Events of the ages

Christianity

Marco Polo in China

1275 - 1292

Dante writes The Divine Comedy

1309

The Black Death hits Europe

1347

Brunelleschi’s Dome completed

1420

Gutenberg publishes the Bible

1453

Michelangelo sculpts David

1501 - 1504

Leonardo paints The Mona Lisa

1503

Martin Luther posts his 95 theses

1517

Machiavelli’s Prince is published

1532

Henry VIII starts the Anglican Church

1536

Copernicus presents a heliocentric theory

1543

Ivan the Terrible “russifies” the Tatars

1552

Shakespeare writes Macbeth

1606

30 Years War Begins

1618

Galileo placed on trial

1633

Peter the Great becomes Czar of all Russians

1682

Islam

Seljuk Turks Conquer Jerusalem

1070

Third Crusade ends in a draw

1192

Genghis Khan unites the Mongols

1206

Kublai Khan sets up the Yuan Dynasty

1271

Hong Wu establishes the Ming

1368

The Yongle Emperor launches treasure fleet

1405 - 1433

Mehmet II knocks off Constantinople

1453

Shah Abbas I builds Isfahan

1598

Shah Jahan builds Taj Mahal

1632 - 1648