African Timeline

Eastern Hemisphere homework


Khufu's great pyramid was built

Approx. 2500 B.C.
  • It's 481 feet tall
  • It was the tallest structure in the world for about 3,800 years

Rameses II

1292 B.C. - 1190 B.C.
  • He fought against the Hittites and the Libyans
  • He is known for his extensive building programs and for the many colossal statues of him found all over Egypt

Cambyses II of Persia conquered Egypt

525 BC
  • Eldest son of King Cyrus II
  • The conquest for Egypt was planned by his father, but Cambyses finished it

The Punic Wars were fought between Rome and Carthage

264 BC - 241 BC
  • The First Punic War was fought to establish the control over the strategic islands of Corsica and Sicily.
  • The Punic Wars caused the destruction of Carthage

Cleopatra's ruling of Egypt

Approx. 69 B.C. - Approx. 30 B.C.
  • When Cleopatra's husband died, she committed suicide so that she could, " Be with him in the afterlife"
  • Cleopatra was a Macedonian descent and had very little, if any, Egyptian blood.

Rome conquers Egypt

Approx. 30 A.D.
  • Rome let Egypt keep their name and some of it's culture.
  • By taking over Egypt, Rome's economy increased for one hundred years.

Augustine preached in Africa

Approx. 387 A.D. - Approx. 430 A.D.
  • Augustine was born November 13, 354 A.D., In North Africa
  • Augustine converted to Christianity in 386 and was baptized by Ambrose at Easter at 387 A.D.

Islam took over North Africa

Approx. 700 A.D.
  • Even though Islam changed Africa's culture, some areas in Africa (culture wise) didn't change, especially rural living.
  • Some of Africa struggled greatly for a long time in history, to dominate this empire.

Ibn Battuta (Mohammed)

1325 - 1354
  • He started when he was 20 and went for 29 years.
  • He traveled 75,000 miles!!!

Columbus landed in North America

  • He named it "El Salvador"
  • He had two children, Diego and Fernado

The Slave trade begins

Approx. 1500 A.D.
  • The majority of slaves taken in the Slave trade were usually from the west coast of Africa.
  • European traders didn't dare venture inland for fear of disease and attack. The Europeans most of the time gave goods in to the African trade people,so the African people can get them.

John Hawkins

1532 A.D. - 1595 A.D.
  • Elizabeth I invested in his second voyage
  • He helped her solve the Ridolfi Plot

Olaudah Equiano

1745 A.D. - 1797 A.D.
  • His experiences as a slave wanted him to become part of the British abolition movement.
  • Olaudah married a Englishwoman called Susanna Cullen, and they both had two daughters.

William Wilberforce

Aug. 24, 1759 A.D. - july 29, 1833 A.D.
  • He studied at St. John’s College in the University of Cambridge.
  • His spiritual adviser became John Newton.

African slave trade ends

1808 A.D.
  • This caused the Civil War
  • Three million slaves were delivered to the south after this, and then, NO MORE!!!!