World History Timeline

Time Periods

The Renaissance

1300 - 1599

The Bubonic Plague

1350 - 1450

Also known as black death. The ending of this results in the Renaissance.

Elizabethan age

1558 - 1600

Age of Exploration

1600 - 1800

industrial revolution

1750 - 1850

World War I

1914 - 1918


The Crusades

1097 - 1270

religious wars between Muslims & Christians for control of Europe

Hundred Years War

1337 - 1453

Battle of Plassey


Robert Clive led East India Company against Indian forces. His victory allowed the British East India Company to rule for the next 100 years

The Crimean War

Oct 5, 1853 - Mar 30, 1856

world war 1

1914 - 1918


Discovery of Argentina


Juan de Solis discovers Rio de la Plata during the Voyage of Amerigo Vespucci

Colonial Period

1530 - 1810

First settlement

1536 - 1541

The Settlement of Buenos Aires. It was founded in 1536 by Pedro de Mendoza, then abandoned in 1541. This is important because this was the first settlement in Argentina, but it is unfortunate that it was abandoned.

First permanent settlement (Santiago del Estero)


by Spanish settlers from Peru. This leads to a viceroy leader.

Viceroy overthrown


This is an important event because it leads to the establishment of the first Argentinian government

Period of Nation Building

1810 - 1880

In this time period, Argentinian people are productive in building their nation.

First establishment of a government

May 25, 1810

Armed citizens kick out Spanish Viceroy and establish a government. This is an important even because this leads to a structured government.

Argentina declares independence from Spain

1816 - 1817

Jose de Martin defeats Spanish forces in Chile. This is important because Argentina is now independent.

Liberal Economic and Immigration Policies


This led to rapid income, population growth, social policies, and progressive education. This is important because it is an advantage to Argentina's wealthiness.

Starts exporting wool, wheat, and beef

1880 - 1889

This is a huge milestone in the history of Argentina because it leads Argentina to to being the richest nation in Latin America

Modern Argentina

1880 - 2016

All Adult Males Can Vote


This is important because it allows all adult males to have a voice in deciding how they want their Argentinian government to operate.

1943 Argentine coup d'état

1943 - 1945

Militant forces take over, until leader Ramon Castillo was forced to resign. This is an important event because this affected the Argentinian citizens.

Colonel Juan Peron's Presidentsy

1947 - 1974

He rules until his death in 1974. This was an important time because he was a much liked president that helped Argentina.

Isabel Peron rules

1974 - 1976

First woman president in the western hemisphere
Juan Peron's wife and vice president Isabel Peron rules for a few years. While she ruled, the inflation rate became very high

Argentina returns to military rule


This happened because political extremists committed terrorist crimes that were widespread and Isabel Peron could't control it.

The Reformation

King Henry 8th Rules England

1509 - 1547

95 Thesis


This began the reformation; written by Martin Luther

The Reformation

1517 - 1648

Counter Reformation

1545 - 1548

Also known as Catholic Reformation. Main goal is to rebuild the power of the church. They banned selling of indulgences and sought to spread christianity to the places in the world

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

High ranking catholic church officials meet to determine how they will stope the reformation


Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

the battle of new orleans


January 8- 18


napoleon bonaparte lifetime

1769 - 1821

Napoleon Bonaparte Reign

1804 - 1815

Napoleon coins himself emperor of France in 1804, forcing Joséphine de Beauharnais to empress.



1526 - 1530

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1858


1530 - 1556


1556 - 1605


1605 - 1627

Shah Jahan

1628 - 1658


1658 - 1707

The Ottoman

The Ottoman Empire

1299 - 1922

Suleyman the Magnificent

1520 - 1566

The last great leader of the empire, dies in 1566. His death followed in multiple consecutive failure leaders to the Ottoman Empire starting with Saleyman III.

Ottoman Down The Drain

1566 - 1922

after Suleman I, there were no good rulers after which meant weakness and caused inflation and the independence of Greece and Serbia.

Serbia and Greece gains self-rule


Serbia and Greece resulted in gaining self-rule from the Ottoman Empire after the Crimean War.

the crimean war

1853 - 1856


The Monroe Doctrine


Forced European powers to abandon hope of colonies in Americas

Henry Stanley finds Dr. Livingston


Satisfying the orders of King Leopold II, Henry Stanly finds Dr. Livingston. After that Stanley was order by the king to develop land in Africa, which was the thriving Belgian Congo.

Partition of Africa

1885 - 1914


Mongul Empire

1206 - 1368

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Began when they kick out the mongoles

China Withdraws from the World


after Zheng He goes on 7 voyages around the world

Opium War

1839 - 1842

The opium was produced by Britain in India when they ruled India.

Extraterritorial Rights for Foreigners


In 1844, China signs another treaty granting foreign citizens extraterritorial rights. This meant that foreigners were not subject to Chinese law.

taiping rebellion

1850 - 1864

20-40 million dead

The open-door policy declared



Bismark Rule

1862 - 1888

Great ruler, encouraged peace between other countries, but forced to resign by Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II rule

1889 - 1918

Wilhelm FORCES Bismark to resign, then disrupts peace between countries.


Prussia forms alliance with Austria-Hungary


(Duel Alliance)

Russia become allie of Germany


Prussia adds Italy to the alliance


Triple Alliance is formed between Prussia/Bismarck, Italy, and Austria-Hungary.

World War 1

world war 1

1914 - 1918

Triple Alliance (losers) VS. Triple Entente (winners)
Germany Russia
Austria-Hungary France
Italy Great Britain