Chandragupta got an army and overthrew and killed the unfavored Nanda king and claimed the throne in 321 BC
The Mauryan Empire has expanded into over 2,000 miles of territory accomplished by the fighting and conquering of Chandragupta
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 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 and chaos starts up. All the kings from other countries challenge the Imperail government constantly until a new leader rises up
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 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 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 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.
Chandra Gupta dies.
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 destroys Delhi and its devastated but it is rebuilt later on
Babur inherits the throne at 11 but his elders drive him away and take control
he led 12,000 troops to beat 100,000 against a sultan of Delhi
Akbar rules with tolerance for 49 years allowing other religions to be practiced
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 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 rules for 49 years but then rebellions started and he lost power
Petrarch writes poems about a mysterious women named Laura who dies in 1348 AD.
Cosimo de Medici ruled for30 years and died in 1464
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 lived for 67 years. His life included writing many notebooks but written backwards and painting 17 paintings
Hundred Years’ War between France and England ended in 1453
Turks conquered Constantinople
Donatello’s statue was created
Lorenzo de Medici came to power
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 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.
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
Michelangelo sculpted David from 1501 to 1504
Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa
The Praise of Folly was a book written by Erasmus that teased merchants and lovers and scholars and priests of certain qualities.
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 wrote a book called
The renaissance spread to England
Queen Elizabeth I ruled for 45 years. She spoke many languages and wrote poetry and music
Shakespeare loved in London and was already writing plays and poems