Timeline: 600-1450 CE

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Emergence of Viking Sweeden

600

Tang Dynasty in China begins under Li Yuan

618

Muhammed founds Islam

622

Arab invasions into Byzantine territory begins

630

Rise of feudal nobility in Japan

636

Arabs conquer Syria and Palestine

636 - 638

Founding of Cairo

641

Arab conquers Persia and Egypt

641

Muslim invasions end the Sassanian empire

642

Berbers in North Africa convert to Islam

702

Birth of Charlemagne

742

First printed newspaper appears in Peking

748

Charlemagne crowned 1st Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III

800

Ghana controls gold-salt trade

800

Earliest use of gunpowder

850

Mayan civilization declines

900

Toltec civilization in Mexico

900

Collapse of the Tang Dynasty in China

907

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in China

907 - 960

Byzantium captures Crete from the Arabs

961

East African trading kingdoms prosper

1000

Jerusalem falls to the Muslims

1187

Mongol attacks on China begin

1211

Magna Carta signed

1215

Sundiata founds Mali empire in West Africa

1235

Height of Mali

1250

Turkish Ottoman Empire founded

1299

Height of the Aztec Empire

1300 - 1600

Italian Renaissance begins

1325

100 Year War between France and England

1337 - 1453

Black Plague kills 25 million people in Europe

1347 - 1351

Egypt devastated by Black Plague

1348

Ming Dynasty rules

1368 - 1644

Joan of Arc executed in England

1431

Founding of Inca civilization

1438

Florence becomes center of Renaissance

1450

Johannes Gutenberg invents printing press

1450

Christopher Columbus discovers America

1492