World History Timeline


Chandragupta claims the throne

321 BC

Chandragupta and his army killed the Nanda king. After the king was killed Chandragupta's claimed the throne.

Mauryan Empire

303 BC

The Mauryan empire stretched over 2,000 miles. This united North India politically for the first time

Chandragupta's son

301 BC

Chandragupta's son assumed the throne. He then ruled for 32 more years.

Asoka's death

232 BC

Asoka dies. The empire struggles to stay together


185 BC

The Greeks, Persians, and Central Asians invaded Northern India. They disrupted Indian society, but introduced different techniques and languages.

Asoka's claim


Asoka claimed the throne. He was king of the Mauryan Empire.

Chandra Gupta I

320 AD

Chandra Gupta took the title of " Great King of Kings ". His empire included Maghada.

Samudra Gupta

335 AD

Chandra Gupta's son becomes king. His name was Samudra Gupta.

Chandra Gupta II

375 AD - 415 AD

Chandra Gupta II rules from 375-415 AD. He was a peaceful king.

Gupta Empire

535 AD

The Gupta empire ended. After they were overrun by Hunas and Central Asian nomads.

Genghis Khan Unites the Mongols

1200 AD

Genghis Khan was a powerful Mongolian leader. Once known as Temujin a Mongolian clan leader, he unified the Mongols under his control. Temujin developed his name Genghis Khan which means " universal ruler".

Genghis Khan's accepted title


In 1206 AD, Temujin accepted the role of Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan means " universal ruler".

Genghis Khan invasion


In 1211, Genghis Khan invaded the Northern Jin Empire. His attention turned to the Islamic region West of Mongolia. Angered with the news of murdered Mongol traders and an ambassador.

Genghis Khan and his terror rage


Khan and his army went on a terror rage throughout Central Asia invading and destroying many cities. Around 1225, Mongols had control over Central Asia.

Genghis Khan's Death


In 1227, Genghis Khan died. The death was in result of illness not violence.

Mongol Empire division


By 1260, the Mongols had divided their empire into four regions. These four regions were called khanates.

Marco Polo's journey


In around 1275, Marco Polo traveled the Silk Roads arriving at Kublai Khan's court. Marco Polo traveled with his father and uncle.

Great Khan invasion


In 1281, the Great Khan sent huge fleets again to Japan.This even happened two times but failed both.

Kublai Khan's Death


In 1294, Kublai Khan dies. Soon after the Yuan Dynasty fades.

Timur the Lame


Timur the Lame destroyed Delhi. A witness of this devastation later said "for months, not a bird moved in the city".



Babur was 11 years old when he inherited a small kingdom in present day Uzbekistan and Tajikstan. But the elders took Babur's land away and drive him South

Babur the general


When Babur was older he was a brilliant general. Babur led 12,000 troops into victory against a 100,000 troops commanded by a sultan of Delhi


1556 - 1605

Akbar was Babur' grandson. Akbar which means "great" ruled his empire with tolerance and wisdom

Mumtaz Mahal


Mumtaz Mahal was Shah Jahan's wife. She died during her birthing of her 14th child. In memory Shah Jahan had a memorial built which is called Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan


Shah Jahan became ill in 1657. His third son, Aurangzeb was the first to take action by killing his brother and soon after arresting his father.


1658 - 1707

Aurangzeb was a master military strategy. He was also an aggressive empire builder


Francesco Petrarch


Francesco Petrarch wrote 14 sonnets about a mysterious women named Laura. Laura died of plague in 1348


1434 - 1464

Medici won control over government of Florence. Medici was dictator of Florence for 30 years

Leonardo DaVinci

1452 - 1519

Leonard lived from 1452-1519. His work is to be shown of a genius.

Christian scholars


Christian scholars fled to Rome. With the scholars were Greek manuscripts.



The statue of David was created. According to the bible David, was a great king.

Lorenzo de Medici


Medici's grandson Lorenzo de Medici came to power. Lorenzo was also known as Lorenzo the Magnificient.

Michaelangelo Buonarroti

1475 - 1564

Michaelangelo lived from 1475-1564. Michaelangelo was a Renaissance man.

Vittoria Colonna

1492 - 1547

Vittoria Colonna was born to a noble family. Vittoria exchanged sonnets with Michaelangelo and helped create " The Courtier"

The Prince


A book called "The Prince" was written by Niccoló Machiavelli. The book examines perfect conduct of humans.

Baldassare Castiglione


Castiglione wrote the book "The Courtier". The book tells about ow people should do or act.