AP Lit Timeline

Events

Odyssey by Homer

770 BC

Iliad by Homer

760 BC

Persian Empire

550 BCE - 330 BCE

Classical

500 BC

Greco-Persian Wars

499 BCE - 449 BCE

Peloponesian War

431 B.C. - 404 B.C

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Approx. 429 BC

Aristotle

384 BC - 322 BC

Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

Han Dynasty

206 BCE - 220 CE

Julius Caesar

100 BC - 44 BC

Roman Empire

27 BC - 476 AD

Mt. Vesuvius Destroys Pompeii

79 AD

Byzantine Empire

330 - 1453

Medieval

500 AD

Beowulf

700

Holy Roman Empire

962 - 1806

Mongol Empire

1206 - 1368

Magna Carta

1215

Ottoman Empire

1299 - 1923

Black Plague

1348 C.E. - 1358 C.E.

Copernicus

1473 - 1543

British Empire

1497 - 1997

Renaissance

1500 AD

Galileo

1564 - 1642

Spanish Armada

1588

Hamlet written by William Shakespeare

1600

Tokugawa Shogunate

1600 - 1868

Richard III by William Shakespeare

1633

Newton

1642 - 1727

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke

1689

Englightenment

1700

Benjamin Franklin

January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790

Russian Empire

1721 CE - 1917 CE

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1762

American Revolution

1765 - 1783

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Romantic Period

1798

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Realism

1820 - 1920

Transcendental Movement

1830 - 1860

Victorian

1837

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

1845

Existentalism

1850 - Present

Civil War

April 12, 1861 - May 8, 1865

Japanese Empire

1868 - 1947

Franco - Prussian War

1870 - 1871

Vladimir Lenin

April 22, 1870 - January 21, 1924

Spanish-American War

1898

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Modernism

1910

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

Soviet Union

1922 - 1991

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

1926

World War II

1939 - 1945

1984 by George Orwell

1949

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

1952

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

Alas, Babylon

1959

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Post-Modernism

1965

Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle

1985