AP World History - General Timeline

Various events around the world

America

Spanish Conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521

1519 - 1521

Haitian Revolution, 1791-1804

1791 - 1804

Europe

Prince Henry (The Navigator), 1394-1460

1394 - 1460

Martin Luther, 1483-1546

1483 - 1546

Dias sails for the Indian Ocean, 1487

1487

Christopher Columbus sails for "Asia", 1492

1492

Beginning of the Portuguese Slave Trade, 1494

1494

Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494

1494

John Calvin, 1509-1564

1509 - 1564

Foundation of the Society of Jesus, 1534

1534

Council of Trent, 1545

1545

Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642

1564 - 1642

Spanish Armada sails for England, 1588

1588

Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648

1618 - 1648

John Locke, 1632-1704

1632 - 1704

Sir Isaac Newton, 1642-1727

1642 - 1727

Peace of Westphalia, 1646

1646

Seven Years' War, 1756-1763

1756 - 1763

End of the British Slave trade, 1807

1807

Middle East

Ottoman Dynasty, 1299-1922

1299 - 1922

Safavid Dynasty, 1501-1722

1501 - 1722

Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, 1520-1560

1520 - 1560

Safavid Dynasty Restoration, 1729-1736

1729 - 1736

Africa

Songhay Empire, 1340-1591

1340 - 1591

Reign of Sunni Ali, 1464-1492

1464 - 1492

South Asia

Mughal Dynasty, 1526-1707

1526 - 1707

Reign of Akbar, 1542-1605

1542 - 1605

Establishment of first colony in Australia, 1788

1788

East Asia

Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644

1368 - 1644

Black Ships arrive in Japan, 1543

1543

Tokugawa Shogunate, 1600-1868

1600 - 1868

Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912

1644 - 1912