World History Timeline

Events

Unit 1: 8000 - 600 BCE

8000 BCE - 600 BCE

Unit 2: 600 BCE - 600 CE

599 BC - 600 CE

Unit 3: 600 - 1450 CE

0601 - 1450

Unit 4: 1450 - 1750 CE

1451 - 1750

Unit 5: 1750 - 1900 CE

1751 - 1900

Unit 6: 1900 CE - Present

1901 - 2016

Middle East

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution [~8000 BCE]

Approx. 8000 BCE

Sumerians (Mesopotamia) [~3200 - 1200 BCE]

Approx. 3200 BCE - Approx. 1200 BCE

Rise of Judaism [~2000 BCE]

Approx. 2000 BCE

Hammurabi's Code [1790 BCE]

Approx. 1790 BCE

Persian Empire [550 - 330 BCE]

550 BCE - 330 BCE

Alexander the Great's reign [336 - 323 BCE]

336 BCE - 323 BCE

Life of Jesus Christ [~4 BCE - 30 CE]

Approx. 4 BCE - Approx. 30 CE

Rise of Christianity [~32 CE]

Approx. 32 CE

Life of Muhammad [570 - 632 CE]

570 - 632

Umayyad Dynasty [661 - 750 CE]

661 - 750

Abbasid Dynasty [750 - 1258 CE]

750 - 1258

Construction of House of Wisdom [775 CE]

775

Crusades [1095-1291 CE}

1095 - 1291

Mongols sack Baghdad [1258 CE]

1258 CE

Ottoman Empire [1453 - 1919 CE]

1453 - 1919

Birth of Israel [1948 CE]

1948

Iranian Revolution [1979 CE]

1979

Asia

Indus Valley Civilization [~2500 - 1700 BCE]

Approx. 2500 BCE - Approx. 1800 BCE

Shang Dynasty [~1650 - 1046 BCE]

Approx. 1650 BCE - Approx. 1046 BCE

Rise of Hinduism [~1500 BCE]

Approx. 1500 BCE

Zhou Dynasty [1027 - 256 BCE]

Approx. 1027 BCE - 256 BCE

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) born [~566 BCE]

Approx. 566 BCE

Confucius born [551 BCE]

551 BCE

Rise of Buddhism [~500 BCE]

Approx. 500 BCE

Chandragupta Maurya reigns [~321 - 297 BCE]

Approx. 321 BCE - Approx. 297 BCE

Mauryan Dynasty [~321 - 185 BCE]

Approx. 321 BCE - Approx. 185 BCE

Asoka reigns [~265 - 238 BCE]

Approx. 265 BCE - Approx. 238 BCE

First construction of Great Wall of China [221 BCE]

221 BCE

Qin Dynasty [221 - 206 BCE]

221 BCE - Approx. 206 BCE

Han Dynasty [206 BCE - 220 CE]

206 BCE - 220 CE

Silk Road [130 BCE - 1453 CE]

Approx. 130 BCE - 1453 CE

Gupta Dynasty [~320 - 550 CE]

Approx. 320 - Approx. 550

Tang Dynasty [618 - 906 CE]

618 - 906

Song Dynasty [960 - 1279 CE]

960 - 1279

Mongol Empire [1206 - 1368 CE]

1206 - 1368

Genghis Khan invades China [1234 CE]

1234

Marco Polo travels [1271 - 1295 CE]

1271 - 1295

Ming Dynasty [1368 CE - 1644 CE]

1368 - 1644

Zheng He voyages [1405 - 1433 CE]

1405 - 1433

Ivan III (the GREAT) reigns [1462 - 1505 CE]

1462 - 1505

Mughal Empire [1526 - 1857 CE]

1526 - 1857

Ivan IV (the TERRIBLE) reigns [1533 - 1584 CE]

1533 - 1584

Tokugawa Shogunate [1600 - 1868 CE]

1600 - 1868

Opium Wars [1839 - 1860 CE]

1839 - 1860

Sepoy Rebellion/Mutiny [1857 CE]

1857

Russo-Japanese War [1905 CE]

1905

Chinese Revolution [1911 - 1912 CE]

1911 - 1912

Independence & partition of India [1947 CE]

1947

Chinese Communist Revolution [1949 CE]

1949

Korean War [1950 - 1953 CE]

1950 - 1953

Tiananmen Square [1989 CE]

1989

Africa

Egyptian Kingdoms [2700 - 1100 BCE]

2700 BCE - 1100 BCE

Kush Empire [775 BCE - 653 CE]

775 BCE - 653 CE

Axum Empire [100 - 940 CE]

100 - 940

Ghana Empire [830 - 1235 CE]

830 - 1235

Mali Empire [1230 - 1600 CE]

1230 - 1600

Mansa Musa's pilgrimage [1324 CE]

1324

Travels of Ibn Battuta [1325 - 1349 CE]

1325 - 1349

Songhai Empire [1464 - 1592 CE]

1464 - 1592

Bartolomeu Dias rounds Cape of Good Hope [1488 CE]

1488 CE

King Afonso I rules Kongo [1491 - 1541 CE]

1491 - 1541

Berlin Conference [1885 CE]

1885

Rwandan Genocide [1994 CE]

1994

Europe

Life of Socrates [~470 - 399 BCE]

Approx. 470 BCE - 399 BCE

Age of Pericles [460 - 429 BCE]

460 BCE - 429 BCE

Life of Plato [428 - 348 BCE]

Approx. 428 BCE - Approx. 348 BCE

Life of Aristotle [~384 - 322 BCE]

Approx. 384 BCE - Approx. 322 BCE

Pax Romana [27 BCE - 180 CE]

27 BCE - 180 CE

Edict of Milan [313 CE]

Approx. 313 CE

Byzantine Empire [330-1453 CE]

330 CE - 1453 CE

Construction of Hagia Sophia completed [360 CE]

360 CE

Justinian reigns [527 - 565 CE]

527 - 565

1st Schism in Christian Church [1054 CE]

1054

Magna Carta [1215 CE]

1215

Italian Renaissance [1330 - 1550 CE]

1330 - 1550

Bubonic Plague [1347 - 1351 CE]

1347 - 1351

Invention of Printing Press [1440 CE]

1440

Martin Luther's 95 Theses [1517 CE]

1517

Machiavelli's "The Prince" [1517 CE]

1517

The Enlightenment [1651 - 1794 CE]

1651 - 1794

Peter the Great reigns [1682 - 1725 CE]

1682 - 1725

Industrial Revolution [~1760 - 1850 CE]

Approx. 1760 - Approx. 1850

Catherine the Great reigns [1762 - 1796 CE]

1762 - 1796

French Revolution [1789 CE]

1789

Congress of Vienna [1815 CE]

1815

Communist Manifesto [1848 CE]

1848

Emancipation of the Serfs [1863 CE]

1863

WWI [1914 - 1917 CE]

1914 - 1917

Russian Revolution [1917 - 1922 CE]

1917

Soviet Union [1922 - 1991 CE]

1922 - 1991

WWII [1939 - 1945 CE]

1939 - 1945

Berlin Wall [1961 - 1989 CE]

1961 - 1989

Americas

Olmec Empire [~1200 - 400 BCE]

Approx. 1200 BCE - Approx. 400 BCE

Chavin Empire [~900 - 200 BCE]

Approx. 900 BCE - Approx. 200 BCE

Mayan Civilization [~250 - 900 CE]

Approx. 250 - Approx. 900

Aztec Civilization [~1100 - 1521 CE]

Approx. 1100 - 1521

Columbus arrives in Americas [1492 CE]

1492

Transatlantic Slave Trade [1502 - 1808 CE]

1502 - Approx. 1808

Cortez conquers the Aztec [1521 CE]

1521

Pizarro conquers the Inca [1533 CE]

1533

American Revolution [1775 - 1783 CE]

1775 - 1783

Haitian Revolution [1791 - 1804 CE]

1791 - 1804

Emancipation Proclamation [1863 CE]

1863

Mexican Revolution [1910 - 1920 CE]

1910 - 1920

Stock Market Crash [1929 CE]

1929

Pearl Harbor attack [1941 CE]

1941

Cuban Revolution [1959 CE]

1959

Cuban Missile Crisis [1962 CE]

1962

9/11 Attacks [2001 CE]

2001