Persian Emperor Darius I invaded India and discovered sugar cane
Alexander the Great decides to explore the coast of India with his good friend Nearchus
A sugar mill description is found in texts from 100 AD.
Polynesian seafarers visit China and spread their knowledge of sugar cane. There, it’s refined into sugar crystals.
Jundi Shapur, the great university, was built. It helped spread the idea and knowledge of sugar.
Doctors at Jundi Shapur started writing about shaker (sugar), a medicine from India.
Armies of Muslim conquerers had spread the religion through Syria, Iraq, some of Iran, and Egypt.
Pope Urban II told European Christians to take back the sacred lands in the Middle East that they thought were the Garden of Eden, etc.
Wealthiest Europeans started adding flavor to their food via spices.
Polynesian Seafarers who sail around islands reach Hawaii and show them sugar canes they carry with them.
The Champagne fairs became the place to buy, sell, and trade items that one wouldn’t usually find in Europe.
First European boat reaches Brazil while trying to reach Asia
By now, 53,100 slaves were being taken from Africa every year.
Thomas Clarkson publishes his famous essay telling of the horrors of slavery.
Slavery becomes illegal in sugar colonies owned by the French.
England makes slavery illegal.