World History Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1348

    Black Plague

    Black Plague
    th black death was beileived to be caused by rats spreading into Europe from Asia. The plaugue spread all over Europe and killed somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of European population.
  • Nov 13, 1425

    Renaissance Era's Peak

    Renaissance Era's Peak The Renaissance Era's peak was very thriving and at this time people were inventing things like compasses and maps. Fashion was everywhere throughout all of the Reniassance because it was such a long time period. Exlporers also traveled more, and gave more reassurance to maps.
  • Jan 1, 1440

    Printing Press

    Printing Press printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg. It used metal molds and alloys and oil ink. This invention allowed the spreading of ideas, and books were more often published due to this new invention.
  • Jan 1, 1484

    Sistine Chapel

    Sistine Chapel
    Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel in 1484 and was requested by Pope Julius II. Michelangelo did not want to even paint a portrait of the chapel, though his work was still great.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbous Discovers The New World

    Columbous Discovers The New World
    Christopher Columbous left on August 13, 1492 and found the new world later in the year 1492.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    The Renaissance Era

    The Renaissance Era
    The Renisaissance reached it's peak in the 1500s. It was a period in time when changes began to where traders bought and sold goods across regions. Rich people grew even richer. They took time to enjoy art, as well as learning. Pg.184 chapter 7 section 2.
  • Jan 1, 1506

    Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
    'The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci between the time of 1503 and 1506. This painting is believed to be the merchant's wife. This painting still influences artists today.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    95 Theses

    95 Theses 95 Theses occured 1517 when Martin Luther posted a list of beleifs that Martin Luther had about Catholism. He felt that the churches were going against the people and not truly participating with the word of God. This was such a revoltous act because back then there were large punishments for going against the church. However, many people agreed with Martin Luther and indulenges were rethought later in time. indulgenes- purchasings of the forgiveness of sin from pope or priest.
  • Mar 1, 1525

    Battle of the Peasants

    Battle of the Peasants'_revoltThe Battle Of the Peasants was started with all of the issues between the Catholic Church and the people. The popes and preists had so much social status and power due to the fact that they could manipulate people through lies about the bible. Martin Luther had started a revolt of the people after hanging up his 95 theses, and this battle was a result of their revolt. A hardfought between catholics and lutherans.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Luther's Translation

    Luther's Translation Luthers bible was published in 1534 with both testaments.
    He translated the bible to German so that uneducated people could understand it. The popes of catholic churches had said that people may not read the bible on their own, and that others had to read it for them...(the popes would change up the words) but now thanks to Martin Luther, people had options.
  • May 8, 1539

    De Soto's Expedition

    De Soto's Expedition
    In 1523 he went with Fernadez de Cordoba was set out to Panama, this was preparing them for the future expedition. The expedition was to Europe and was made ready on May 18. 1539.
  • Gunpowder Plot

    Gunpowder Plot Gunpowder event occured in England. English Catholics had thought that their new king was catholiv like them, but came to find out that he was nonsupporting and ordered all catholic priests to leave England. Their was a group of people who decided to rebel and kill everyone inside the Houses of the Parliament. The most famous, Guy Fawks, was caught at the last moment in the cellars because he was to set off the fuse. He was tortured and revealed the names of the others participating.
  • Galileo's Telescope

    Galileo's Telescope
    Galileo invented the telescope in 1609, using parts from Europe that could magnify objects three times. He created that same year a telescope that could magnify twenty times. This allowed him to study the moon and stars, and helped prove the theory that the planets revolve around the sun.
  • King James Bible

    King James Bible King James bible was published in 1611 and was Englands authorized version of the bible translated from the orignal Hebrew and Greek languages which was requested by King James I of England. Other English bibles exsisted, but King James did not like the translations because they discouraged obiedience of a king.
  • Shakespeare and Cervantes

    Shakespeare and Cervantes
    Two great writers died on April 23 of 1616. Cervantes was a Spanish author and Shakespeare was the greatest English aouthor.Technically, their deaths were seperate, but due to a difference in which the way years were organized, their deaths are recorded under the same day.
  • Age of the Monarchs

    Age of the Monarchs Age of the Monarchs was in Western Europe. This age refers to when European Monarchies were at the height of their power from 1500 to 1715.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre A shooting occured on this night in front of Boston's custom house. A group of boys were taunting a soilder and shots were fired at random towards these boys and other citizens. Paul Revere spread the news everywhere by paper, and though not the only to deliver this sotry, he was the fastest.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    <a href='' ></a/> Sam Adams struck an idea when he heard that The Royal Governor of Massachuesetts and Thomas Hutchinson had ordered that the cargo on their ship not be delivered. The cago was tea. Colonists had to pay a tax on this tea and Adams got 60 participants to dress up disguised as indians that night and dump all 342 chests in the harber.
  • Louis XVI Reign

    Louis XVI Reign XVI was only 20 when he came to the throne. He was unlike most all other kings, and was shy. When he rose to power, France was in debt. He contributed to the revolution by remitting opressive taxes. He also died by following another's advice.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution The American Revolution was caused by the American Revolutionary War, and it was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies. There is no true cause to th begining of the war, but it is beleived that it was caused from the way Great Britain treated the 13 colonies. The war ended in 1783 by the Treaty Of Paris.
  • Lexington

    Lexington The Battle of Lexington was fought because British wanted to find out if colonists had weapons in Concord. This battle is significant to the cause of the American Revolution,
  • Ticonderoga

    Ticonderoga Americans called the "Green Mountain Boys" were led through fog by Benidict Arnold and Eathan Allen. They took on a 45 man British garrison at Fort Ticonderoga, and without a single shot fired.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill The Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place on Breeds Hill and was fought so that British could not leave the city. The battle occured between the Americans and the British. The British ended up winning the battle but the Americans gave out a hard fight.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition Olive Branch Petition was created while the war was going on between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. It asked King James II to act upon the way he was treating them because they had still not gained their indepence. King James II responded by ignoring the people and continuing in battle.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense book Common Sense was writen by Thomas Paine and was the first attempt toward indepence in Great Britain. The book was written openly.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence Delcaration of Indepence was written to delcare rights of citizens of the United States and therefore that we are all created equal. It states many rights that we as people posess and was created to announce freedom to each state and person.
  • Long Island

    Long Island This battle was the first large-scale battle of the war and one of the causes toward the American Revolution. However the Americans had a defect in the plan that George Washington has created and lost 1000 men.
  • Saratoga

    Saratoga This battle was the turning point of the War. It also ended the British threat to New England.
  • Yorktown

    Yorktown and France Forces worked together to defeat British forces under Cornwallis. 5,500 French soldiers came to battle with Americans that day, and later in 1781, Cornwallis tried to escape by ocean. Washington had discovered this news and America hurried over to help capture Cornwallis. A storm hit which forced Cornwallis back to be captured.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    France was facing a finicial crisis while Great Britain was fighting with the thirteen colonies. In these conditions the french tried to improve, they were very sucessful in the fact that they had increased their sales almost eight times. Englsish were mad because France was the most powerful in all of England. They were even second to Great Britain in trade. This led to a war between France and England.
  • The Rights Of Man

    The Rights Of Man
    The "Rights Of Man" was published in 1791 and reflected rights of man in equality towards each other as well as their dignity. The reason that it became so popular was because the publisher of the book had printed in the front of the book words from a letter from Thomas Jefferson. In these words Jefferson had said some things about Vice-President Adams.
  • Potatoe Famine

    Potatoe Famine
    This famine lasted years. Also, the famine killed over a million men, children, and women in Ireland
  • Age of Revolution

    Age of Revolution the time in which economic and social changes were occuring throughout the world, Western Europe also faced a major change politically. The changes happened throughout Great Britain and the 13 Colonies, which is now the USA alltogether, France, England, and Western Europe.
  • Bombing of The Pearl Habor

    Bombing of The Pearl Habor
    The USS Shaw was destroyred when Japenese dropped a bomb via air raid. This was one of the main causes for America deciding to join WWII
  • D-Day

    Soldiers invaded Normandy and D-Day was veiwed as the largest invasion operation ever..
  • Enola Gay Drops The Bomb

    Enola Gay Drops The Bomb
    USAAF had and attack on HiroShima, Japan dropping not one but two attomic bombs after Japan did not surrender to the first bomb.