Unit 3 Timeline

Events

Camels introduced for trade in the Sahara

100 - 200

Korea conquered by China

109

Vietnam conquered by China

111

Chinese political turmoil - Six Dynasties + Buddhism

220 - 589

Han Dynasty ends

220

Origins of Ghana

300

Constantinople becomes capital of Eastern Roman Empire

Approx. 330

Recovery from fall of Rome - Christian missionaries

500 - 900

Birth of Muhammad

570

Sui Dynasty - Grand Canal

589 - 618

Islam spreads across North Africa

600 - 700

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina

622

Wars between followers of Muhammad and Quraysh of Mecca

624 - 627

Muslim Conquests in Byzantine

634 - 643

Taika Reforms in Japan

646

Slavic Migrations into Eastern Europe

Approx. 650

Umayyad Caliphate

661 - 750

Korea wins independence from Tang

668

Silla Kingdom in Korea

668 - 918

Korean conquest

688

Empress Wu + peak of Buddhist influence

690 - 705

Byzantine defeats Arab attacks

718

Establishment of Abbasid caliphate

750

Charlemagne Empire

800 - 814

Period of Buddhist Persecution

Approx. 840 - 850

Vietnam wins independence from China

939

Neo-Confucian revival

960 - 1279

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Conversion of Russia to Christianity

980 - 1015

Height of Ghana

1000

Byzantine defeats Bulgarians

1018

Invention of moveable type

Approx. 1050

Schism between Western and Eastern Christianity

1054

Byzantine decline

1100 - 1453

First use of compass for sea navigation

1119

Southern Song Dynasty

1127 - 1279

Rise of Mali Empire

1200

Westerners attack Constantinople

1203

Mongol state founded

1206

Mongol rule in Korea

1231 - 1392

Mongols capture Russia

1237

Mongol invasion of Western Europe

1240 - 1241

End of Abbasid Empire due to Mongols

1258

Reign of Kubilai Khan in China

1260 - 1294

Stone buildings at Zimbabwe

1260

Failed Mongol invasions of Japan

1274 - 1280

Mongol (Yuan) dynasty

1279 - 1368

Spread of Islam into Southeast Asia

Approx. 1290

Height of Mali Empire

1300

Pilgrimage of Mansa Musa

1324

Aztecs Established

1325

Black Death

1348 - 1380

Incas established

1350

Mongols expelled from China (Ming Dynasty)

1368

End of Polynesian migrations

1400

Swahili states flourish

1400

Ethiopian Christian Kingdom

1400

Flourishing of Timbuktu

1400

End of Byzantine Empire

1454

Expulsion of Mongols from Russia

1480

Songhay Empire flourishes

1500