• 570


    Last Prophet and founder of the Islam faith.
  • Dec 2, 661

    umayyad caliphate

    Second caliphate to take control after death of muhammad
    Fifth largest empire ever
  • Dec 1, 710

    Nara period

    Japanese period focused on agriculture and worship of natural and ancestral spirits.
  • Dec 1, 750

    Abbasid Dynasty

    Third Islam caliphate to succeed Muhammad
  • Dec 1, 1000

    Norman invasion of England

    11th century invasion of England by Duke William II of Normandy (William the Conqueror)
  • Dec 2, 1053

    schism between eastern and western catholic church

    Split between the Roman catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church because of power of pope
  • Dec 1, 1096

    First Crusade

    The Roman Catholic Church fought the Muslims to take back the holy lands/Jerusalem and succeded
  • Dec 1, 1202

    Fourth Crusade

    The Crusaders invaded and sacked the city of Constantinople, the center of the Eastern Orthodox church
  • Dec 2, 1206

    sultanate of delhi

    a group of five short lived dynasties in India
    Qutb-ud-din Aibak a former slave was the first sultan and he conquered large amount of northern india
  • Dec 2, 1206

    Reign of Genghis Khan

    Emperor of the Mongol empire and he began the invasion of China
  • Dec 1, 1220

    Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe

    Controlled the ivory and gold trade in southern Africa
  • Dec 1, 1230

    Mali Empire

    Founded by Sundiata Keita, the empire spread culture, language, and religion along the Niger river. It was renowned for the wealth of its leaders.
  • Dec 2, 1260

    reign of Kublai khan

    Kublai, grandson of Genghis Khan, founded the Yuan empire and assumed role of Emperor of China. He ruled one fifth of the worlds inhabited land area
  • Dec 2, 1269

    Marco Polo's trip to China

    Marco, Niccolo, and maffeo Polo went to China and brought news of their findings back to Venice, opening up trade between the distant kingdoms
  • Dec 2, 1271

    yuan dynasty

    dynasty ruled by Kublai Khan
  • Dec 1, 1279

    Mongol conquest of China

    The mongol Empire, led by Genghis Khan slowly conquered China over a span of 6 decades ending with the total conquer of China in 1279
  • Dec 2, 1304

    Ibn Battuta

    a moroccan explorer known for his extensive travels accross the entire known islam world
  • Dec 2, 1312

    Reign of Mansa Musa

    Ruler of Malian Empire famous for his trip to mecca where he brought 60,000 men each carrying 4 lb gold bars and 80 camels holding anywhere from 50 to 300 lbs. of gold dust each
  • Dec 1, 1337

    Hundred Year's War

    A series of conflicts between England and France over control of the French throne with France as the victor
  • Dec 1, 1340

    First Bubonic Plague pandemic

    The bubonic plague is thought to have originated in China and killed a third of the human population in the late middle ages
  • Dec 1, 1368

    Ming Dynasty

    Chinese Dynasty whose capitol was Beijing and is responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City
  • Dec 2, 1370


    Mongolian conqueror who led his nomadic hordes from their capital at Samarqand in central Asia to overrun vast areas of Persia, Turkey, Russia, and India.
  • Dec 2, 1405

    Zheng He's expeditions

    He led Chinese exploration expeditions all throughout the indian ocean
  • Dec 1, 1438

    Inca Empire

    The Inca Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America.It controlled all the land along the northwest coast of South America
  • Apr 6, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II conquered the Byzantine forces in Constantinople led by Constantine XI Palaiologos
  • Heian Period

    The peak of Japanese imperial court and peak of Buddhism, Taoism, and other Chinese influences
  • Kingdom of Angkor

    Founded in modern day Cambodia when the Khmer Hindu monarch Jayavarman II declared himself a god-king
  • Kingdom of Ghana

    around 830-1235
    Controlled trans-saharan trade of gold and salt and grew rich from it.
  • reign of Charlemagne

    King of Franks, Lombards, and Emporor of Western Europe. Coronated by pope Leo III on Christmas day
  • Silla Dynasty

    57 BCE-935 CE
    one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea and one of the worlds longest lasting dynasty lasting 992 years. Silla eventually conquered the other two kingdoms
  • Song Dynasty

    first government to nationally issue banknotes and first recorded use of gunpowder.
  • Sui Dynaty

    Unified China after a century of North-South division, and is responsible for the construction of the grand canal
  • Tang Dynasty

    one of most highly populated Chineses dynasties whose military conquests rivaled that of the Han dynasty