World History

Periods Big

Traditional divisions, mainly eurocentric

End of Neolithicum

Approx. 10000 bc

Bronze Age (EU)

Approx. 3300 bc - Approx. 600 bc

Iron Age

Approx. 1200 bc - Approx. 1 bc

Great variance as far as ending is concerned.

Antiquity

Approx. 800 bc - Approx. 476

Postclassical Era (Middle Ages)

Approx. 500 - Approx. 1500

Modern history

Approx. 1500 - Approx. 2020

Early Modern

Approx. 1500 - Approx. 1750

Mid-Modern

Approx. 1750 - Approx. 1914

Contemp.

Approx. 1914 - Approx. 2020

Periods Europe

1st famers Middle Europe

Approx. 5400 bc

Minoan

Approx. 2000 bc - 1000 bc

Crete

Mycenian Palace Culture

Approx. 1600 bc - Approx. 1000 bc

Mainland Greece

"Dark Ages"

Approx. 1000 bc - Approx. 750 bc

Greece

Roman Republic

753 bc - 27 bc

Archaic

Approx. 750 bc - 500 bc

Greece (end: Invasion by Xerxes, 480)

Classical

500 bc - 323 bc

Greece

Hellenistic

323 bc - 30 bc

Roman Empire

27 bc - 476

Byzantine Empire

330 - 1453

European Renaissance

Approx. 1350 - Approx. 1650

starting in Italy, spreading North

Enlightenment

Approx. 1680 - Approx. 1830
  • After Osterhammel

Industrialisation

Approx. 1750 - 1914

ending arbitrary

Periods Asia

  • Egypt

Egyptian Pharaos

Approx. 3000 bc - 30 bc

Mesopotamia

Approx. 3000 bc - Approx. 650 bc

Mesopotamian City Civilizations
Akkad, Ur, Sumer, Babylon, Uruk

Events

Olympic Games

776 bc

Greek Colonisation

Approx. 750 bc - Approx. 550 bc

Egypt Roman Province

30 bc

Biggest Extension of R. Emp.

117

under Trajan

Greece Roman Province

146

Constantinople Capital

330

Division of R.Emp.

395

Deposition of Western Roman Emperor

476

Norman Conquest

1066

Norman Conquest

1066

Crusades

Approx. 1095 - 1396

French Revolution

07/17/1789 - 1815

WW II

09/01/1939 - 09/02/1945

Second World War
1 Sept 1939: Invasion of Poland
2 Sept 1945: Capitulation of Japan

People

Alexander The Great

356 bc - 323 bc


(Picture: Wikipedia)

Ideas and Technology

Beginning of farming

Approx. 10000 bc

Sheep-herding

Approx. 9000 bc

Mesopotamia

Domestication of the pig

Approx. 8000 bc

Asia

Agriculture in M. + S. America

Approx. 7000 bc

Domestication of the horse

Approx. 5500 bc

Development of Script

Approx. 3000 bc

Egypt, Mesopotamia

1st Olympic Games

776 bc

Arts

Stonehenge built

Approx. 3100 bc - Approx. 2600 bc

Djoser's Pyramid (oldest)

Approx. 2670 bc

Egypt

Khufu's Pyramid

Approx. 2566 bc

("Cheops")