Gantt Timeline of Europe

by Bryson Phillips

Mediterranean

753 BC-Rome was founded.

753 bc

400 BC-Greece is weakened by war.

400 bc

336 BC-Alexander the Great conquered Persia

336 bc

275 BC-Rome ruled most of the Italian Peninsula.

275 bc

395-The Roman Empire split into 2 governments.

395

476-The Western Roman Empire fell.

476

1300-The Renaissance period began.

1300

1347-The bubonic plague reaches Italy.

1347

1400-Portugal and Spain launched the age of exploration.

1400

1492-Queen Isabella paid for Christopher Columbus's first voyage.

1492

1492-Spain's Catholic rulers, retook Spain from the Muslims.

1492

1975-Francisco Franco, Spain's dictator, died.

1975

Western

50 BC-Roman Empire conquered Celtic tribes in France.

50 BC

700s-Germanic king, Charlemagne conquered most of tribal France.

700 - 800

800-Charlemagne unites much of Europe.

800

1099-Crusaders from Europe capture Jerusalem from Muslims.

1099

1347-Bubonic plague starts to sweep through Europe.

1347

1455-First printing of Gutenberg Bible.

1455

1517-Martin Luther criticizes Catholic Church. Reform begins.

1517

1789-French Revolution starts.

1789

1812-Napolean controls much of Europe.

1812

1871-Otto von Bismarck unifies Germany.

1871

(1914-1918)-World War 1.

1914 - 1918

(1939-1945)-World War 2. In the Holocaust 6 million Jews were murdered.

1939 - 1945

1990-The 2 Germanys reunited under a democratic government.

1990

Northern

795-Vikings terrorized Europe.

795

930-Iceland established Althing, the world's first parliament.

930

1066-No outside power successfully invaded Great Britain.

1066

1215-The Magna Carta was created.

1215

1840s-The Potato Famine occurs in Ireland.

1840 - 1850

1921-The British divided Ireland into 2 states.

1921

1970s-Technology became major part of Ireland's economy.

1970 - 1980

2000-Denmark voted against adopting the euro.

2000

Eastern

1389-The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs at the Battle of Kosovo.

1389

1566-Suleiman 1, the ruler of the Ottoman empire dies during a siege in Hungray.

1566

1618-Bohemia revolts, causing the Thirty Years' War.

1618

1686-The Austrians drive out Ottomans to Hungary.

1686

1795-Catherine the Great divides Poland among Russia, Prussia and Austria.

1795

1867-The Austria-Hungary Empire is formed.

1867

1914-A Serb kills Austrian Archduke Ferdinand.

1914

1918-The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes is created.

1918

1939-Germany overruns Poland and World War 2 starts.

1939

(1946-1948)-Communist governments are set up in Eastern Europe.

1946 - 1948

1989-Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Poland end Communist rule.

1989