Temujin fought to unify the Mongols under his leadership in 1200.
He is the Mongol clan Leader. In 1206 Temujin accepted the title Genghis Khan-or universal leader. In 1206 Genghis Khan united the Mongols.
In 1211 Genghis Khan invaded the northern part of the Jin empire in his efforts to conquer China. China was his first goal to conquer.
By 1225 Central Asia was under Mongol control. This was the beginning of Genghis Khan as a conquerer.
In 1227 Genghis Khan died, not from violence but he died from illness. After his death his successors continued to expand his the Empire.
In 1260 the Mongols decided to divide the empire. The Mongols divided the empire into 4 parts
He traveled by caravan on the Silk Roads with his father and uncle, arriving at Kublai Khan’s court around 1275.
In 1281 Genghis Khan tried to expand his empire to Japan. The great Khan sent huge fleets of boats to Japan to conquer.
Kublai khan dies in 1294. After his death the Yuan dynasty starts to fade.
Chandragupta gathered an army, killed the unpopular Nanda king, and in about 321 B.C. claimed the throne
Chandragupta’s son assumed the throne. He ruled for 32 years. Then Chandragupta’s grandson, Asoka
Mauryan Empire stretched more than 2,000 miles and connected India for the first time politically
This allowed travelers to stop and refresh themselves. Such actions demonstrated Asoka’s concern for his subjects’ well-being. Noble as his policies of toleration and nonviolence were, they failed to hold the empire together after Asoka died in 232 B.C.
For 500 years, beginning about
185 B.C., wave after wave of Greeks,
Persians, and Central Asians poured into
northern India. These invaders disrupted
The first Gupta emperor came to power not through battle but by marrying a daughter of an influential royal family. After his marriage, Chandra Gupta I took the title “Great King of Kings” in A.D. 320
His empire included Magadha and the area north of it, with his power base along the
Chandra Gupta II also strengthened his empire through peaceful means by negotiating diplomatic and marriage alliances. He ruled from A.D. 375 to 415.
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
1434, he won control of Florence’s government. He did not seek political office for himself, but influenced members of the ruling council by giving them loans. For 30 years, he was dictator of Florence.
Cosimo de Medici died in 1464, but his family continued to control Florence
Third, Christian scholars in Constantinople fled to Rome with Greek manu- scripts when the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453
His grandson, Lorenzo de Medici, came to power in 1469.