World History

Religion

Revelation of God on Sinai

1446 BC

Council of Nicaea

325

Council at Clermont

1095

Robert the Monk advises Christians to return to Jerusalem for the remission of their sins and to reclaim the holy ciyt.

First Crusade

1096 - 1099

Martin Luther's 95 Theses

1517

Politics

Han Dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

Roman Empire

27 BCE - 476 CE

Catholic Missionaries Visit Kuyuk Khan

1245 - 1247

Iron Curtain Lifted

1250 - 1350

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Treaty of Tordesilla

1494

Brings temporary and ambiguous, but successful peace between Spain and Portugal's expanding empires.

30 Years War

1618 - 1648

Declaration of Independence

1776

George Washington Becomes President

1789

Inventions/Discoveries

One of the Earliest Sundials

1500 BC

Metonic Cycle Discovered

432 BC

Hundred-Graduations Incense Seal Created

1073

Su Sung's Heavenly Clockwork

1090 - 1094

Failed Vivaldi Expedition

1291

Genoan Vivaldi brothers attempt to round African Continent but fail.

Earliest Recorded Use of Jacob's Staff

1342

Catalan Atlas

1375

15 Expeditions Fail to Round African Continent

1424 - 1434

Prince Henry sends out 15 expeditions but they all fail to round the African Continent

Dias Rounds Cape of Good Hope

1488

Columbus's First Voyage

1492

Device for Longitude Invented

1761

John Harrison's time piece used to accurate calculate longitude at sea is tested and works.

People

Buddha

563 bc - 483 bc

Plato

428 BC - 348 BC

Aristotle

384 BC - 322 BC

Ptolemy

90 AD - 168 AD

Saint Augustine

354 - 430

Muhammed

570 - 632

Genghis Khan

1162 - 1227

Kublai Khan

1215 - 1294

Marco Polo

1254 - 1324

Toghon Temur Khan

1320 - 1370

One of the last Great Khans

Prince Henry the Navigator

1394 - 1460

Bartholomeu Dias

1450 - 1500

Christopher Columbus

1451 - 1506

Vasco da Gama

1460 - 1524

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

Johannes Kepler

1571 - 1630

Robert Boyle

1627 - 1691

Robert Hooke

1635 - 1703

George Washington

1732 - 1799

Misc

The Great Interruption

300 - 1399

Day Becomes 24-Hour Period

1330

11 Days Removed from Calendar

1582

Pope Gregory XIII removes 11 days from calendar (creating Gregorian calendar) to repair accumulated discrepancies of Julian calendar.

Literature

Ptolomey's Tetrabiblios

100 AD

Topographia Christiana

Approx. 550

Dante Writes "The Divine Comedy"

1308 - 1320