Changragupta gathered an army and killed an unpopular Nada king. This began the Mauryan Empire.
The Mauryan stretched more than 2,000 miles. This united northern India for the first time.
Chandragupta's son assumed the throne. He ruled for 32 years.
Asoka is Chandragupta's grandson who brought the empire to its greatest heights. At first he followed in the grandfather's footsteps.
Asoka died in 232 B.C.. After he died, the empire could not hold together.
Greeks, Persians, and Central Asians came in waves to northern India. These invaders disrupted Indian society. They also introduced new languages and customs.
Chandra Gupta I takes the title of "Great King of Kings." His power base was along the Genghis River
Chandra Gupta I's son, Samudra Gupta, became king. He had a warlike side.
Chandra Gupta II strengthened his empire with peaceful ways. He negotiated diplomatic and marriage alliances.
The Gupta Empire broke into small kingdoms, which were all overrun. The Empire ended in about this time.
Timur the Lame destroyed Delhi. The city was completely devastated.
11 year old Babur inherits a kingdom. It was small and his elders took it away. He gathered up an army to take it back.
He led 12,000 troops to victory against an army of 100,000. it was commanded by a sultan of Dehli.
Babur's grandson lived up to his name meaning great. He ruled India during this time with wisdom and tolerance.
Mumtaz Muhal died at age 39 while giving birth to her 14th child. The Taj Mahal was dedicated to her.
When Shah Jahan became ill his four sons all went for the throne. Aurangzeb, the third son, was the first to move and won the throne.
As a master of military strategy and an aggressive empire builder, he ruled for a long time. He expanded the empire to its greatest size.
The deadly plague broke out in Florence. Many people died.
Cosmio de Medici was the wealthiest European of his time. He won control of the Florence government in 1434. He died in 1464.
This is the life span of Leonardo da Vinci. He was a true Renaissance Man. He painted the Mona Lisa.
The Turks conquer Constantinople. Christian scholars fled from there to Rome and Greece.
The Hundred Years' War ended in 1453. It was between France and England. After many cities grew rapidly.
Donatello made a statue of David, a boy from the Bible. It was not THE David, by Michelangelo.
Lorenzo is the grandson of Cosmio. He came to power in 1469 and was known as Lorenzo the Great.
Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a true Renaissance Man. this is his life span. He painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and other rooms in the Vatican. He also made the statue for David.
She was born from a noble family. She married the Marquis of Pescara. She exchanged sonnets with Michelangelo and helped Castiglione.
A French king claimed the throne of Naples in southern Italy. He then launched an invasion through northern Italy. This spread Italian artist around.
Erasmus wrote his most famous work, The Praise of Folly in 1509. The book poked fun at greedy merchants, heartsick lovers, etc.
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli examines the perfect conduct of human beings. It takes the form of a guidebook.
Thomas More tried to show a better model for society by writing his book Utopia. In Greek, Utopia means "no place".
Baldassare Castiglione wrote a book called The Courier. It taught people how to be a Renaissance Man.
Flemish painting reached its peak in 1550. It did this with the work of Pieter Brugel the Elder.