The Mongols sent huge fleets against Japan. They forced Korea to build, sail and provide provisions for the boats, this ruined Korea.
Genghis khan unites the Mongols
Ghengis khan wanted to unit the mongols under his leadership. He achieved this by fighting rivals one by one until the empire united as one.
Temujin changes his name
Temujin changed his name to Ghengis khan in 1206. The name means "universal ruler".
Mongols invade the northern Jin empire
In 1211 Genghis khan invade the northern Jin empire. After his attention turned to the Muslims though.
Central Asia under Mongol control
Being angered by the murder of Mongol traders and an ambas- sador at the hands of the Muslims, Genghis went on a rampage taking over city by city. By 1225 the Mongols controled Central Asia.
Genghis khan dies
In 1227 Genghis khan died. He did not die from violence, but from illness.
The empire divides
In 1260 the empire was divided into four regions. These were the Khanate of the Great Khan (Mongolia and China), the Khanate of Chagatai (Central Asia), the Ilkhanate (Persia), and the Khanate of the Golden Horde (Russia).
Marco Polo arrives
Marco Polo arrived in Kublai Khan’s Courtney learned several languages through his travels.
Kublai Khan dies
In 1294 Kublai Khan died. After his death, the yuan dynasty began to fade.
Chandragupta claims the thrown
In order to gain the thrown, in 321, Chandragupta built an army and killed the unpopular king Nanda. This led to the beginning of the Mauryan Empire.
Mauryan empire grows
By 303 BC the empire stretched more than 2,000 miles. This connected north India politically for the first time.
Chandragupta's son takes the thrown
Chandragupta's son ruled for 32 years. When he was done Chandragupta's grandson,
Asoka becomes empire
In 269 BC Chandragupta's grandson takes the thrown following in his elders footsteps. He waged war and expanded the empire.
One if the best empires of the time died leaving the empire with a power vacuum. They were not able to hold the empire together for much longer after Asoka's death.
New people migrated to India
For about 500 years Greeks,
Persians, and Central Asians poured into
northern India. The invaders introduced
new languages and customs that added to the already-rich blend of Indian culture.
Chandra Gupta claims a new title
Once Chandra Gupta got married he changed his title. He took the title of “Great King of Kings”.
Samudra becomes king
Samudra Gupta, the son of Chandra Gupta became king in 335. Although a lover of the arts, Samudra had a warlike side. He expanded the empire through 40 years of conquest.
Chandra Gupta II rules
375 - 415
Chandra gupta II defeated the Shakas enemies to the west and added their coastal territory to his empire allowing the Guptas to engage in profitable trade with the Mediterranean world. Chandra Gupta II also strengthened his empire through peaceful means by negotiating diplomatic and marriage alliances.
Over the next 100 years, the Gupta Empire broke into small king- doms. Many were overrun by the Hunas or other Central Asian nomads. The Empire ended about 535
Delhi gets destroyed
Timur the Lame destroyed Delhi in 1398 so badly some people said "For months, not a bird was seen in the sky." Eventually the city was built.
Kingdom is inherited
Babur, an 11 year old boy inheriteda kingdom that is now located in the modern day Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It was a small kingdom that his elders took away and then drove Babur south.
Babur leads troups
In 1526 Babur led 12,000 troups to victory against an army of 100,000 soldiers. The army was led by sultan of Delhi.
Babur's grandson rules
1556 - 1605
From 1556-1605 Babur's grandson, Akbar ruled over the kingdom. His name means "Great" which he lived up to as a ruler.
Mumtaz mahal dies
In 1631 Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to her 14th child. The death of Mahal led to his husband to build the Taj Mahal.
Shah Jahan becomes ill
In 1657 Shah Jahan became ill, causing his four sons to fight to the thrown. Aurangzeb, his third son, became the ruler.
1658 - 1707
From 1658-1707 Aurangzeb ruled over his fathers kingdom. Though he expanded the Mughal empire to its height, the empire weakened during his reign.
Francesco Petrarch wrote mysterious letters to awoken named Laura who died of the plague on 1348.
Cosimo de Medici
1434 - 1464
In 1434 Cosimo de Medici won control over the Florence government, in 1464 he died.
Leonardo da Vinci
1452 - 1519
Leonardo da Vinci was very intelligent, he wrote notebooks and drawings, created inventions and contributed to sciences.
Hundred Years' War
When the destructive Hundred Years’ War between France and England ended, many cities grew rapidly.
Turks conquer Constantinople
Christian scholars from Constantinople fled to Rome with Greek manu- scripts when the Turks conquered Constantinople
Statue of David
The statue of David was one of Michelangelo Buonarroti's greatest achievements.
Lorenzo de Medici
His grandson, Lorenzo de Medici, came to power in 1469.
1492 - 1547
Vittoria Colonna was born into a noble family, and married somebody who spent most of their time at a military camp.
Claiming the throne
A French king claimed the throne of Naples in southern Italy and launched an invasion through northern Italy.
1501 - 1504
For three years Michelangelo sculpted the statue David, portraying the biblical hero in the moments just before battle.
1504 - 1506
The painting is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gheradardini who got married at 16
Erasmus wrote his most famous work, The Praise of Folly. This book poked fun at greedy merchants, heartsick lovers, quarrelsome scholars, and pompous priests.
Niccolò Machiavelli wrote a book called The Prince.
In1516 Thomas more wrote a book based off a utopia.
Baldassare Castiglione wrote a book
This style painting reached its height with the work of Pieter Bruegel the elder.