History India Timeline


Chandragupta takes the throne

321 BC

Chandragupta got an army and overthrew and killed the unfavored Nanda king and claimed the throne in 321 BC

The Expansion of the Empire

303 BC

The Mauryan Empire has expanded into over 2,000 miles of territory accomplished by the fighting and conquering of Chandragupta

Chandragupta's heirs

301 BC

Chandragupta's son gained the throne and ruled for 32 years and had a grand rule. Then Asoka, Chandragupta's grandson assumed the throne after his fathers long rule

Asoka becomes King

269 BC

Asoka became king and brought the empire to great times. He had a victorious win in a war but a huge portion of his soldiers were slain along with many civilians and he felt bad so he started to do things for the people and non-violence. He promoted Buddhism although many people urged him to allow tolerance of other religions. He had huge pillars built to display his new policies. He preached non-violence. When he traveled he stopped every nine miles to have wells dug and rest houses built

Asoka dies

232 BC

Asoka dies and chaos starts up. All the kings from other countries challenge the Imperail government constantly until a new leader rises up

The invasions

185 BC

For 500 years, Greeks, Persians, southern Asians swarmed into Northern India disrupting the society but also bringing new things to the culture. The southern Asia was disrupted also because they had never been conquered by the Mauryans and were in three kingdoms and were constantly at war now

Chandra Gupta I

320 AD

Chandra Gupta comes to power by marrying a daughter of a influential and powerful family. He takes the title " Great King of Kings" after he is married

Samudra Gupta

335 AD

Samudra Gupta the son of Chandra Gupta assumes the throne. He is a big fan of the arts but also has an interest in war. He stretched out the empire by 40 years of conquest.

Chandra Gupta II

375 AD

Chandra Gupta II was a very successful emperor. He was respected by the Indians and he added them to his empire. He also made important allies by negotiating.

The end of Chandra Gupta's rule

415 AD

Chandra Gupta dies.

The end of the Empire

535 AD

The death of Chandra Gupta causes invaders to invade who are related to the Huns and the empire crumbles into pieces and breaks off and ends in 535 AD

Timur the Lame

1398 AD

Timur the lame destroys Delhi and its devastated but it is rebuilt later on


1494 AD

Babur inherits the throne at 11 but his elders drive him away and take control

Babur Conquers

1526 AD

he led 12,000 troops to beat 100,000 against a sultan of Delhi

Akbar's Tolerance

1556 AD - 1605 AD

Akbar rules with tolerance for 49 years allowing other religions to be practiced

Mumtaz Mahal dies

1631 AD

Mumtaz Mahal dies during giving birth to her 14th child. Shah Jahan is devastated and builds a Taj Mahal in her memory and it is beautiful. While grieving and honoring the memory of his beloved wife, the empire is crumbling under Shah Jahan

Shah Jahan becomes ill

1657 AD

Shah Jahan became ill and his 4 sons all tie to gain the throne but the third was the quickest. He was Aurangzeb and he executed his older brother and threw his father in jail until he died and took power

Aurangzeb's Rule

1658 AD - 1707 AD

Aurangzeb rules for 49 years but then rebellions started and he lost power


Petrarch and Laura

1348 AD

Petrarch writes poems about a mysterious women named Laura who dies in 1348 AD.

Cosimo de Medici

1434 AD - 1464 AD

Cosimo de Medici ruled for30 years and died in 1464

Johann Gutenberg

1440 AD

Johann Gutenberg, a craftsman from Mainz, Germany, devel- oped a printing press that incorporated a number of technologies in a new way

Leonardo da Vinci

1452 AD - 1519 AD

Leonardo da Vinci lived for 67 years. His life included writing many notebooks but written backwards and painting 17 paintings

Hundred Years' War

1453 AD

Hundred Years’ War between France and England ended in 1453

Constintonople is Conquered

1453 AD

Turks conquered Constantinople


1465 AD - 1469 AD

Donatello’s statue was created

Lorenzo de Medici

1469 AD

Lorenzo de Medici came to power

Michelangelo Buonarroti

1475 AD - 1564 AD

Michelangelo Buonarroti lived 89 years. During his life he was a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet. He was a renaissance man and also was responsible for the dome of St. Peter’s, the paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and the statue of David

Vittoria Colonna

1492 AD - 1547 AD

Vittoria Colonna was born into a noble family and in 1509 married Marquis of Pescara. Her husband was away most of the time so she pursued literature. She wrote sonnets and exchanged them with Michelangelo and helped publish The Courtier.

Artistic Ideas Spread

1494 AD

French king claimed south Italy and then tried to invade north Italy. The invasion caused many artists to go to Northern Italy and bring with them their renaissance ideas


1501 AD - 1504 AD

Michelangelo sculpted David from 1501 to 1504

The Mona Lisa

1504 AD - 1506 AD

Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa

The Praise of Folly

1509 AD

The Praise of Folly was a book written by Erasmus that teased merchants and lovers and scholars and priests of certain qualities.

The Prince

1513 AD

A political guide book named The Prince was written by Niccolò Machiavelli



Thomas More wrote the book utopia about a place where there is no corruption and money has little value

Baldassare Castiglione

1528 AD

Baldassare Castiglione wrote a book called

England and the renaissance

1550 AD

The renaissance spread to England

Queen Elizabeth I

1558 AD - 1603 AD

Queen Elizabeth I ruled for 45 years. She spoke many languages and wrote poetry and music

William Shakespeare

1592 AD

Shakespeare loved in London and was already writing plays and poems