From Ancient Greek Thought to Descartes

People

Thales

624 b.c. - 546 b.c.

Anaximander

611 b.c. - 546 b.c.

Socrates

470 b.c. - 399 b.c.

Plato

428 b.c. - 347 b.c.

Aristotle

384 b.c. - 322 b.c.

Alexander th Great

356 b.c. - 323 b.c.

Birth of Jesus

0 a.d.

St. Augustine

354 a.d. - 430 a.d.

Muhammad

570 a.d. - 632 a.d.

St. Thomas Aquinas

1225 a.d. - 1274 a.d.

Descartes

1596 a.d. - 1650 a.d.

joins army

1617 a.d.

abandons "The World"

1633 a.d.

Publishes "Meditations on First Philosophy"

1641 a.d.

Events

Greek Empire

323 b.c. - 50 b.c.

Roman Empire

50 b.c. - 476 a.d.

Christianity becomes official religion

380 a.d.

"Dark Ages"

450 a.d. - 1450 a.d.

Church closes Plato's Academy

529 a.d.

Islamic Golden Age

750 a.d. - 1258 a.d.

Renaissance & Translation movement

1100 a.d. - 1200 a.d.

First University established in Europe

1200 a.d.

Black Plague

1348 a.d. - 1350 a.d.

Italian Renaissance

1380 a.d. - 1580 a.d.

Martin Luther's '95 Theses'

1517 a.d.

Copernicus's "On the Revolutions of the Heavenl Orbs"

1543 a.d.

Galileo sentenced by Inquisition

1633 a.d.