Important Events

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Shang Dynasty begins; Chinise develop writing

1600 BCE

Zhou Dynasty begins; first books were written.

1050 BCE

Confucianism, Legalism, Daosim deveplop

500 BCE

Qin Dynasty begins; Great Wall is built

221 BCE

Rome destroys Jerusalem

70 CE

Roman Emperor Constantine legalizes Christianity

313 CE

First Viking raids on England

793 CE

Pope Leo III crowns Charlamagne

800 CE

End of the Viking Age

1070 CE

The First Crusade Begins

1096 CE

King John signs the Magna Carta

1215 CE

Marco Polo journeys to China

1271 CE

Hundred Year's War begins

1337 CE

Black Death strikes Europe

1347 CE

French peasants revolt

1358 CE