Western Civ Timeline

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Bronze Age begins in Mesopotamia

3500 BC

Old Kingdom in Egypt

3200 BC - 2260 BC

Sargon of Akkad

2340 BC

Middle Kingdom in Egypt

2052 BC - 1786 BC

Reign of Hammurabi

1792 BC - 1750 BC

New Kingdom in Egypt

1575 BC - 1086 BC

Mycenaean Civilization flourishes on Greek mainland

1400 BC - 1200 BC

Moses leads Hebrew Exodus from Egypt

1300 BC

Trojan War

1230 BC

Massive destruction throughout the Mediterranean

1200 BC

Greek Dark Ages

1100 BC - 750 BC

Reigns of Hebrew Kings David and Solomon

1000 BC - 922 BC

First Olympic Games

776 BC

Greek Revival of trade and colonization

750 BC - 700 BC

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey transcribed from oral tradition

725 BC - 700 BC

Age of Greek Tyrants

700 BC - 550 BC

Development of early Greek philosophy

600 BC - 500 BC

Babylonian Captivity of Hebrews

586 BC - 539 BC

Cliesthenes institutes democratic reforms in Athens

508 BC - 501 BC

Greeks Defeat Persians at Marathon

490 BC

Greeks Defeat Persians at Salamis

480 BC

Delian Confederacy established

478 BC

Delian Treasury moved to Athens

454 BC

Parthenon begun with funds garnered from the Delian treasury

447 BC

Antigone by Sophocles wins first prize in Athens

441 BC

Pelopennesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

Spartan hegemony over Greece

400 BC - 371 BC

Theban Hegemony over Greece

371 BC - 362 BC

Philip II of Macedon conquers Greeks

359 BC - 338 BC

Death of Plato

347 BC

Trian Execution of Socrates

339 BC

Alexander the Great conquers Persian Empire and beyond

336 BC - 323 BC

Death of Artistotle

322 BC

Roman destruction of Carthage

146 BC

Reforms of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus

133 BC - 122 BC

Ascendency of Marius and Sulla

120 BC - 78 BC

Revolt of Spartacus

73 BC

Consulate of Cicero

63 BC

First Triumvirate

60 BC

Civil war (caesar vs Pompey)

49 BC - 45 BC

Civil war ( Antony vs Octavian)

44 BC - 31 BC

Assassination of Julius Caesar

44 BC

Principate of Augustus

27 BC - 14 BC

Julio- Claudian Dynasty

14 AD - 68 AD

Julio Claudian Dynasty

14 AD - 68 AD

Civil War ( Year if the Four Emperors)

69 AD

Flavian Dynasty

69 AD - 96 AD

Four Gospels written

70 AD - 100 AD

Five Good Emperors

96 AD - 180 AD

Crisis of the Third Century

180 AD - 284 AD

Christian persecution under Decius and Valerius

250 AD - 260 AD

Reign of Diocletian

284 AD - 305 AD

Christian persecution under Dioceletian

303 AD

Edict of Toleration

311 AD

Reign of Constantine

312 AD - 337 AD

Council of Nicaea

323 AD

Christianity becomes official religion of Rome

392 AD

Rome sacked by Alaric the Visigoth

410 AD

Huns led by Attlia invade Europe

451 AD

Last Western Roman emperor deposed

476 AD

Delian Confederacy established

478

Reign if Justinian

527 AD - 565 AD

Monastic rule of ST. Benedict established

530 AD

Life of Muhammad the Prophet of Islam

570 AD - 632 AD

Reign of Charlemagne, King o the Franks

768 AD - 814 AD

Viking raids throughout Egypt

850 AD - 1050 AD

Foundation of monastery at Cluny

910 AD

Norman Invasion of England

1066 AD

Norman invasion of England

1066 AD

Pope Urban II preaches first crusade

1095 AD

Concordat of Worms ends investiture controversy

1122 AD

Third Crusade Fails to recover Holy Land

1189 AD - 1192 AD

Constantinople sacked by Crusaders

1204 AD

Life of philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas

1225 AD - 1274 AD

Death of Dante

1321 AD

Hundred Years War

1337 AD - 1453 AD

Medici rule established in Flourence

1434 AD

Ottoman Turks conquer Constantinple

1453 AD

Columbus's first voyage to the New World

1492 AD

Columbus's first voyage to the New World

1492 AD

Florentine Republic

1498 AD - 1512 AD

Erasmus writes The Praise of Folly

1509 AD

Luther posts ninety- five Theses

1517 AD

Hernando Cortes defeats Aztec forces in Mexico

1519 AD - 1521 AD

Cortes Defeats Aztec forces in Mexico

1519 AD - 1521 AD

Cortes defeats Aztec forces in Mexico

1519 AD - 1521 AD

Peasant Revolt

1524 AD

Calvin active in Geneva

1536 AD

Jesuit order formed by Ignatius Loyola

1540 AD

Council of Trent

1545 AD - 1563 AD

Death of Martin Luther

1546

Peace of Augustus

1555 AD

Elizabeth I rules England

1558 AD - 1603 AD

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1572 AD

Spanish Extract Silver from mines of Potsi

1585 AD

Edict of Nantes

1589 AD

Thirty Years War

1618 AD - 1648 AD

Pilgrims land at Plymouth

1620 AD

Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

30

Conversion of Paul

35

Death of apostles Peter and Paul

64