Timeline of historical periods

Periods

Bronze Age

3000 B.C. - 1050 B.C.

Iron Age

1049 BC - 500

Classical Antiquity

480 BC - 476 AD

Early Middle Ages

476 - 1066

Dark Ages

476 - 800

Middle Ages

0477 - 1453

High Middle Ages

1067 - 1300

The Renaissance

1300 - 1600

Late Middle Ages

1301 - 1453

Age of Discovery

1400 - 1770

Early Modern Period

1454 - 1789

The Reformation

1517 - 1648

Age of Enlightenment

1715 - 1789

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1840

Long Nineteenth Century

1790 - 1914

Age of Imperialism

1870 - 1930

WW1 and WW2

1914 - 1945

Cold War

1946 - 1991

Post-Cold War

1992 - 2017

Africa

Old Kingdom

3000 BC - 2000 BC

Middle Kingdom

1999 BC - 1550 BC

New Kingdom

1549 BC - 1100 B.C.E

Bantu Migration

1000 BC - 500 CE

Nok Culture

1000 BC - 300 CE

Ptolemaic Kingdom

305 BC - 30 BC

Kingdom of Aksum

100 - 900

Ibn Battuta Travels

1325 - 1354

Scramble for Africa

1871 - 1914

Middle East

Byzantine Empire

330 - 1453

First Crusade

1095 CE

Ottoman Empire

1299 - 1922

Ibn Battuta Travels

1325 - 1354

Battle of Lepanto

1471

The Battle of Lepanto was a naval engagement taking place on 7 October 1571 in which a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of European Catholic maritime states arranged by Pope Pius V, financed by Habsburg Spain and led by admiral John of Austria, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of Patras

Asia

Indus Valley Civilization

3300 BC - 1300 BC

(Xia)

2100 BC - 1600 BC

Shang Dynasty

1599 BC - 1046 BC

Zhou Dynasty

1045 BC - 256 BC

Buddhism

Approx. 500 BCE

Confucianism

Approx. 500 BCE

Warring States Period

402 BC - 201 BC

Taoism

Approx. 400 BC

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

Han Dynasty

205 BC - 220 AD

Six Dynasties

0221 - 580 AD

Sui Dynasty

0581 - 618

Tang Dynasty

623 - 907

Srivijaya

650 - 1377

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

0908 - 960

Song Dynasty

0961 - 1279

Yuan Dynasty

1271 - 1368

Marco Polo Travels

1271 - 1295

Marco Polo Travels

1271 - 1295

Ming Dynasty

1369 - 1644

Zheng He Voyages

1433

Qing Dynasty

1645 - 1912

Opium Wars

1839 - 1860

First Opium War: 1839–1842
Second Opium War: 1856–1860

Republic of China

1913 - 1949

Europe

Roman Republic

509 BC - 27 BC

Classical Greece

480 BC - 399 BC

Macedonian Greece

399 BC - 323 BC

Hellenistic Greece

323 BC - 146 BC

Pax Romana

27 BC - 180 AD

Roman Empire

26 BC - 476

Fall of Western Roman Empire

476

Byzantine Empire

0477 - 1453

First Crusade

1095

Fall of Constantinople

1453

Battle of Lepanto

1471

The Battle of Lepanto was a naval engagement taking place on 7 October 1571 in which a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of European Catholic maritime states arranged by Pope Pius V, financed by Habsburg Spain and led by admiral John of Austria, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of Patras

95 Theses

1517

Battle of Vienna

1683

Unsuccessful siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Empire. This was the furthest extent of their conquest and was followed by several centuries of lossed territory.

Glorious Revolution

1689

The overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III, Prince of Orange. William's successful invasion of England with a Dutch fleet and army led to his ascension to the English throne as William III of England jointly with his wife Mary II of England, James's daughter, after the Declaration of Right, leading to the Bill of Rights 1689.

French Revolution

1789

First World War

1914

Second World War

1939

Americas

Preclassic Mayan

2500 BC - 250 AD

Olmec Civilization

1400 BC - 400 BC

Chavin Culture

950 BC - 250 BC

Classic Mayan

0251 - 950 AD

Postclassic Mayan

950 - 1539

Aztec Empire

1428 - 1521

Incan Empire

1438 - 1533

Discovery of the Americas

1492