World Timeline

China

Xia (pre-dynasty)

2500 bce - 1500 bce

Shang Dynasty

1500 bce - 1000 bce

Zhou Dynasty

1000 bce - 256 bce

Qin Dynasty

256 bce - 206 bce

Han Dynasty

206 bce - 220 ce

Sui Dynasty

581 - 618

Tang Dynasty

618 - 906

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Yuan Dynasty

1279 - 1368

Ming

1386 - 1644

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1912

China Republic

1912 - 1949

Communist China

1949 - Present

India

Indus River Valley

2500 bce - 1500 bce

Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa

Aryans

1500 bce - 321 bce

Mauryan

321 bce - 180 bce

Gupta

320 - 550

Delhi Sultanate

1206 - 1526

Mughals

1526 - 1757

Gunpowder Empire

Latin America

Olmec

1500 bce - 500 bce

Mayan

300 - 900

Inca

600 - 1500

Aztec

1100 - 1550

Haiti

1791 - Present

Haitian independence

1804

Mexico

1821 - Present

Brazil

1822 - Present

Brazil Republic begins

1889

Mexican Revolution

1911

Africa

Ancient Egypt

2700 bce - 1087

Ethiopia

2700 bce - Present

Kush/Axum

300 - 700

Ghana

900 - 1100

Mali

1200 - 1500

Great Zimbabwe

1200 - 1450

Songhai/Songhay

1450 - 1591

Asante

1650 - 1900

South Africa

1652 - Present

British Colonization of South Africa

1800 - 1910

Congo

1900 - Present

Kenya

1963 - Present

Middle East

Hebrews

1020 bce - 930 bce

Ancient Persia

539 bce

Umayyad Caliphate

661 - 750

Abbasid Caliphate

750 - 1250

Golden Years of Islam

Ottomans

1300 - 1919

Gunpowder Empire

Safavid (Persia)

1300 - 1700

Gunpowder Empire

Modern Turkey

1923 - Present

Iran

1935 - Present

Iran regime change

1979

Japan

Yamato Period

250 - 710

Tokugawa Shogunate

1600 - 1868

Edo Period

Meiji

1868 - 1912

Europe

Roman Republic

509 bce - 27 bce

Classical Greece

508 bce - 322 bce

Athens and Sparta

Roman Empire

27 bce - 476

Byzantine Empire

330 - 1453

First Reich

962 - 1806

Holy Roman Empire

Holy Roman Empire

962 - 1806

Protestant Reformation

1517

Martin Luther

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

2nd Reich

1871 - 1919

Russian Revolution

1917 - 1918

Weimer Republic

1919 - 1933

Third Reich

1933 - 1945

Hitler

America

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

American Revolution

1776

Periods

Neolithic Revolution

8000 bce - 3000 bce

Pax Romana

27 bce - 180

Classical Period

200 - 600

Pax Mongolica

1200 - 1300

Enlightenment

1600 - 1700

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1850

Wars

Persian Wars

499 bce - 449 bce

Peloponnesian Wars

431 bce - 404 bce

Punic Wars

264 bce - 146 bce

Battle of Tours

732

1st Crusade

1095

Hundred Years War

1337 - 1453

England vs France; French Win

7 Years War/ French and Indian War

1756 - 1763

1st global war

Opium Wars

1832 - 1842

Taiping Rebellion

1851 - 1864

Sepoy Mutiny

1857

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Sino-French War

1883

Sino-Japanese War

1883

Spanish American War

1898

Boer War

1899 - 1902

Boxer Rebellion

1900

Russo-Japanese War

1904

World War I

1914 - 1918

Holocaust

1933 - 1945

World War II

1939 - 1945

Battle of Britain

1940

Pear Harbor

December 7, 1941

D-Day

June 6, 1944

WWII

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Sharpeville Massacre

March 21, 1960

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

Tiananmen Square Massacre

1989

9/11 Attack

September 11, 2001

Treaties/Documents

Edict of Milan

313

Treaty of Verdun

843

Treaty of Tordesillas

1494

Papal Line of Demarcation

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Edict of Nantes

1598

Treaty of Westphalia

1648

Peace of Westphalia

1684

Treaty of Cordoba

1821

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Treaty of Nanjing

1842

Emancipation Edict

1863

Treaty of Shimoneski

1895

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

1918

Truman Doctrine

1947

Treaty of Versailles

1947

NATO- founded

1949

Warsaw Pact

1985

Conferences

Berlin Conference

226

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Estates General

1789

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815