Tommy Schmitt's Time Line

  • 511

    Clovis unites Franks

    Clovis unites Franks under Christian rule.
  • 527

    Justinian comes to power

    Justinian becomes ruler of Byzantine Empire.
  • Jan 1, 618

    Tang Dynasty begins

    Tang Dynasty begins 289-year rule in China.
  • Jan 1, 630

    Muhammad returns to Mecca

    Muhammad returns to Mecca after making the Hijrah to Medina.
  • Jan 1, 630

    Muhammad unifies arabian peninsula

    Muhammad unifies Arabian Peninsula under Islam.
  • Jan 1, 690

    Empress Wu Zhao

    Empress Wu Zhao assumes throne in China.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Charles Martel

    Charles Martel defeats the Muslims at Tours.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Charles Martel stops Muslim invasion.

  • Jan 1, 750

    Abbasids in Persia take control of the Muslim Empire.

  • Jan 1, 771

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne becomes ruler of Frankish Kingdom in Europe.
  • Jan 1, 794

    Heian period begins

    Heian period begins in Japan.
  • Jan 1, 800

    First Algebra book

    Al-Khwarizmi writes the first algebra textbook.
  • Jan 1, 800

    Crowning of Chalemagne

    Pope crowns Charlemagne emperor of the Romans.
  • Jan 1, 800

    Charlemagne is crowned

    Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor by pope.
  • Jan 1, 800

    Empire of Ghana thrives in West Africa.

  • Jan 1, 843

    Treaty of Verdun divides Charlemagne's empire.

  • Jan 1, 850

    Gunpowder

    Chinese invent gunpowder.
  • Jan 1, 900

    Mayan civilization declines

    Maya civilization goes into decline.
  • Jan 1, 900

    Classic period of Mayan civilization in Central America ends.

  • Jan 1, 910

    Outside invasions spur growth of feudalism.

  • Jan 1, 935

    Koryu Dynasty

    Koryu Dynasty controls Korea.
  • Jan 1, 960

    Song Dynasty

    Song dynasty is established in China.
  • Jan 1, 960

    Song Dynasty

    Song Dynasty is established in China.
  • Jan 1, 962

    Otto the Great becomes emperor.

  • Jan 1, 980

    Toltec Empire at its peak.

  • Jan 1, 987

    Capetian dynastybegins in France

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Muslim Scholars

    Muslim scholars, who preserved Greek medical works, share them with Europeans.
  • Jan 1, 1041

    Movable type invented in China

  • Jan 1, 1054

    Church divides.

    Christian Church divides.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    Christianity splits

    The pope expels the patriarch of Constantinople, splitting Christianity into Roman Catholic and Orthodox branches.
  • Jan 1, 1066

    Norman invasion of England

  • Jan 1, 1095

    First Crusade

    Pope Urban II launches the first Crusade.
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Literature flourishes

    Muslim literature flourishes.
  • Jan 1, 1190

    Holy ROman empire weakens.

  • Jan 1, 1192

    Kamakura Shogunate

    Kamakura Shogunate rules Japan.
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Genghis Khan unites Mongols

    Genghis Khan unites Mongols and is proclaimed the Great Khan.
  • Jan 1, 1209

    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khanbegins the mongol conquest.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    King John approves Magna Carta.

  • Jan 1, 1240

    Destruction of Kiev

    Mongols destroy Kiev.
  • Jan 1, 1279

    Kublai Khan

    Kublai Khan conquers China.
  • Jan 1, 1324

    Mansa Musa makes hajj to Mecca

    Mali king Mansa Musa makes hajj to Mecca.
  • Jan 1, 1325

    The Aztec establish Tenochtitlan.

  • Jan 1, 1347

    Bubonic plague

    Bubonic plague devastates Europe.
  • Jan 1, 1429

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc leads the French to victory over the English at Orleans.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Constantinople falls

    Constantinople falls to Ottoman Turks.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred Years' War ends with French victory.

  • Jan 1, 1502

    Montezuma II

    Montezuma II takes charge of the Aztec Empire in modern-day Mexico.