Generations

Western, mostly US-centric http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_%28book%29#List_of_Generations

Late Medieval

Arthurian Generation

1433 - 1460

Humanist Generation

1461 - 1482

Reformation

Reformation Generation

1483 - 1511

Reprisal Generation

1512 - 1540

Elizabethan Generation

1541 - 1565

Parliamentarian Generation

1566 - 1587

New World

Puritan Generation (Idealist)

1588 - 1617

Cavalier Generation (Reactive)

1618 - 1647

Glorious Generation (Civic)

1648 - 1673

Enlightenment Generation (Adaptive)

1674 - 1700

Revolutionary

Awakening Generation

1701 - 1723

Liberty Generation

1724 - 1741

Republican Generation

1742 - 1766

Compromise Generation

1767 - 1791

Civil War

Transcendental Generation

1792 - 1821

Gilded Generation

1822 - 1842

Progressive Generation

1843 - 1859

Great Power

Missionary Generation

1860 - 1882

The Lost Generation

1883 - 1900

? Not clear on dates

Silent Generation

1925 - 1942

Millennial

Baby Boom Generation

1943 - 1960

Generation X

1961 - 1981

Millennial Generation

1982 - 2003

New Silent Generation

2004 - 2025