600 C.E - 1450 C.E

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  • 541

    First Bubonic Plague Pandemic

    Also known as the Justinian Plague, lasted from 541 to 542. It was a pandemic that sweeped Eastern Roman Empire.
  • Period: 570 to Jun 8, 632


    Islamic prophet praised by islamic peoples.
  • Period: 581 to Jan 1, 618

    Sui Dynasty

    Started from 581 and ended in 618, the Sui Dynasty lasted for only 38 years and had only three emperors.
  • Period: Jun 18, 618 to Jun 1, 907

    Tang Dynasty

    The Tang Dynasty was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. It was founded by the Li family, who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire.
  • Period: Jan 1, 631 to Jan 1, 661

    Umayyad Dynasty

    All Caliphs to rule in this Dynasty were assassinated thus the reason it was such a short lived dynasty.
  • Period: Jan 1, 668 to Jan 1, 935

    Silla Dynasty

    The Silla Kingdom period marked the start of Korea's cultural development. Buddhism expanded and furled the construction of numerous temples and art works. Despite Chinese influences, Silla remained largely tribal in culture.
  • Period: Jan 1, 710 to Jan 1, 794

    Nara Period

    The Nara period of the history of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794. Empress Gemmei established the capital of Heijō-kyō Except for 5 years, when the capital was briefly moved again, it remained the capital of Japanese civilization until Emperor Kammu established a new capital, Nagaoka-kyō, in 784 before moving to Heian-kyō, or Kyoto, a decade later in 794.
  • Period: Jan 1, 750 to Jan 1, 1258

    Abbasid Dynasty

    Abbasid Dynasty, second of the two great dynasties of the Muslim Empire of the Caliphate. It overthrew the Umayyad caliphate in ad 750 and reigned as the ʿAbbāsid caliphate until destroyed by the Mongol invasion in 1258.
  • Period: Jan 1, 768 to Jan 1, 814

    Reign of Charlemagne

    Charlemagne, otherwise known as Charles the Great, or Charles the First, was King of the Franks from AD 768-814. He was the eldest son born to Pepin the Short and his wife Bertrada. In the eyes of his contemporaries, he possessed many qualities of greatness: imposing physical stature, warrior prowess, piety, generosity, intelligence, devotion to family and friends, and joy for life. His actions made him a hero in his own time and also for many European generations to come.
  • Period: Jan 1, 794 to Jan 1, 1185

    Herian Period

    The last division of classical Japanese history, lasting from 794 to 1185
  • Period: Jan 1, 803 to Jan 1, 1431

    Kingdom of Angkor

    Region of Cambodia tah served as the seat of the Khmer Empire
  • Period: Jan 1, 830 to Jan 1, 1235

    Kingdom of Ghana

    The Ghana Empire or Wagadou Empire was located in what is now southeastern Mauritania, and Western Mali. Complex societies had existed in the region since about 1500 BCE, and around Ghana's core region since about 300 CE.
  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1279

    Song Dynasty

    With a prosperous economy and radiant culture, the Song Dynasty was considered as another period of 'golden age' after the glorious Tang Dynasty.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1040 to Jan 1, 1157

    Saljuq Control Over The Abbasid Dynasty

    Played an important role in the development of the Turko-Persian tradition.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    Schism between eastern and western Christian Church

    In 1054, relations between the Greek speaking Eastern churches of the Byzantine empire and the Latin speaking Western churches were made hostile. This crisis led to the separation between the Eastern and Western churches and is referred to as the Great Schism of 1054.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1066 to Jan 1, 1072

    Norman invasion of England

    The Norman conquest of England was the invasion and subsequent occupation of England by an army of Normans and French led by Duke William II of Normandy.
  • Jan 1, 1096

    The First Crusade

    It was a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant, resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099.
  • Jan 1, 1202

    The Fourth Crusade

    Military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant, resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1234

    Mongol Conquest of China

    The Mongol invasion 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.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1227

    Reign of Chinggis Khan

    In the early 1200s he began his rise to power by allying with a friend of his father's, Togruhl. The two would later becom enemies after Togruhl's son became jealous of Temujin's growing power. By 1206, he was able to unite the tribes of Mongolia by making a uni
  • Period: Jan 1, 1210 to Jan 1, 1526

    Sultanate of Delhi

    Delhi Sultanate, refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India. It was founded after Muhammad of Ghor defeated Prithvi Raj and captured Delhi in 1192.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1215 to Jan 1, 1294

    Reign of Kublai Khan

    Kublai was the second son of Tolui and Sorghaghtani Beki, and a grandson of Genghis Khan. He succeeded his older brother Mongke as Khagan in 1260, but had to defeat his younger brother Ariq Boke in a succession war lasting till 1264. This episode marked the beginning of disunity in the empire.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1220 to Jan 1, 1450

    Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe

    The Kingdom of Zimbabwe 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.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1230 to

    Mali Empire

    The Mali Empire or Mandingo Empire or Manden Kurufaba was a West African empire of the Mandinka from c. 1230 C.E. to c. 1600. C.E. The empire was founded by Sundiata Keita and became renowned for the wealth of its rulers, especially Mansa Musa I.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1271 to Jan 1, 1368

    Yuan Dynasty

    In 1260, the grandson of Tiemuzhen, Kublai Khan, ascended the throne. In 1271, he formally established the Yuan Dynasty by changing the state title into Yuan, with Yuandadu (currently Beijing) as the capital.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1275 to Jan 1, 1292

    Marco Polo's trip to China

    His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who began their first eastern journey in 1260. They visited Constantinople and made their way to the domain of the Great Kublai Khan, ruler of China. The Emperor became interested in stories of the native land of the merchants; thus, he sent the Polos back to the Pope as his ambassadors with messages of peace and interest in converting areas of China to Christianity.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1280 to Jan 1, 1337

    Reign of Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa, emperor of Mali in West Africa, was the first African ruler to become widely known throughout Europe and the Middle East. In particular, he was celebrated for his pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca, during which he lavished so much gold on his hosts in Cairo that he nearly wrecked the Egyptian economy.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1304 to Jan 1, 1369

    Ibn Battuta

    He was the only adventurer to visit all Muslim rulers of his time. He traveled 75,000 miles plus some in his life time.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1336 to Jan 1, 1405


    Ruler who conquered West, South, and central Asia.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1337 to Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred Years War

    The Hundred Years War, lasting from 1337 until 1453, was a defining time for the history of both England and France. The war started in May 1337 when King Philip VI of France attempted to confiscate the English territories in the duchy of Aquitaine (located in Southwestern France). It ended in July 1453 when the French finally expelled the English from the continent (except for Calais).
  • Period: Jan 1, 1368 to

    Ming Dynasty

    The Ming Dynasty, also Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty
  • Period: Jan 1, 1405 to Jan 1, 1429

    Zheng He's Expeditions

    ON July 11th, 1405, the fleet set out for India with the newly-named admiral Zheng He in command. ON JUne 29th, 1429, the Xuande Emperor ordered preperations for a final voyage of the Treasure Fleet. He appointed Zheng He to command the fleet, even though the great eunuch admiral was 59 years old and in poor health.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1438 to Jan 1, 1553

    Incs Empire

    The Inca Empire, or Inka Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. The administrative, political and military center of the empire was located in Cusco in modern-day Peru. The Inca civilization arose from the highlands of Peru sometime in the early 13th century.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    The siege of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of the most heavily fortified cities in the world, took place in 1453. Sultan Mehmed II, ruler of the Ottoman Turks, led the assault. The city was defended by, at most, 10,000 men. The Turks had between 100,000 and 150,000 men on their side.