AP World History

Events

Pre-history

4000 BCE - 600 bce

Classical era

600 bce - 600 ce

Post-classical

600 ce - 1450

Exploration, colonization

1450 - 1600

early modern

1450 - 1750

Industrial era

1750 - 1900

Recent history

1900 - Present

Government and Wars

ghana empire

700 - 1200

shoguns

1100 - 1500

mali empire

1200 - 1400

Yuan

1271 - 1368

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Tamerlane

1400

Japan civil wars

1400 - 1500

mid 1400s prince henry

1450

Fall of Constantinople

1453

Euro world map

1482

portuguese arrive Kongo

1483 - 1600

Christopher Columbus: America

1492

Lines of Demarcation

1493

vasco da gama: India

1497 - 1499

Russian expansion: siberia, to pacific

1500 - 1700

Safavids

1500 - 1800

China and Islamic Gunpowders in lead

1500 - 1600

Magellan: circumnavigation

1519 - 1522

Hernan Cortes: Aztecs

1519 - 1521

Suleiman the Magnificent rules

1520 - 1566

Mughals

1526 - 1761

France claims canada

1530

1530s

Francisco Pizarro: Inca

1530

1530s

Portugal influences Japan

1543

Akbar the Great r.

1556 - 1605

reunification of japan

1560 - 1615

Tokugawa rules

1603 - 1616

Virginia colony

1607

Virginia "Starving Time"

1610

New Amsterdam colony

1624

Shah Jahan

1628 - 1658

Mass./New England colony

1630

Louis XIV rules

1643 - 1715

Qing dynasty

1644 - 1912

Kangxi rules

1661 - 1722

New Amsterdam defeated by British

1664

Peter the Great rules

1682 - 1725

Louis XIV revoked Edict of Nantes

1685

Glorious Revolution

1688 - 1689

Henry VIII + Elizabeth I

Europe in lead

1700

Qianlong rules

1736 - 1796

Frederick the Great rules

1740 - 1786

Culture

Muslim missionaries

600 - 700

sunni vs shiite split

700

700s

Eastern orthodox split

1054

Wahhabi Movement

1250 - 1818

Marco Polo in Asia

1290

1290s

1400s Wang Yangming simplifies confucianism

1400

Copernicus

1473 - 1543

Erasmus, "In praise of folly"

1509

The Prince, Machiavelli

1513

More, "Utopia"

1516

Scientific Revolution

1540 - 1700

Galileo

1564 - 1642

Johannes Kepler

1571 - 1630

shakespeare

1580 - 1616

sikhism emerges

1600

1600s

Kabuki emerges

1600

Baroque period

1600 - 1750

1700s

Miguel de Cervantes

1610

Newton

1642 - 1727

Basho

1644 - 1694

china and jesus don't mix

1700

1700s

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Trade, Business, Industry

Swahili city states trade

1000 - 1500

muslims dominate indian ocean

1100 - 1500

Mansa Musa hajj

1324

1400s Zheng He sailed

1400

Portuguese trading-post empire

Approx. 1400 - Approx. 1500

British East India Company

1600

Dutch: Cape Colony

1652

Social Structures

Interactions between Humans and Environment