RaShonda's World History Timeline


Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans first domesticate animals

10000 BCE

This was important because people didn't have to waste time hunting, and could use animals to help do work. They impacted world history because people learned that they didn't have to live a nomadic life.

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8000 BCE

Wheel invented

5000 BCE

First Civilizations

Civilization develops in Ancien Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 BCE

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 BCE

Invention of first writing system

3000 BCE

egyptian government ruled by Pharoah

2700 BCE

First set of written laws

1792 BCE

World Religions

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 BCE

Hinduism founded in India

1700 BCE

Temple Mount built

957 BCE

Sidhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 BCE

Jesus born


Jesus crucified on the cross

30 CE

Establishment of Christianity

40 CE

Muhammed born in Mecca

570 CE

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 CE


Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE

Homer write Iliad and the Odyssey

890 BCE

City states of Athensand Sparta develop

800 BCE

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE

Rome develops Republic system of government with checks and balance

509 BCE

Democracy invented in Athens

508 BCE

Socrates born; Invents Socratic Method

496 BCE

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE

Agustus is first Emperor of the Roman Empire, Pax Romana

44 BCE

Julius Caeser is murdered - Roman REpublic ends

44 BCE

Roman Empire at its largest

117 CE

Aristotle bron; studies Plato

384 CE

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 CE

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs take control of Jerusalem

638 CE

Feudal system developes in Europe

850 CE

First Crusade

1099 CE

Magna Carta limits the power of British monarch

1215 CE

First Bubonic Plague outbreak

1347 CE

Empires of Ghana and Mali

Complex societies exist in Ghana

1500 BCE

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

830 CE - 1235 CE

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force

1235 CE

Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 CE - 1337 CE

Mansa Musa takes Hajj to Mecca

1324 CE

Kingdom of Mali becomes weakenedd

1599 CE


Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy

1310 CE

Donatello sculpts David

1430 CE - 1440 CE

Printing Press invented by Gutten berg, REnaissance begins

1439 CE - 1440 CE

Printing Press invented by Guttenberg. Renaissance begins

1439 CE

Drawing technique of perspective invented

1470 CE

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501 CE

Leonardo Davinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 CE

Raphael paints School of Athens

1510 CE - 1511 CE

Shakespeare born; writes the play Macbeth in England

1564 CE


Martin Luther nails 95 Theses to the door of the Guttenberg Church

1517 CE

King Henry VIII is excommunicated and founds the Anglican Church

1531 CE

John Calvin founds Calvinist Church based on Predestination

1536 CE

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 CE - 1563 CE

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize

2500 BCE

Invention of the Astrolabe makes sea travel easier

1050 AD

Aztecs invent chocolate

1200 CE

Aztec city of Tenochtitlan founded

1325 CE

Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire

1453 CE

Age of Exploration begins in search of a sea route to China

1453 CE

Christopher Columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 CE

Columbus returns to the island of Espanola

1493 CE

Indigenous people in the Americas killed with small pox blankets

1507 CE

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Spanish try to convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Triangle Trade

Atlantic slave trade begins

1600 CE

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807 CE

13th Amendment passed-slavery outlawed in US

1865 CE


Age of Enlightenment

1650 CE - 1804 CE

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon

1651 CE

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government

1689 CE

Montesquieu writes the Spirit of the Laws advocating separation of powers

1748 CE

Rousseau writes treatise on Social Contract

1762 CE

Voltaire invents the idea of civil liberties

1763 CE

French and American Revolutions

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE

Aristotle born; studies with Plato

384 BCE

British Parliament passes the Stamp Act

1765 CE

British government passes Tea Act

1773 CE

Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 CE - 1789 CE

War breaks out between British and the American colonists

1775 CE

Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson

1776 CE

French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General

1789 CE

Storming of Bastille

1789 CE

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

1789 CE

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the French Revolution

1790 CE

King Louis XVI executed and France declares itself a Republic

1792 CE

Robespierre leads Reign of Terror

1793 CE - 1794 CE

Napoleon comes to power and restores peace; writes Napoleonic Code

1804 CE