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Genghis Khan begins unification of Mongols

1200 - 1205

Genghis wanted to unify the Mongol Clans under his rule. He succeeded and created one of the biggest empires ever.

Genghis Khan is crowned "Great Khan"

1206

Genghis Khan defeats his rivals and unites the Mongol empire.
He is crowned Great Khan or ruler of all Mongols

Mongol invasion of China

1211

Mongols invade China during Jin Dynasty. They begin to chip through from the North

Central Asia is under Mongol control

1225

By 1225, All of Central Asia is under Mongol control. This includes China and small parts of The middle east

Genghis Khan Dies

1227

Khan dies from Illness. Empire is split

Kublai Khan takes power

1260

Genghis Khan's grandson assumes power. Empire enters golden age

Marco Polo Arrives

1275

Marco Polo arrives from Venice. Serves in government for 17 years

Another failed invasion of Japan

1281

Kublia Khan invades Japan for a second time. Failed due to a massive typhoon

Death of Kublai Khan

1292

A golden age in he Khan empire ends. Rebellions break out.

India

Chandragupta gains throne

321 BC

Kills Nanda king and unites India. Centered on Ganges river

Empire expands

303 BC

North India is united. Empire stretches for 2000 miles

Son of Chandragupta assumes throne

301 BC

Father of Asoka assumes throne. Rules for 32 years

Asoka assumes throne

269 BC

Wages war across empire. Loses a number of civilians and soldiers.

Asoka dies

232 BC

Promoted religious toleration and attempted to make peace with neighboring countries

Massive population growth

185 BC

Massive influx of population floods N India. They are fleeing political instability.

Chandra Gupta I takes throne

320

Begins Gupta empire. Claims land for India

Samudra Gupta takes throne

335

Loves arts. Expanded empire through 40 years of conquest

Chandra Gupta takes throne

375

Begins golden age. Defeated Shakas

Chandra's rule ends

415

Golden age is extinguished. Advanced arts

Gupta dynasty ends

535

Invaders threaten India. Break up into kingdoms

Timur the lame destroys Delhi

1398

Timur destroys Delhi, the capital of India. "Not a bird could move"

Babur takes kingdom

1494

Babur takes the small kingdom in Tajikistan. Elders dethrone him

Numerous victories

1526

Wins against Sultan of Delhi. Defeats Rajput army

Rule of Akbar

1556 - 1605

ruled and caused a golden age. Brings liberal policies to India

Mumtaz Mahal's Death

1631

Mumtaz Mahal dies during the birth of her 14th child. The Taj Mahal is built in her honor.

Rivalry Begins

1657

4 sons feud over the throne of India. Aurangzeb gains upper-hand.

Aurangzeb gains throne

1658 - 1707

Spends many resources on war and oppression. Empire falls.

Europe

Decameron is written

1348

Cosimo de Medici's rule

1434 - 1464

He ruled Florence. Dictated for 30 years

Life of Leonardo Da Vinci

1452 - 1519

Painter, engineer, sculptor. The ideal renaissance man

Turks conquered Constantiople

1453

Ottoman Empire begins. Roman Empire is completely wiped

Donatello's statue is made

1468

Lorenzo de Medici enters powers

1469

Kept an "elected" government. Known as Lorenzo the Magnificent

Ezio Auditore becomes an assassin

1476

The Courtier is written

1528

A book written to teach to become a real "man". The renaissance man