World Cultures Timeline

East Asia Empires

Tang+Song

Sui Dynasty

581 - 618

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Mechanical clock

Approx. 700

700s

Porcelain

Approx. 780

late 700s

Explosive powder

Approx. 800

800s

Development of footbinding

900 - 1200

900s-1200s

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Paper money

Approx. 1020

1020s

Moveable type

1040

Magnetic compass

Approx. 1100

1100s

Mongols

Genghis Khan

1162 - 1227

Kublai Khan

1215 - 1294

Marco Polo

1254 - 1324

Kublai Khan = Great Khan

1260

Yuan Dynasty

1279 - 1386

Pax Mongolica

1280 - 1300

late 1200s to 1300s

Yuan overthrown

1368

Mughals

Begin to conquer Indian subcontinent

1000

Babur

1526 - 1530

Mughal Dynasty

1526 - 1707

Humayun

1531 - 1555

Akbar the Great

1556 - 1605

Jangahir

1605 - 1627

Shah Jahan

1628 - 1658

Feudal Japan

Imperial Period

400 - 1100

400s-1100s

Yamato Emperors

400 - 2014

Heian Period

794 - 1185

African Empires

Neolithic era

20000 BCE

Agricultural Revolution

Approx. 8000 BCE

Early African Societies

Bantu Migrations

3000 BCE - 1100 CE

Nok People

500 BCE - 200 CE

Iron Age

Approx. 500 BCE

Djenne-Djeno

Approx. 250 BCE - Approx. 1400 CE

Aksum Kingdom

325 - 700

Great Zimbabwe and Swahili Coast

Great Zimbabwe

Approx. 1000 - Approx. 1450

Height of Kilwa Kisiwani and Great Zimbabwe

1250 - 1350

West African Empires

Ghana Empire

Approx. 800 - Approx. 1235

Sundiata of Mali

1235 - 1255

(ruled)

Mali Empire

1235 - Approx. 1450

Mansa Musa

1312 - 1332

(ruled)

Oba Ewuare of Benin

1440 - 1473

(ruled)

Songhai Empire

1464 - 1591

Sunni Ali

1464 - 1492

Askia Muhammad

1492 - 1538

(ruled)

Ancient Civilizations

Mesopotamia

Approx. 2000 BCE

China - Shang, Zhou

Approx. 2000 BCE

India

Approx. 2000 BCE

Andean

Approx. 2000 BCE

Egypt

Approx. 2000 BCE

Greece Height

Approx. 500 BCE - Approx. 400 BCE

European Middle Ages

Early Middle Ages

500 - 1000

Charlemagne lifespan

742 - 814

Charlemagne's deal with pope

800

Treaty of Verdun

843

Charles the Simple and Rollo

950

(10th Century)

Holy Roman Empire

Approx. 950 - 1100

High Middle Ages

1000 - 1250

Crusades

Approx. 1050 - Approx. 1250

Late Middle Ages

1250 - 1500

Notre Dame

1345

Bubonic Plague

1347

Renaissance and Reformation

Madonna by Cimabue

1290

Renaissance and Reformation

1300 - 1600

The Lamentation, Giotto

1306

Medici

1400 - 1500

Gutenberg's printing press

1450

Birth of Venus, Botticelli

1486

Vitruvian Man, Da Vinci

1490

Pope Julius II r.

1503 - 1513

David, Michelangelo

1504

School of Athens, Rafael

1509

Pope Leo X

1513 - 1521

95 Theses

1517

Erasmus of Rotterdam, Durer

1526

Henry VIII

1530 - 1540

Act of Supremacy

1534

John Calvin

1540 - 1550

Jesuits

1540

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Anglican church founded

1559

Mesoamerican and Andean

Norte Chico

3200 BC - 1800 BC

Olmec comes into power

1200 BC

Zapotec come into power

1000 BC

Olmec height

800 BC - 400 BC

Nazca

200 BC - 600 CE

Mayan height

200 BC - 900 CE

Lima

200 - 600

Zapotec height

250 - 750

Huari

600 - 900

Triple Alliance

1428

Pachacuti

1438

Machu Picchu

1911 - 1912

Rise of European Empires

Hong Wu overthrows Yuan Dynasty

1368

Prince Henry

1394 - 1460

China isolates themselves

1433

Transatlantic slave trade

1450 - 1807

Ferdinand II and Isabella I

1450 - 1500

(late 15th century)

Bartholomeu Dias voyage

1488

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Vasco da Gama exploration

1497

Ponce de Leon lands in Florida

1513

Cortes vs. Aztecs

1519 - 1521

Pizarro vs. Inca

1533

Coronado explores southern USA

1540 - 1541

English and Dutch have joined exploration

1600

Start of Qing dynasty

1644

Rebellion against Spanish in Americas

1680

Britain and France have joined exploration

1700

Equiano

1745 - 1797

Abolition of slavery in Great Britain

1833

13th amendment to the US Consitution

1865