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Administration split between the east and west in the Roman Empire

285 A.D.

Fall of the western Roman Empire

476 A.D.

Muhammad's lifetime

570 A.D. - June 8, 632 A.D.

Muhammad takes journey to Medina, this date marks the birth of Islam

July 16, 622 A.D.

Muhammad dies

June 8, 632 A.D.

Charlemagne starts his reign on the Carolingian Empire

December 28, 800 A.D. - January 28, 814 A.D.

Charlemagne Dies

January 28, 814 A.D.

William of Normandy's lifetime

1028 A.D. - September 9, 1087 A.D.

Battle of Hastings

October 14, 1066 A.D.

William of Normandy is crowned King of England

December 25, 1066

William of Normandy dies

September 9, 1087 A.D.

The Crusades begin

1095 A.D. - 1272 A.D.

King John of England signs the Magna Carta

June 15, 1215 A.D.

Renaissance begins in Italy and later spreads throughout Europe

1350 A.D.

Jan van Eyck's lifetime

1390 - July 9, 1441 A.D.

He was born around 1390 and died around July 9, 1441.

Jan van Eyck completes "The Arnolfini Wedding"

1434 A.D.

Leonardo da Vinci's Lifetime

April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519

Fall of Byzantine Empire

1453

Johann Gutenberg published first mass-produced edition of the Bible in Germany

1456

Albrecht Dürer's lifetime

May 21, 1471 - April 6, 1528

Michelangelo's lifetime

March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564

Christopher Columbus's expedition lands at San Salvador in the West Indies

October 12, 1492

Michelangelo sculpts the "Pieta"

1498 - 1500

Michelangelo scuplts the "Statue of David"

1501 - 1504

Leonardo da Vinci is commissioned to paint the "Mona Lisa"

1503 - 1506

Michelangelo is commissioned to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling

1508 - 1512

Albrecht Dürer paints "Saint Jerome"

1514

Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral

October 31, 1517

El Greco's lifetime

1541 - April 7, 1614

El Greco paints "Resurrection"

1597 - 1604

Baroque style starts in Rome, Italy

1600

Around 1600

Rembrandt van Rijn's lifetime

July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669

Johannes Vermeer's lifetime

October 31, 1632 - December 15, 1675

Rembrandt paints "The Nightwatch"

1642

Age of Enlightenment begins which sparks Neoclassicism

1650

The date is Approximate

Vermeer paints "The Kicthenmaid"

1658

Isaac Newton publishes the Principia

1687

George Washington's lifetime

February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799

Charles Wilson Peale's lifetime

April 15, 1741 - February 22, 1827

Napoleon Bonaparte's lifetime

August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821

Peale paints "The Peale Family"

1770 - 1773

American Revolutionary War

April 19, 1775 - September 3, 1783

George Washington becomes the first President of the United States

April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797

French middle class storms the Bastille which starts the French Revolution

July 14, 1789

Napoleon overthrows French Directory and ends the French Revolution

November 9, 1799

Thomas Cole's lifetime

February 1, 1801 - February 11, 1848

Napoleon crowns himself Emperor of France

May 18, 1804

Abraham Lincoln's lifetime

February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865

Jean-Francois Millet's lifetime

October 4, 1814 - January 20, 1875

Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo and is exiled to St. Helena

June 19, 1815

Thomas Cole paint "The Oxbow"

1836

Winslow Homer's lifetime

February 24, 1836 - September 29, 1910

Claude Monet's lifetime

November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926

Millet paints "The Sower"

1850

Charles Darwin publishes the Origin of the Species

November 24, 1859

Abraham Lincoln becomes 16th President of the United States

March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865

Confederacy attacks a post at Fort Sumter, starts the American Civil War

April 12, 1861

Battle of Gettysburg begins. Over 46,000 casualties from both armies

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre

April 15, 1865

The American Civil War is officially over by declaration

May 9, 1865

Monet paints "Impression Sunrise"

1872

Homer paints "Snap the Whip"

1872