Laney's World History Timeline

  • May 29, 1453

    Ottoman's Conquer Constantinople

    Ottoman's Conquer Constantinople
    The Ottoman Empire, an Islamic Empire, conquered Constantinople and took over trade operations in the Middle East. This empire would spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa until 1919.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England
    Elizabeth I , was the female monarch of England. She was the last of the Tudor Dynasty. One motto she had was "I see but I say nothing". Unfortunately, her rule ended in 1603 when she passed away.
  • England defeats the Spanish Armada

    England defeats the Spanish Armada
    A group made up of 130 ships, in use by the Spanish, traveled their way across the sea in hope to defeat England. The leaders of this were Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake.
  • Tokugawa Shogunate

    Tokugawa Shogunate
    Tokgugawa clan takes over imperial Japan and establishes itself as the Shogun. They establish the capital at Kyoto and rule until 1857
  • The Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years War
    Lasting for 30 years, this war was one of the longest and most destructive wars in all of European history. This was a war over religion between the Protestants and Roman Catholics eventually, turning into a war about power in Europe.
  • The English Civil War

    The English Civil War
    This was a war over the way England government ruled. It was was fought between Parliamentarians and Royalists. This war is also known as "The Great Rebellion".
  • Manchus found the Qing Dynasty in China

    Manchus found the Qing Dynasty in China
    The Qing Dynasty dominated most of China for hundreds of years. It was the last imperial dynasty that China had.
  • Peter the Great becomes Czar of Russia

    Peter the Great becomes Czar of Russia
    He was the 14th child in his family , him and his brother took the throne in 1682 until his brother died. In 1696 , he was crowned Crza of Russia
  • The British Colonization of India

    The British Colonization of India
    Great Britain and France were fighting for dominance during this time. Great Britain won and was later know as "the jewel in the britain crown".
  • The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution
    Before this event took place , people would craft or make things on their own. With this taking place people went from handmade to machine made.
  • Catherine the Great becomes Czarina of Russia

    Catherine the Great becomes Czarina of Russia
    After the death of Empress Elizabeth, Peter the Great was given the throne and Catherine the Great was appointed to empress. With her in power , Russia was able to expand its territory and become more modern.
  • The British colonies of North America declare their Independence

    The British colonies of North America declare their Independence
    A document well known as "The Declaration of Independence" was made. This document stated that the United States was declaring independence from Great Britain and its king.
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    The government, a monarchy , was over thrown and the Roman Catholic Church was reconstructed. The war ended in 1799 when Napoleon Bonaparte became the dictator.
  • The Napoleonic Age

    The Napoleonic Age
    During this time, Napoleon Bonaparte was in power. The Napoleonic Wars took place from 1803-1815 between France and the United Kingdom.
  • Mexico declares its independence from Spain

    Mexico declares its independence from Spain
  • The Great Reform Bill of 1832

    The Great Reform Bill of 1832
  • The Opium Wars

    The Opium Wars
    Two wars known as the First Opium War and the Second Opium War. It involved Britain and Anglo-Chinese fighting over trade in China.
  • The Great Potato Famine

    The Great Potato Famine
    It was a time filled with massive amounts of disease and hunger. It killed over a million men and women and caused another million to flee. It lasted till 1852.
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish "The Communist Manifesto"

    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish "The Communist Manifesto"
  • The Unification of Italy

  • The Taiping Rebellion

    The Taiping Rebellion
    A massive civil war that took place in China between the Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the religious movement of the Heavenly Kingdom of Peace. It began when Hong Xiuquan said he was the brother of Jesus and that he was going to overthrow the Qing dynasty.
  • The Unification of Germany

    The Unification of Germany
    Many wars took place in order to make Germany come together . The third and final war that took place was the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.
  • The Suez Canal

    The Suez Canal
    A waterway in Egypt that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It is used a lot to ship goods.
  • Charles Darwin publishes "The Origin of Species"

  • The Civil War begins in the United States

    The Civil War begins in the United States
    General Beauregard took fire on South Carolina's , Charleston Bay. In the next 34 hours over 4,000 shots were fired.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    A presidential order declared by President, Abraham Lincoln. This helped end slavery and set people free.
  • The Meiji Restoration

    The Meiji Restoration
    A chain of events that led to fixing imperial rule in Japan. At the time, was under rule by Emperor Meiji.
  • The Berlin Conference

    The Berlin Conference
    Dealt with European trade and colonization in Africa. It changed boundaries on political view in Africa.
  • The Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War
    A war between the Russian and Japanese empire , fight to dominate Korea and Manchuria. It ended in 1905.
  • The Mexican Revolution

    The Mexican Revolution
    This began because of the middle-class. They wanted to over throw the dictator , Porfirio Diaz. It ended around 1920.
  • The Chinese Revolution

    The Chinese Revolution
    The Qing Dynasty is destroyed as the Chinese fought for power. It was lead by Mao Zedong.
  • World War I begins

    World War I begins
    World War 1 was one of the most global wars fought in history, Some historians believe that it was caused due to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo. The war lasted for about 4 years, ending on November 11th, 1918.
  • The Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution
    Two revolutions broke out in Russia during this time period that would later cause the formation of The Soviet Union. During this time they had lots of food shortages and people started losing faith in Czar Nicholas II ability to lead.