600 C.E. - 1450 C.E.

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In History
  • 542

    First Bubonic Plague Pandemic

    First Bubonic Plague Pandemic
    Term used synonymously for plague, but it does refer specifically to an infection that enters through the skin and travels through the lymphatics
  • Dec 1, 618

    Sui Dynasty

    Sui Dynasty
    Short-lived Imperial Chinese dynasty., preceded by the Southern and Northern Dynasties, it unified China for the first time after over a century of north-south division. Followed by the Tang Dynasty.
  • Nov 19, 632

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
    Started as a widespread pilgrimage and ended as a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests
  • Dec 1, 632

    Muhammad

    Muhammad
    Was a religious, political, and military leader from Mecca who unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. He is believed by Muslims to be a messenger and prophet of God.
  • Dec 1, 644

    Umayyad Dynasty

    Umayyad Dynasty
    Second of the four major Islamic caliphates established after the death of Muhammad.
  • Dec 1, 710

    Nara Period

    Nara Period
    Most of Japanese society during this period was agricultural, centered around villages. Most of the villagers followed a religion based on the worship of natural and ancestral spirits. The capital at Nara was modeled after Chang'an.
  • Nov 14, 750

    Abbasid Dynasty

    Abbasid Dynasty
    The Abbasid Dynasty was the tenth of the ten great Muslim caliphates of the Arab Empire. It overthrew the Umayyad caliphs.
  • Dec 1, 768

    Reign of Charlemagne

    Reign of Charlemagne
    Charlemagne became king in 768 following the death of his father.
  • Nov 19, 794

    Heian Period

    Heian Period
    It is the period in Japanese history when Buddhism, Taoism and other Chinese influences were at their height.
  • Nov 19, 802

    Kingdom of Angkor

    Kingdom of Angkor
    Region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire
  • Nov 19, 830

    Kingdom of Ghana

    Kingdom of Ghana
    Was a kingdom located in the territory of modern-day Zimbabwe. It is famous for its capital, Great Zimbabwe, the largest stone structure in southern Africa until recent times.
  • Dec 1, 907

    Tang Dynasty

    Tang Dynasty
    An imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period
  • Dec 1, 935

    Silla Dynasty

    Silla Dynasty
    Was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, and one of the world's longest sustained dynasties
  • Dec 1, 1050

    Saljuq Control Over Abbasid Dynasty

    Saljuq Control Over Abbasid Dynasty
    The Seljuqs established both the Great Seljuq Empire and Sultanate of Rum, stretched from Anatolia through Persia, and were targets of the First Crusade.
  • Dec 1, 1053

    Schism between Eastern and Western Christian Church

    Schism between Eastern and Western Christian Church
    The medieval division of Christianity into Eastern and Western branches, which later became commonly known as the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church
  • Dec 1, 1066

    Norman Invasion of England

    Norman Invasion of England
    11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror.
  • Dec 1, 1162

    Reign of Chinggis Khan

    Reign of Chinggis Khan
    Founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise.
  • Nov 19, 1202

    Fourth Crusade

    Fourth Crusade
    Originally intended to conquer Muslim-controlled Jerusalem by invading Egypt. Instead, the Crusaders of Western Europe invaded and sacked Constantinople.
  • Dec 1, 1206

    Sultanate of Delhi

    Sultanate of Delhi
    Delhi based kingdoms or sultanates, mostly of Turkic and Pashtun origin in medieval India. The sultanates ruled from Delhi between 1206 and 1526, when the last was replaced by the Mughal dynasty.
  • Nov 19, 1220

    Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe

    Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe
    It is famous for its capital, Great Zimbabwe, the largest stone structure in southern Africa until recent times.
  • Dec 1, 1230

    Mali Empire

    Mali Empire
    The Mali Empire had many profound cultural influences on West Africa, allowing the spread of its language, laws and customs along the Niger River.
  • Dec 1, 1254

    Marco Polo's Trip to China

    Marco Polo's Trip to China
    Was an Italian merchant traveler from Venice whose travels are recorded in a book which introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China
  • Dec 1, 1260

    Reign of Kublai Khan

    Reign of Kublai Khan
    Was the fifth Khaga of the Mongol Empire, reigning from 1260 to 1294, and the founder of the Yuan Dynasty in China.
  • Dec 1, 1271

    Yuan Dynasty

    Yuan Dynasty
    Was the empire established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan, after he conquered Southern Song dynasties in China.
  • Dec 1, 1279

    Mongolian Conquest of China

    Mongolian Conquest of China
    Spanned six decades in the 13th century and involved the defeat of the Jin Dynasty, Western Xia, the Dali Kingdom and the Southern Song, which finally fell in 1279.
  • Dec 1, 1279

    Song Dynasty

    Song Dynasty
    It succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to nationally issue banknotes or true paper money, to establish a permanent standing navy, use of gunpowder and a compass.
  • Dec 1, 1280

    Reign of Mansa Musa

    Reign of  Mansa Musa
    At the time of Mansa Musa's rise to the throne, the Malian Empire consisted of territory formerly belonging to the Ghana Empire
  • Feb 25, 1304

    Ibn Battuta

    Ibn Battuta
    Moroccan explorer of Berber descent.
  • Nov 19, 1337

    Hundred Year's War

    Hundred Year's War
    A series of conflicts between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France for control of the French throne.
  • Dec 1, 1360

    Ming Dynasty

    Ming Dynasty
    The Ming Dynasty, "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history", was the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnics of the Han Chinese
  • Dec 1, 1370

    Tamerlane

    Tamerlane
    His armies crossed Eurasia from Delhi to Moscow, from the Tien Shan Mountains of Central Asia to the Taurus Mountains in Anatolia. From 1370 till his death 1405, Temur built a powerful empire and became the last of great nomadic leaders.
  • Dec 1, 1371

    Zheng He's Expeditions

    Zheng He's Expeditions
    He was Hui-Chinese court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa
  • Nov 19, 1438

    Inca Empire

    Inca Empire
    Largest empire in pre-Columbian America.
  • May 29, 1450

    Fall of Constantinople

    Fall of Constantinople
    This was the capture of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, which occurred after a siege by the invading Ottoman Empire,