Princess. Was executed by Oliver Cromwell.

Charles II, King of England

1630 - 1685

Charles II was the son of Charles I. Rulled after Oliver Cromwell. The Parliament invited him back after Cromwell's death, but limited the kings of England's power with their new laws.

James II

1633 - 1701

) King William III & II and Queen Mary II's Reign

1689 - 1702


The Enclosure Acts began


This act made lands that were previously for all the common folks and divided the lands among the farmers, but the farmers had to pay for the lands. Some farmers could not afford the fee and had to sale their land to another wealthier farmer.

Thirty Year War

1618 - 1648

Cheerful, Harmless King of Germany, Fernanand. well, they thought he was harmless. He was Catholic and wanted it to be a Catholic country. He wanted to be the Holy Roman Emporer. They fought for 16 years and other countries decided to join.

Taj Mahal was built

1632 - 1653

Great Plague of England

1665 - 1666

The Plague of England was very bad. Almost half the city died. People were afraid to go out of their house. There was a man with a wagon yelling, "bring out their dead."

The Great Fire of London


It started from one coal. The Lord Mayor came and said that a woman could put that out and went back to bed. Then it crept to another house and another house. People ran to the church for protection, but the roof of the church melted and people ran out. After three days the fire was gone.

King Phillip's war

1675 - 1678

The war between the Wanpagoag and the English settlement in Massachusetts.

The Great Northern War

1700 - 1721

War between Peter the Great of Russia and Charles XII of Sweden.

Other Rulers

Jahangir-World Seizer of India

1569 - 1627

He was Muslium and as cruel at Genghis Khan. Established a trade treaty with James I of England

Hidetada, shogun of Japan

1579 - 1632

Extreme laws forbidding Christianity to spread in Japan

Shan Jahan- The King of the World (India)

1592 - 1666

Built the Taj Majal

Jonah's pretend event


Ieyasu rules

1603 - 1616

was the shogun of Japan. He stopped Catholic Missionaries from coming into Japan.

Iemitsu, shogun of Japan

1604 - 1651

Decided that no one could come in or out of Japan, closing Japan for a century.

Aurangzeb- Conqueror of the World (India)

1618 - 1707

Metacoma, leader of Wampanoag Indians

1639 - 1676

also called King Phillip

Louis XIV of France

1643 - 1715

Called himself the sun king. Almost drowned when he was 4. His father died when he was four and he became king. He had a lot of tragedy at the end of his life. He ruled absolutely without advisors.

K'ang-hsi ruled the Manchu dynasty of China

1654 - 1722

Changed the rules of China to be fair for all citizens. China became wealthier and prospered under his rule.

Fredrick I of Prussia

1657 - 1713

He was king of Prussia. He became of Brandonburg because he got the people to think of them as one state.

Peter the Great of Russia

1672 - 1725

Peter was interested in the west and spent a great deal of his reign trying to find a port and passage to Europe from Russia. He invaded the Swedes to accomplish this causing war.

Charles XII of Sweden

1682 - 1718

Fought with Peter the Great of Russia to protect their portion of the Straight. They also ran the Russian army far into Russia, but suffered severly when the Russia winter came through and many of the Swedish Army died of cold.

Chi-en Lung (China)

1711 - 1799

Ruled China for 60 years. He collected the "Complete Library in the Four Branches of Literature"


Sandro Botticelli

1445 - 1510

Leonardo DiVinci

1452 - 1519

Inventor, Artist, unschooled.

Michaelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

1475 - 1564

Painted the sisteen chapel. Was a competitor with DiVinci. Hot tempered. possibly gay.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

1483 - 1520

Pieter Bruegel, the Elder

1529 - 1569

Mark Catesby- a naturalist and artist

1682 - 1749

Eleazar Albin

1690 - 1742


William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

John Milton

1608 - 1647

English Poet who wrote Paradise Lost


Antonio Vivaldi

Approx. 1678 - 1741

Famous Italian Composer
wrote the fours seasons

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750


Nicolaus Copernicus

1476 - 1543

calculated the distance around the earth. Place the sun rather than the earth at it's center of the universe

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

A scientist that study the stars and the universe. He discovered that the earth rotates around the sun.

John Locke

1632 - 1704

John Locke went out of the country during James II rule, but came back in when William and Mary came to rule the country. He believed that Kinds and Queens should make the laws that only the people wanted. People had a right to life, health, liberty and possessions.

Isaac Newton

1642 - 1746

He discovered gravity and was curious. He was able to help farmers and economists with his philosophies.

Antoine Lavoisier

1743 - 1794

Father of Chemistry. Found out that the reactants always weigh the same as the products.

Svante Arrhenius

1859 - 1927

chemist who defined acids and bases

Martin Lowry

1874 - 1936

Chemist who defined acid and bases by electron affinity with Broensted.

Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted

1879 - 1947

chemist who defined acid and bases with Lowery as electron affinity. He's from Denmark


Christopher Columbus

1450 - 1506

Americo Vespucio

1454 - 1512

Brave People

William Penn

1644 - 1718

He founded the city of Philadelphia which means "City of Brotherly Love."

Maria-Madeleine Vercheres

1678 - 1747

Very brave. She was running towards the fort and people would not fight to save the fort, so she, at 14 fought the Iroquois herself. She and her brothers held down the fort for three days until reinforcements from a nearby colony came and rescued them.


Jethro Tull

1674 - 1740

invented the seed drill making farmer easier and more predictable for English Farmers