World History

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Australopithecus

4000000 BC - 1000000 BC

Era of first hominids

Homo Erectus

2500000 BC - 200000 BC

Evolution of Homo sapiens

200000 BC

Early evolution of Homo sapiens

Sumerian Dominence in Mesopotamia

3200 BC - 2350 BC

Indo-European migrations

3000 BCE - 1000 BCE

Egyptian Old Kingdom

2660 BC - 2160 BC

Babylonian Dominance in Mesopotamia

2350 BC - 1600 BC

Era of Babylonian dominance in Mesopotamia

Egyptian Middle Kingdom

2040 BC - 1640 BC

Period of Aryan Invasions

1600 bc - 1000 bc

Egyptian New Kingdom

1550 BC - 1070 BC

Verdic Age

1500 bc - 1000 bc

Olmec Society

1200 BC - 100 BC

Zhou Dynasty

1029 B.C.E. - 258 B.C.E.

Assyrian Dominance in Mesopotamia

1000 BC - 612 BC

Rise of Greek city-states

800 bc - 600 bc

New Babylonian Empire

600 BC - 550 BC

Achaemenid Dynasty

558 bc - 330 bc

Era of the Warring States

402 BC - 221 BC

Seleucid Dynasty

323 bc - 83 bc

Mauryan Empire

322 BC - 125 BC

Parthian Dynasty

247 bc - 224 ce

Sasanid Dynasty

224 bc - 651 ce

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 202 BC

Han Dynasty

202 BC - 220 CE

Mochica Society

300 - 700

Maya Society

300 - 1100

Gupta Empire

319 - 535

Gupta Dynasty

320 - 550

Umayyad Dynasty

661 - 750

Mongol Empire

1206 - 1368

Yuan Dynasty

1271 - 1368

Ottoman Dynasty

1289 - 1923

Italian Renaissance

1300 - 1450

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Northern Renaissance

1450 - 1600

Safavid Dynasty

1501 - 1722

Tokugawa Shogunate

1600 - 1867

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1911

German Unification

1864 - 1871

Institution of French Third Republic

1870 - 1879

Wars, Rebellions, Revolutions

Persian Wars

500 BC - 479 BC

Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

Conquest of Achaemenid Empire by Alexander the Great

334 bc - 330 bc

Punic Wars

264 bc - 146 bc

Jewish War

66 CE - 70 CE

First Muslim civil war

656 - 661

Second Muslim civil war

680 - 692

Religious Wars in France, Germany, and Britain

1550 - 1649

Spanish Conquest of the Philippines

1565 - 1575

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

British-French

American Revolutionary War

1775

American Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1803

Spanish-American Wars of Independence

1808 - 1825

Mexican-American War

1846 - 1848

Second Maori War

1860 - 1870

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

War of the Triple Alliance

1865 - 1870

Argentina-Brazil-Uruguay v Paraguay

Angolo-Boer War

1899 - 1902

South AFrica

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

World War I

28 July 1914

US joined 1917

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

Velvet Revolution

November 17 1989 - December 29, 1989

AKA Gentle Resolution
Marked the fall of communism in Czechoslovakis
Non violent transition from single party government to multi-party

Reigns

Reign of Sargon of Akkad

2334 BC - 2315 BC

Reign of Hammurabi

1792 BC - 1750 BC

Reign of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III

1479 BC - 1425 BC

Reign of Queen Hatshepsut

1473 BC - 1458 BC

(coruler with Tuthmosis III)

Reign of Hebrew King David

1000 BC - 970 BC

Reign of King Soloman

970 BC - 930 BC

Reign of Nebuchadnezzar

605 BC - 562 BC

Reign of Cyrus the Archaemenid

558 BC - 530 BC

Reign of Darius

521 BC - 486 BC

Reign of Philip II of Macedon

359 BC - 336 BC

Reign of Alexander of Macedon

336 BC

Reign of Alexander of Macedon

336 BC - 323 BC

Rule of Gaius Julius Caesar (as dictator)

46 BC - 44 BC

Reign of Augustus

27 bc - 14 ce

Reign of Marcus Aurelius

121 - 180

Reign of Constantine

313 ce - 337 ce

Reign of Clovis

481 - 511

Reign of Charlamagne

768 - 814

Reign of Kublai Khan

1260 - 1294

Reign of China

Reign of Mansa Kankan Musa

1312 - 1337

Reign of Hongwu emperor

1368 - 1398

Reign of Yonle

1403 - 1424

Reign of Yunglo emperor

1403 - 1424

Reign of Mehmed the Conqueror

1451 - 1481

Reign of Elizabeth I, England

1555 - 1603

Reign of Akbar

1556 - 1605

Reign of Emperor Wanli

1572 - 1620

Reign of Abbas I

1588 - 1629

Abbas the Great

Reign of Shah Abbas the Great

1588 - 1629

Reign of Kangxi emperor

1654 - 1722

Reign of Auranzeb

1659 - 1707

Reign of Qianlong

1736 - 1795

Reign of Nadir Shah

1736 - 1747

Reign of King Louis XVI

1774 - 1793

Reign of Napoleon

1799 - 1814

Reign of Porfirio Diaz

1876 - 1911

Mexico

People

Life of Siddhartha Gautama

563 bc - 483 bc

Buddha

Confucius

551 BCE - 479 BCE

Pericles, Phildeas, Sophocles, Socrates

470 bc - 430 bc

Life of Socrates

470 BC - 399 BC

Life of Plato

430 BC - 347 BC

Life of Aristotle

384 BC - 322 BC

Mencius

372 bc - 289 bc

Zhuang Zi

369 bc - 286 bc

Alexander the Great

356 bc - 323 bc

Chandragupta

320 bc - 258 bc

Xun Zi

298 bc - 238 bc

Ashoka

269 bc - 232 bc

Chandragupta's grandson

Wu Ti

140 bc - 87 bc

Life of Jesus of Nazreth

4 BC - 30 CE

Prophet Muhammad Ali

570 - 632

Marco Polo

1271 - 1295

Journey to central Asia, China, and South Ease Asia

Timur

1336 - 1405

Prince Henry of Portugal

1394 - 1460

Life of Henry the Navigator

Leonardo da Vinci

1450 - 1519

Nicolas Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

Michelangelo

1475 - 1514

Vasco de Gama

1497 - 1499

First voyage to India

Life of Matteo Ricci

1552 - 1610

Italian Jesuit who wanted to convert China to Christianity

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

Life of John Locke

1632 - 1704

Life of Ihara Saikaku

1642 - 1693

Glorious Revolution

1688 - 1689

AKA Revolution of 1688, Bloodless Revolution, War of the English Succession
Overthrew James II
Replaced with Mary and William of Orange

Life of Voltaire

1694 - 1778

Life of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

Life of Toussaint Louverture

1744 - 1803

Life of Olympe de Gouges

1748 - 1793

Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

Juan Manuel de Roses

1829 - 1852

Rio de la Plata

Leaders of Soviet Union

1922 - 1991

Lenin --> Stalin --> Malenkov --> Khrushchev -->Brezhnev -->Andropov --> Chernenko --> Gorbachev

Events

Sacred Vedas composed

1200 bc - 700 bc

Epic Age

1000 bc - 600 bc

Mahabharata, Ramaayana, Upanishads

Era of unrivaled Brahmin dominance

700 bc - 550 bc

Establishment of Roman Republic

509 BC

Period of greatest Buddha influence

200 bc - 200 ce

Camels introduced for trade in the Sahara

100 - 200

Council of Nicaea

325

Constantinople

330 - 1453

Islam spreads across North Africa

600 - 700

Islamic forces conquer and spread

633 - 718

Islamic forces conquer Byzantine Syria and Palestine and Mesopotamia

639 - 642 (3 years)
Islamic forces conquer Byzantine Egypt and north Africa

651
Islamic forces topple Sasanid dyansty and include Persia

711
Islamic forces conquer Kingdom of Sind

711 - 718 (7 years)
Islamic forces conquer northwest Africa and the Iberian peninsula

Arab Invasion and destruction of Sasanian Empire

637

Kingdom of Srivijaya

670 - 1025

Colombian Exchange

700 - 1100

Charlamagne named emperor

800

Crusades

1096 - 1270

Gun

1290 - 1299

First true guns used in China

Chinese Trading Expeditions

1405 - 1433

Expeditions of Zhenghe

1405 - 1423

China to Southeast Asia, India, and East Africa

Dona Marina

1500 - 1527

Served as translator to Hernan Cortes

Protestant Reformation

1517

Martin Luther 95 Theses

1517

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Battle of the Gravelines

1588

Voyages of Captain James Cook

1768 - 1780

Voyages in the Pacific Ocean

Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

1776

Life of Simon Bolivar

1783 - 1830

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

Colonization of New Zealand

1826 - 1837

Partition of Africa

1870

British--Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, British Somailiand, Nigeria, Gold Coast, Rhodesia, Swaziland, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Gambia, Sierra Leone
French--Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, Madagascar
German--Togo, Cameroon, German East Africa, South-west Africa

Partition of Africa

1870 - 1914

invasion, occupation, colonization, and annexation of African territory by European powers

Alliances

1879 - 1907

1879: Germany-Austria
1881: Germany-Austria-Russia
1882: Germany-Italy-Russia
1891: France-Russia
1904: Britain-France
1907: Britain-Russia

Canadian Pacific Railway

1881 - 1914

Enactment of German Social Insurance Laws

1881 - 1889

Exclusion of Chinese Immigrants by US

1882

Cuba and Brazil Abolish Slavery

1886 - 1888