World timeline (Andrew Quinlan)


Genghis Khan unites the Mongols

1200 - 1206

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.

Invasion of the Jin empire


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.

Central Asia under control


By 1225 Central Asia was under Mongol control. This was the beginning of Genghis Khan as a conquerer.

The death of Genghis Khan


In 1227 Genghis Khan died, not from violence but he died from illness. After his death his successors continued to expand his the Empire.

Mongols divide empire


In 1260 the Mongols decided to divide the empire. The Mongols divided the empire into 4 parts

The silk roads


He traveled by caravan on the Silk Roads with his father and uncle, arriving at Kublai Khan’s court around 1275.

Expand more of empire


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


Kublai khan dies in 1294. After his death the Yuan dynasty starts to fade.


321 gathered an army

321 BC

Chandragupta gathered an army, killed the unpopular Nanda king, and in about 321 B.C. claimed the throne

301 graNdson assumed throne

321 BC

Chandragupta’s son assumed the throne. He ruled for 32 years. Then Chandragupta’s grandson, Asoka

303 mauryan empire

303 BC

Mauryan Empire stretched more than 2,000 miles and connected India for the first time politically

269 bloody war

269 BC

232 Asoka died

232 BC

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.

185 Persians

185 BC

For 500 years, beginning about
185 B.C., wave after wave of Greeks,
Persians, and Central Asians poured into
northern India. These invaders disrupted
Indian society.

320 great king

320 AD

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

335 empire

335 AD

His empire included Magadha and the area north of it, with his power base along the

375 Chandra gupta

375 AD - 415 AD

Chandra Gupta II also strengthened his empire through peaceful means by negotiating diplomatic and marriage alliances. He ruled from A.D. 375 to 415.

535 Gupta empire

535 AD

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

india mughal



1434 - 1464

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.