World History Timeline

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The Great Pyramid of Zoser

2980 b.c

Egyptians predict rising/setting sun would gild the tip of any obelisk

2500 b.c

The Sundial

1500 b.c

Khajraho

1000 b.c

Metonic Cycle-To measure season cycles through moon cycles

432 b.c

Han Dynasty

202 b.c - 220

The Mathematici are expelled from Italy

139 b.c

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

4 b.c - 65

Julius Solinus

250

"Chinese Ptolemy" Phei Hsui

267

Herodotus

480

St. Brendan

484 - 578

Paradise in the Atlantic ocean

Rollo the Ganger

860 - 931

Sung Era

960 - 1279

Eric the Red outlawed for manslaughter

982

Alp Arslan- sultan of Persia

1029 - 1072

St. Hildegard of Bingen

1099 - 1179

Stupatemple complex of Angkor Wat

1113 - 1150

Roger Bacon

1220 - 1292

influential medieval encyclopedia by Bartholomew the Englishman

1230 - 1250

Human contact between Europe and China

1250 - 1350

Nicolo and Maffeo Polo return to Kublai Khan from Venice

1271

Climactic sea battle between Venice and Genoa

1298

Friar John appointed archbishop of Peking

1307

Giovanni de Dondi combines planetarium and timepiece.

1364

neo Confucian revival

1368 - 1644

Catalan Atlas

1375

The Great Salisbury Clock made

1380

Prince Henry sends out Eannes

1435

Ambrogio Calepino

1440 - 1510

The Turks capture Constantinople

1453

Columbus served on a Flemish vessel

1476

Portugese open a new Eastern waterway to India

1488

Columbus discovers America

1492

Columbus returns from his vogage.

1493

Vasco de Gama's fleet sails out of Lisbon

1497

Amerigo Vespucci departs from Lisbon

1501

Gama sets out again from Lisbon

1502

Luther nails '95 Theses' on door of All Saints Church

1517

Augsburg Confession

1530

Pedro Nunes charts the Western world

1537

Leonardo Salviato

1540 - 1589

Matteo Ricci- One of the greatest missionaries

1552 - 1610

Johannes Kepler

1571 - 1630

Pope Gregory takes 10 days out of the Calendar

1582

Galileo begins his scientific discoveries

1583

Edict of Nantes

1598

The Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Descartes "Discourse on Method"

1637

Robert Hooke

1638 - 1703

Isaac Newton

1642 - 1727

Robert Hooke uses springs instead of gravity for marine clocks.

1658

the Great London Fire

1666

Giambattista Vico

1668 - 1744

Oldenburg translates Steno into English

1671

Robert Hooke becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society

1679

Henry Sully - famous english clockmaker

1680 - 1728

Tyson's "Anatomy of a Porpess"

1680

Locke's essay concerning Human Understanding

1690

Jesse Ramsden - English instrument maker

1735 - 1800

Lavoisier

1743 - 1794

Buffon's "Natural History"

1749

New Style Calendar begins

1752

British Gov acquires collections of Hans Sloane

1753

Noah Webster

1758 - 1843

Laurence Stern "Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy"

1760

John Barrow

1764 - 1848

Thomas Robert Malthus

1766 - 1834

Elegant cannon clock installed in Duke of Olleen's garden

1786

Richard Whateley

1787 - 1863

British fleet bombards Cophenhagen

1807

Opium War

1830 - 1842

Edward Burnett Tylor

1832 - 1917

John Lubbock

1834 - 1913

Smithsonian Institute

1846

National Association for Promotion of Social Science founded

1857

Hiroshima

1945