AP World History 600 CE - 1450 CE

  • 541

    First Bubonic Plague Pandemic

    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 Nov 20, 632


    Islamic prophet praised by the islamic people.
  • Period: Nov 20, 661 to Nov 20, 750

    Umayyad Dynasty

    All Caliphs to rule in this Dynasty were assassinated thus the reason it was such a short lived dynasty.
  • Period: Nov 20, 710 to

    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: Nov 20, 750 to Nov 20, 1258

    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: Nov 20, 1040 to Nov 20, 1157

    Salijuq Control Over Abbasid Dynasty

    Seljuk ruler Tughril Beg created a kingdom that stretched from northern Afghanistan to Baghdad, which he occupied in 1055. After a century under the thumb of the Shi’ite Buyids, the Abbasid caliph breathed easier under the slightly lighter thumb of the Sunni Turks.
  • Nov 20, 1054

    Schism Between Eastern and Western Christian Church

    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: Nov 20, 1066 to Nov 20, 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.
  • Nov 20, 1096

    First Crusade

    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.
  • Nov 20, 1202

    Fourth Crusade

    Fourth Crusade
    Originally intended to conquer Muslim-controlled Jerusalem by means of an invasion through Egypt.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1206 to Nov 20, 1234

    Mongol Conquest of All 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.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1206 to Nov 20, 1227

    Reign of Chinggis Khan

    Began his rise to power by allying with a friend of his father’s, Toghrul. The two would later become enemies after Toghrul’s son became jealous of Temujin’s growing power.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1210 to Nov 20, 1526

    Sultanate of Delhi

    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: Nov 20, 1215 to Nov 20, 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.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1220 to Nov 20, 1450

    Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe

    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: Nov 20, 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: Nov 20, 1271 to Nov 20, 1368

    Yuan Dynasty

    The grandson of Tiemuzhen, Kublai Khan, ascended the throne. He formally established the Yuan Dynasty by changing the state title into Yuan.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1275 to Nov 20, 1292

    Marco Polo's Trip to China

    He, along with his father and uncle, visited Constantinople and visited the ruler of China. For interest, he sent the Polos back to the Pope as his ambassadors with messages of wanting to change China to Christianity.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1280 to Nov 20, 1337

    Reign of Mansa Musa

    Was the first African ruler to become widely known throughout Europe and the Middle East. 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: Nov 20, 1304 to Nov 20, 1369

    Ibn Battuta

    Only adventurer to visit all Muslim rulers of his time. He traveled 75,000 miles plus some in his life time.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1336 to Nov 20, 1405


    Controlled most of Central Asia and Iran through conquest and revised the Sunni Islam status as orthodox.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1337 to Nov 20, 1453

    Hundred Years War

    Started when King Philip VI of France attempted to confiscate the English territories in the duchy of Aquitaine and ended in July 1453 when the French finally expelled the English from the continent.
  • Period: Nov 20, 1368 to

    Ming Dynasty

    Ruling dynasty of China for 276 years following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty
  • Period: Nov 20, 1405 to Nov 20, 1433

    Zheng He's Expeditions

    Ming government sponsored seven naval expeditions. The Yongle Emperor disregarding the Hongwu Emperor's expressed wishes designed them to establish a Chinese presence and impose imperial control over the Indian Ocean trade, impress foreign peoples in the Indian Ocean basin, and extend the empire's tributary system
  • Period: Nov 20, 1438 to Nov 20, 1553

    Inca Empire

    Largest empire in pre-Columbian America. The administrative center located in Cusco in modern-day Peru. Civilization arose from the highlands of Peru sometime in the early 13th century.
  • Nov 20, 1453

    Fall fo Constantinople

    Fall fo Constantinople
    The siege of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of the most heavily fortified cities in the world, was led by Sultan Mehmed II, ruler of the Ottoman Turks.
  • Period: to Nov 20, 1185

    Heian Period

    The last division of classical Japanese history, lasting from 794 to 1185.
  • Period: to Nov 20, 1431

    Kingdom of Angkor

    Angkor is a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries.
  • Period: to Nov 20, 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.
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    Reign of Charlemagne

    Otherwise known as Charles the Great, or Charles the First, was King of the Franks. His actions made him a hero in his own time and also for many European generations to come.
  • Period: to

    Silla Dynasty

    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: to Nov 20, 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: to

    Sui Dynasty

    Sui Dynasty lasted for only 38 years and had only three emperors.
  • Period: to

    Tang Dynasty

    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.