A man named Temujin sought to unify the Mongolians with him as leader. For the next few years, he fought any rivaling leaders.
Temujin accepts the name Genghis Kahn. This is Mongolian for Universal Ruler.
Genghis Kahn invades and defeats the Jin Empire in China. He then begins targeting the Islamic civilizations west of the Mongolian Empire.
Mongolians gain full power over Central Asia. This is done by destroying, slaughtering, and burning any opposing villages in the area.
Genghis Kahns death
Genghis Kahn finally meets death. But rather than it happening on the battlefield as would be expected, he died in bed due to sickness.
The Mongolian Empire divided into four "khanates." Each of these clans were ruled by a descendant of Genghis, and one of which was Kublai Kahn.
1275 - 1292
Kublai Kahn uses Marco Polo and his knowledge of Asian languages to help him by embarking on missions in Asian countries. For 19 years, Marco and his father assisted him before traveling away, continuing his journey.
Japan (Take Two)
Kahn attempts, for a second time, to conquer Japan. He uses the labor of Koreans to try again, after his failure in 1274. However, his fleets were destroyed by a great “kamikaze” typhoon.
Kublai Kahns Death
Kublai Kahn dies. His death eventually leads to the fall of the Yuan Dynasty.
The throne is taken by Chandragupta after the unpopular Nanda king is killed. This begins the Mauryan Empire.
The Mauryan empire unites the country politically for the first time. It's boundaries stretched for 2000 miles.
The Son of Chandragupta
301 BC - 269 BC
Chandragupta's son takes power. He rules for 32 years.
Asoka takes throne. His reign begins bloody and powerful, but eventually he turns to religion and peace.
Asoka dies. His death eventually leads to the end of the empire, as they cannot maintain the peaceful rule that Asoka managed.
185 BC - 315
Greeks, Persians, and other foreign armies invade and attack, causing turmoil throughout India. The now weak Mauryan Empire has crashed, and the Andhra Dynasty is thrown into chaos.
Great King of Kings
Chandra Gupta I marriages. Not long after, he is titled Great King of King.
335 - 375
Son of Chandra, Samudra is an artist. However, he expands the empire through 40 years of war.
Chandra Gupta II
375 - 415
Chandra II was a diplomatic and peaceful. He negotiated and set up marriages between his empire and other strong ones.
Chandra Gupta II's Death
Chandra Gupta II dies. He brought about the height of the Gupta empire, and it eventually comes to an end many years after his death.
Gupta Empire's Fall
The Gupta Empire comes to an end. Many attacks by the Huns and other invaders led to this downfall.
Timur the Lame attacks Delhi. It was destroyed so severely it wasn't rebuilt for hundreds of years.
An eleven year old boy inherits a kingdom. It will eventually become Uzbekistan and Tajikstan.
12,000 soldiers, led by Babur, fought 100,000 soldiers. Babur won against the sultan of Delhi.
1526 - 1605
The throne was taken by a 13 year old. Hs name was Akbar, meaning "Great."
The wife of Shah Jahan, Muntaz Muhal, dies. In honor of her memory, Shah built a beautiful tomb for her- the Taj Mahal.
Illness Befalls Shah
As soon as he fell ill, a struggle immediately erupted for throne. All of Shah's children fought each other, which eventually led to Aurangzeb's rule.
1658 - 1707
After fighting in a bitter civil war, Aurangzeb stayed his older brother. His rule was distasteful and oppressive.
This was the date that the Decameron says the plague broke out. The plague killed thousands, and decimated the population.
1434 - 1464
Cosimo de Medici, the wealthiest man in Florence, ruled as dictator for many years. His family maintained political power after his death.
1452 - 1519
These dates are the life of Leonardo da Vinci. He was often referred to as THE Renaissance Man, and was very influential. It is rumored that he trained under someone named Splinter.
As the Turks sacked Constantinople, many Christians fled to Rme, keeping Greek manuscripts with them. They were attempting to maintain Greek and Roman learning alive.
Hundred Years' War
This war between France and England ended this date, apparently 100 years later. Cities began to grow much faster after this war.
1465 - 1470
Sometime during these dates, the famous sculptor/ninja turtle carved David. David was a statue famous for many things, such as his realistic posture and expression, and because he was the first free standing nude statue since ancient times.
Lorenzo di Medici
The grandson of Cosimo, Lorenzo the Magnificent gained political power. He managed to have the image of an elected government, despite the fact that it was a dictatorship.
1475 - 1564
This man was often referred to as da Vinci's rival. He is known for his anatomical skill in paintings and sculptures, as well as his vanquishing of Shredder.
1492 - 1547
Vittoria was a female writer of the Renaissance Age. She had great influence despite her age because she was born into a noble family.
King Gains Throne
A French king gains throne of Northern Italy. He immediately launches a war on Southern Italy.
1501 - 1504
Michelangelo sculpted the statue David this year, based off many classical statues. It stands 18 feet tall and is very sophisticated looking.
1504 - 1506
This is one of the most famous paintings of all time. Leonardo da Vinci painted it and it is thought to be short for Madonna Lisa, or Madam Lisa.
This book was published in 1513. It was written by Machiavelli and was about human conduct.
A book written by Baldassare Castaglion was published this date. It entailed how to become a "Renaissance Man."