Around 1200, a Mongol clan leader named Temujin sought to unify the Mongols under his leadership. He fought and defeated his rivals one by one. It took six years.
Genghis khan finally is united.
invading the northern Jin Empire in 1211, however, his attention turned to the Islamic region west of Mongolia.
By 1225 Mongols had complete control
Genghis khan died.
1260, the Mongols had divided their huge empire into four regions, or khanates. 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 traveled by caravan on the Silk Roads with his father and uncle, arriving at Kublai Khan’s court around 1275.
Great Khan sent huge fleets against Japan to seize it.
Kublai Khan died in 1294. After his death, the Yuan Dynasty began to fade.
Chandragupta gathered an army, killed the unpopular Nanda king, and in about 321 B.C. claimed the throne.
By 303 B.C., the Mauryan Empire stretched more than 2,000
Chandragupta’s son assumed the throne. He ruled for 32 years.
Asoka took control in 269 BC following in his grandfathers footsteps he wanted to expand.
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
Chandra Gupta I took the title “Great King of Kings” in A.D. 320.
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.
Turks conquered Constantinople
His grandson, Lorenzo de Medici, came to power in 1469.
The 11 year old boy Babur inherited the empire.
Baldassare Castiglione wrote a book