History timeline


Mongol 1200-1206

1200 - 1206

1200 Mongol clan leader named Temujin sought to unify the Mongols under his leadership. In 1206, Temujin accepted the title Genghis Khan, or “universal ruler” of the Mongol clans.

Mongol 1206-1211

1206 - 1211

After invading the northern Jin Empire in 1211, however, his attention turned to the Islamic region west of Mongolia.

Mongol 1211-1225

1211 - 1225

By 1225, Central Asia was under Mongol control.

Mongols 1225-1227

1225 - 1227

Genghis Khan died in 1227—not from violence, but from illness. His successors continued to expand his empire. In less than 50 years, the Mongols conquered ter- ritory from China to Poland. In so doing, they created the largest unified land empire in history.

Mongol 1227-1260

1227 - 1260

However, in the 1250s the Mongols halted their westward campaign and turned their attention to Persia. By 1260, the Mongols had divided their huge empire into four regions, or khanates.

Mongols 1260-1275

1260 - 1275

Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan, assumed the title Great Khan in 1260.After conquering China, Kublai Khan tried to extend his rule to Japan. In 1274. He traveled by caravan on the Silk Roads with his father and uncle, arriving at Kublai Khan’s court around 1275.

Mongols 1275-1281

1275 - 1281

After conquering China, Kublai Khan tried to extend his rule to Japan. In 1274 and again in 1281, the Great Khan sent huge fleets

Mongols 1281-1294

1281 - 1294

In 1292, the Polos left China and made the long journey back to Venice.Kublai Khan died in 1294. After his death, the Yuan Dynasty began to fade. Family members continually argued over who would rule. In one eight-year period, four different khans took the throne.


India 321

321 BC

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

India 303-301

303 BC - 301 BC

By 303 B.C., the Mauryan Empire stretched more than 2,000

India 269-232

269 BC - 232 BC

Vsoka became kins in 269

India 185-320

185 BC

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


335 - 375

India 335-415

375 - 415

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

India 415-553

415 - 535

Many were overrun by the Hunas or other Central Asian nomads. The Empire ended about 535.


Europe 1348


Little is known of Laura except that she died of the plague in 1348.

Europe 1434-1464

1434 - 1464

1434, he won control of Florence’s government. Cosimo de Medici died in 1464,

Europe 1452- 1519

1452 - 1519

Leonardo planned scholarly works and great feats of-engineering that were never completed.

Europe 1453


Third, Christian scholars in Constantinople fled to Rome with Greek manu- scripts when the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453.

Europe late 1460's


became a great king. Donatello’s statue was created in the late 1460s

Europe 1469


His grandson, Lorenzo de Medici, came to power in 1469.

Europe 1475-1564

1475 - 1564

Michelangelo was a Renaissance man.
He excelled as a painter, sculptor, architect, and poe

Europe 1492-1547

1492 - 1547

Vittoria Colonna (1492–1547) was born of a noble family.

Europe 1501-1504

1501 - 1504

In 1494, a French king claimed the throne of Naples in southern Italy and launched an invasion through northern Italy.

Europe 1513


The Prince (1513) by Niccolò Machiavelli

Europe 1528


He wrote the book