AP World History Chronology Timeline

Events

Sumer

5000 BCE - 3000 BCE

Bronze Metallurgy in Mesopotamia

3000 BCE

Indus Valley Civilization

3000 BCE - 1500 BCE

Egyptian Old Kingdom

2700 BCE - 2200 BCE

Minoans

2200 BCE - 1400 BCE

Egyptian Middle Kingdom

2050 BCE - 1652 BCE

Shang

1750 BCE - 1045 BCE

Hittites

1700 BCE - 1200 BCE

Mycenaeans

1600 BCE - 1100 BCE

Egyptian New Kingdom

1532 BCE - 1070 BCE

Bantu Migrations

1500 BCE - 1700 CE

Olmecs

1200 BCE - 400 BCE

Phoenecians

1200 BCE - 332 BCE

Zhou

1050 BCE - 256 BCE

Ancient Israel (Unified)

1020 BCE - 586 BCE

Assyrians

911 BCE - 612 BCE

Chavin

900 BCE - 200 BCE

Rome Republic

753 BCE - 400 BCE

Sui

589 BCE - 61 BCE

Achaemenid Empire

558 BCE - 330 BCE

Founding of Jainism

540 BCE

Rome Empire

509 BCE

Celts

500 BCE

Life of Buddha

500 BCE

Life of Confucius

500 BCE

Warring States

403 BCE - 221 BCE

Delian League

400 BCE

Life of Alexander the Great

336 BCE - 323 BCE

Mauryan

323 BCE - 185 BCE

Han

210 BCE - 220 CE

Beginning of the Silk Road

200 BCE

Life of Jesus

6 CE - 30 CE

Moche

200 CE - 700 CE

Maya

300 CE - 1000 CE

Gupta

320 CE - 550 CE

Life of Muhammad

570 CE - 632 CE

Sui

589 CE - 618 CE

Tang

618 CE - 907 CE

Spread of Islam

650 CE

Umayyad Dynasty

661 CE - 750 CE

Life of Charlemagne

742 CE - 814 CE

Abbasid

750 CE - 1258 CE

Ghana

750 CE - 1100 CE

Song

960 - 1279

Champa Rice in China

1000 CE

Crusades

1095 CE - 1291 CE

Sultanate of Delhi

1206 CE - 1526 CE

Mongol Empire

1206 CE - 1368 CE

Mali

1230 CE - 1450 CE

Yuan

1270 CE - 1368 CE

Spread of the Plague to Europe from Asia

1300 CE

Ottoman

1300 CE - 1921 CE

Aztec

1327 CE - 1519 CE

Ming

1368 CE - 1644 CE

Life of Tamerlane

1370 - 1406 CE

Absolutism in Europe and Russia

1400 CE - 1650 CE

Voyages of Zheng He

1405 CE - 1433 CE

Inca

1438 CE - 1533 CE

Beginning of the Atlantic Slave Trade

1450 CE

Ottomans Capture of Constantinople

1453 CE

Unification of Russia under Ivan III

1462 CE - 1505 CE

Songhai

1468 CE - 1592 CE

Life of Copernicus

1473 CE - 1543 CE

Exploration of the new world/Columbian exchange

1492 CE

Voyages of Vasco de Gama

1497 CE - 1524 CE

Renaissance in Europe

1500 CE - 1600 CE

Safavid

1502 CE - 1722 CE

Protestant Reformation

1517 CE - 1648 CE

Life of Suleyman the Magnificent

1520 CE - 1566 CE

Fall of the Aztec

1521 CE

Mughal

1526 CE - 1857 CE

Fall of the Inca

1535 CE

Life of Akbar the Great

1556 CE - 1605 CE

Life of Queen Elizabeth

1588 CE - 1603 CE

Life of Louis XIV

1613 CE - 1715 CE

Qing

1644 CE - 1911 CE

Peace of Westphalia

1648 CE

Tokugawa Japan

1662 CE - 1850 CE

Life of Peter the Great

1689 CE - 1725 CE

Industrialism in England

1750 CE - 1800 CE

Life of Catherine the Great

1762 CE - 1792 CE

Colonization of Australia

1770 CE

American War of Independence

1775 CE - 1783 CE

Life of Simon Bolivar

1783 CE - 1830 CE

French Revolution

1789 CE - 1799 CE

Haitan Revolution

1791 CE - 1804 CE

Industrialism in Continental Europe and the US

1800 CE

First Railroads in Europe

1804 CE

End of the Atlantic Slave Trade

1807 CE - 1870 CE

Congress of Vienna

1814 CE - 1815 CE

Life of Shaka Zulu

1818 CE - 1829 CE

Opium War

1839 CE - 1842 CE

Tanzimat in Ottoman Empire

1839 CE - 1876 CE

Taiping Rebellion

1850 CE - 1864 CE

Crimean War

1853 CE - 1856 CE

Sepoy Rebellion

1857 CE - 1858 CE

Fall of the Mughals

1858 CE

Life of Benito Juarez

1858 CE - 1872 CE

Emancipation of the Serfs

1861 CE

Self-Strengthening Movement in China

1861 CE - 1895 CE

Passage of the 13th Amendment

1865

Industrialism in Japan

1868

Meji Restoration

1868 CE - 1912 CE

Suez Canal

1869 CE

Life of Ghandi

1869 CE - 1948 CE

Colonization of Egypt

1882 CE

Berlin West Africa Conference

1884 CE - 1885 CE

Battle of Adowa (Ethiopia v. Italy)

1896 CE

Mexican Revolution

1910 CE - 1920 CE

Fall of the Qing

1911 CE

Founding of the Republic of China

1911 CE

Panama Canal

1914 CE

WWI

1914 CE - 1918 CE

Balfour Declaration

1917 CE

Russian Revolution

1917 CE

May Fourth Movement

1919 CE

Passage of the 19th Amendment

1920 CE

Treaty of Versailles

1920 CE

US Stock Market Crash

1929 CE

The Long March

1935 CE

WWII

1939 CE - 1945 CE

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

1941 CE

Founding of the UN

1945 CE

Partition of India and Pakistan

1947 CE

Formation of Israel

1947 CE

Indian Independence

1947 CE

Formation of NATO

1949 CE

Korean War

1950 CE - 1953 CE

Algerian War of Independence

1954 CE - 1962 CE

Decolonization of Ghana

1957

Great Leap Forward

1958 CE

Cultural Revolution

1960 CE

Vietnam War

1961 CE - 1973 CE

Berlin Wall is Built

1961 CE

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962 CE

Iranian Revolution

1978 CE - 1979 CE

First Gulf War (Iran/Iraq)

1980 CE - 1988 CE

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989 CE

Fall of the USSR

1991 CE

End of Apartheid

1994 CE

9/11

2001