Gantt Timeline of Europe
by Bryson Phillips
753 BC-Rome was founded.
400 BC-Greece is weakened by war.
336 BC-Alexander the Great conquered Persia
275 BC-Rome ruled most of the Italian Peninsula.
395-The Roman Empire split into 2 governments.
476-The Western Roman Empire fell.
1300-The Renaissance period began.
1347-The bubonic plague reaches Italy.
1400-Portugal and Spain launched the age of exploration.
1492-Spain's Catholic rulers, retook Spain from the Muslims.
1492-Queen Isabella paid for Christopher Columbus's first voyage.
1975-Francisco Franco, Spain's dictator, died.
50 BC-Roman Empire conquered Celtic tribes in France.
700s-Germanic king, Charlemagne conquered most of tribal France.
700 - 800
800-Charlemagne unites much of Europe.
1099-Crusaders from Europe capture Jerusalem from Muslims.
1347-Bubonic plague starts to sweep through Europe.
1455-First printing of Gutenberg Bible.
1517-Martin Luther criticizes Catholic Church. Reform begins.
1789-French Revolution starts.
1812-Napolean controls much of Europe.
1871-Otto von Bismarck unifies Germany.
(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.
795-Vikings terrorized Europe.
930-Iceland established Althing, the world's first parliament.
1066-No outside power successfully invaded Great Britain.
1215-The Magna Carta was created.
1840s-The Potato Famine occurs in Ireland.
1840 - 1850
1921-The British divided Ireland into 2 states.
1970s-Technology became major part of Ireland's economy.
1970 - 1980
2000-Denmark voted against adopting the euro.
1389-The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs at the Battle of Kosovo.
1566-Suleiman 1, the ruler of the Ottoman empire dies during a siege in Hungray.
1618-Bohemia revolts, causing the Thirty Years' War.
1686-The Austrians drive out Ottomans to Hungary.
1795-Catherine the Great divides Poland among Russia, Prussia and Austria.
1867-The Austria-Hungary Empire is formed.
1914-A Serb kills Austrian Archduke Ferdinand.
1918-The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes is created.
1939-Germany overruns Poland and World War 2 starts.
(1946-1948)-Communist governments are set up in Eastern Europe.
1946 - 1948
1989-Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Poland end Communist rule.