Emperor Marcus Aurelous had the power to influence Rome. It was a high point of the Roman Empire.
Death of Marcus Aurelis
The Roman emperor died in 180.
Germanic migrants enter empire in increasing numbers
200 - 300
Constantine goes south
He was the commander of the Roman army in Britain from 306, was seduced by the feel and flavor of Mediterranean culture.
In 312, he was heading south and wanted to capture the Roman throne for himself.
Founding of Constantinople
Battle of Adrianople
Visigoths sack Rome
End of empire in the west
493 - 526
The Ostrogothic king, Theodoric, ruled Italy.
The Han Dynasty
206 - 220
Last Han emperor forced to abdicate
In a favor of a new, army-backed dynasty, known as Jin, but former patterns of politics resumed.
Contenders for Chinese throne call in Barbarian armies
The leader of one of these armies proclaimed himself emperor, and his son, Liu Cong, drove the Jin south, into the Yangtze valley.
Yang Jian proclaims himself emperor (Sui Dynasty)
Yangdi becomes emperor
Chinese conquest of Koguryo
667 - 668
Teotihaucan at peak of its influence and power
Siuaj K'ak reached Tikal
January 31, 378
There were signs of internal instability. One of their best temples was demolished.
Great Temple/Tomb for King Jasaw Chan K'awiil
682 - 734
In the roof-combs of the Maya city of Tikal, a great temple in the middle ground was built as a tomb for King Jasaw Chan K'awiil. He restored the city's fortunes after a period of defeat.
End of the Teotihucan's greatness
Fire wrecked the great temple and pyramids in the center of the city and most of the population left. It only had about 30,000 people in the end and did not should signs of imperial trappings or ambition.
Barley introdueced as a staple crop
Reign of Songtsen Gampo
627 - 650
His reign marked remarkable leap in Tibetan power. China bought him off with a Chinese bride in 640;
Tibetan and Arab conquest of Ferghana
Beginning of Tibetan decline
Spread of Christianity
The Rise of Ethiopia
340 - 530
King Kaleb begins conquest of southern Arabia
Envoronmrntal crisis undermines control of south Arabia
Birth of Muhammed
570 - 751
Muslim conquest of Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and the Persian Empire
630 - 650
Muslim conquest of North America
Muslim conquest of Spain
Chinese Buddhish pilgrim in India
405 - 411
According to Faxian, a Chinese Buddhish pilgrim, the "untouchables" of the lowest caste caste had to sound a clapper in the street to warn against their polluting presence.