Classical Conversations Timeline

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Notable People

First King of the 3rd Dynasty in Egypt

Thutmose III

Assyrian Threat

Darius of Persia

Buddha

Herodotus

Aristotle

Alexander the Great

Ptolemaic Dynasty (Egypt)

Erastosthenes

Hipparchus of Nicaea

Posidonius

Strabo

Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca

Pythagoreans

Ctesibius of Alexandria

Pliny the Elder

Chang Heng

Ptolemy

Tertullian born

Church Father Origen

Persian Sage Manes

Tertullian dies

Porphyry

Chin Dynasty

Constantine

Emperor Constantine the Great

Saint Augustine

Emperor Valentinian

Plautus

Saint Benedict of Nursia

Saint Brendan

Dionysus Exiguus

Cosmas of Alexandria converts to Christianity

Isidore of Seville

Mohammed

Caliph Omar I

T'ang Dynasty

Saint Boniface

Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede

Alcuin

Charlemagne

Al-Kindi

Alfred the Great born

Harold Fairhair

Rollo Ganger

Alfred the Great dies

Ibn al-Haythan

William the Conqueror

Alp Arslan (Seljuk Sultan of Persia)

Al-Idrisi

Sain Hildegard of Bingen

Cambodian King Suryavarman II

Peter the Hermit (dies)

Alexander Neckham

Genghis Khan

John of Pian de Carpine

Saint Francis of Assisi

Emperor Fredrick II

Kuyuk Khan

Roger Bacon

Saint Louis

Kublai Khan

Kublai Khan

Roger Bacon

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Bartholomew the Englishman

John of Montecorvino

Seventh Crusade

Marco Polo

Dante Alighieri

Marco Polo leaves for Cathay

King Alfonso X of Castile

Petrarch

Ibn Battuta

Peter IV of Aragon

Toghon Temur Khan

The Hundred Years' War

King Charles of France

Charles V of France

Manuel Chrysoloras

King John I of Portugal

Yung Lo (revolutionary)

Palla Strozzi

King John I of Portugal starts Aviz Dynasty

Henry the Navigator

Johann Gutenberg

Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli

Lorenzo Valla

King Sejong the Great

William Caxton

Pope Alexander VI

Ambrogio Calepino

John Cabot

Aldus Manutius

Christopher Columbus

Queen Isabella of Castile

Bartholomeu Dias

Leonardo da Vinci

Amerigo Vespucci

War of the Roses

Vasco da Gama

Johann Froben

Erasmus

Erasmus

Martin Waldseemuller

Bartoleme de Las Casas

King Philip of Spain

Raphael

Joachim Vadianus

Dr. Juan Gines de Sepulveda

Paraclesus

King Francis I

Hieronymus Bock

Girolamo Cardano

Pedro Nunes

John Caius

Realdo Colombo

Andreas Vesalius

Roger Aschan

Konrad Gesner

Andreas Celaspino

Joachim du Bellay

Gabriello Fallopio

Pierre de Ronsard

Fabricius Aquapendente

Leonardo Salviati

Simon Stevin

John Napier

Matteo Ricci

Santorio Santorio

Francis Bacon

Galileo Galilei

Maurice of Nassau

Johannes Kepler

Dr. Robert Fludd

Samuel Purchas

Christopher Schreiner

Jan Baptista van Helmont

William Harvey

James Ussher

Pierre Vernier

Thomas Hobbes

Marin Mersenne

Sir Kenelm Digby

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

Johannes Hevelius

William Gascoigne

Henry Oldenburg

Gabriel Mouton

Francesco Redi

Robert Boyle

John Ray

Robert Boyle

Marcello Malpighi

Christiaan Huygens

Thomas Burnet

Robert Hooke

Francis Willughby

Nicolaus Steno

Isaac Newton

Seki Kowa

Baron von Leibniz

John Flamsteed

Edward Tyson

Giambattista Vico

Ibrahim Muteferrika

Henry Sully

John Harrison

Comte de Buffon

Carolus Linnaeus

Johann Joachim Winklemann!

William Cowper

Linnaeus' Systema Naturae

Thomas Jefferson

Talleyrand

Noah Webster

John Barrow

Alexandar von Humboldt

Christian Jurgsen Thomsen

Charlese Lyell

Sir Anthony Panizzi

Robert Chambers

Augustus de Morgan

Lewis Henry Morgan

Karl Marx

Friedrich Engels

Louis Pasteur

Henriech Schliemann

Chambers' "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

Percival Lowell

Sigmund Freud

Marx' "Das Kapital"

Dioscorides' "De materia medica"

Pliny

Events

Kitchen Middens

The Rites of Chou

Reign of Jeroboam II

Isaiah prophecies

Micah prophecies

Nahum prophecies

Babylonian Threat

Exile to Babylon begins

Jerusalem falls to Babylonians

Ch'in Era

Han Dynasty

Reign of Han Shun Ti

Ptolemy dies

The Dark Ages

Council at Nicaea

Council of Nicea

T'ang dynasty

Byzantine fleet takes Alexandria

Empress Koken (Japan)

The Vikings

The Great Stupa of Borobudur

Dublin founded

Eric the Red

Sung Era

Sung Renaissance (China)

Urban II

William the Conqueror Invades England

Su Sung creates Heavenly Clockwork

Urban II becomes Pope

The Council at Clermont

First Crusade

Pope Gregory IX

Second Crusade

Third Crusade

Genghis Khan invades Peking

King Louis IX of France

Tartars invade Poland and Hungary

Pope Innocent IV elected

Modern hour defined

The Black Death strikes

Cheng Ho occupies Peking

Leonard Bruni

Ming dynasty

Battle of Nicopolis

Giraffe arrives in China

Chinese Great Withdrawal from seafaring

Spanish Inquisition starts

Christopher Columbus sets out on 1st Voyage

Columbus' 2nd Voyage

Columbus' 3rd Voyage

Amerigo Vespucci follows So. American coast

Columbus' 4th Voyage

Martin Luther nails 95 These to Wittenburg Cathedral

Royal College of Physicians

Edict of Villers-Coterets

Clockmaker's guild begun in Paris

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

Pope Gregory XIII transitions Julian to Gregorian Calendar

Edict of Nantes

Clockmaker's Guild begun in Geneva

30 Year's War

Royal Society founded by Henry Oldenburg and Charles II

French clock-makers invent fusee machine

Cook's voyage on "Endeavor"

National Convention of French Revolution replaces calendar

Voyage of the 'Beagle'

The Opium War

AAAS founded

Index Society of London founded

Chinese Revolution

Kemal Ataturk modernizes Turkey

Ptolemy born

Reign of Emperor Wang Mang

Important Works

Genesis written

Jews Wandering in the Wilderness

Ruth takes place

I Samuel

Ecclesiastes written

Bede's "Ecclesiastical History

Al-Biruni (Arab geographer)

Geoffrey of Monmouth's "History of the Kings of Britain"

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Aquinas' "Summa Theologica"

The Catalan Atlas

Pope Nicholas V

Niccolo Machiavelli

Bruni's "History of the Florentine People"

Arab Nautical Directory

The Nuremberg Chronicle

Ausberg Confession (Lutheran declaration of faith)

John Calvin's Institues of the Christian Religion

Vesalius' "Tabulae Anatomicae Sex"

Copernicus' De Revolutionibus

Vesalius' "Fabrica"

Gesner's "Bibliotheca Universalis"

Maurice's "the Art of Fortification"

Tycho Brahe's Astronomaie Instauratae Mechanica

Santorio's "Ars de Medicina Statica

Bacon's "Novum Organum"

A New English Dictionary

Oldenburg's "Philosophical Transsactions...."

Bishop Sprat's "History of the Royal Society"

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (newton)

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Buffon's "Histoire Naturelle"

John Barrow's Travels in China

The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea