Most Important Western Civilization Events

  • 3000 BCE

    Birth of Mesopotamia

    Birth of Mesopotamia
    Civilizations have progressed to a higher level of sophistication. Agriculture will continue to evolve. The creation of writing (cuneiform) and the origins of ethical awareness
  • 2000 BCE

    Bronze Age

    Bronze Age
    The Bronze age helped many civilizations reach very high status. Many civilizations advanced faster because they reached the bronze age faster.
  • 480 BCE

    Battle of Thermopylae

    Battle of Thermopylae
    The Battle of Thermopylae was really the last stand for all of the soldiers in it. The Greeks were trying to show the Persians that they will never surrender. This really was the deciding factor for the war, between the two nations.
  • 340 BCE

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great
    Alexander was the greatest western world leader of all time. He led his troops through many battles and almost unified all of the western world.
  • 4 BCE

    Birth of Jesus Christ

    Birth of Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ was the most important religious figure of all time. He is a religious figure that died for everyone's sins.
  • 100

    The Birth of the Roman Empire

    The Birth of the Roman Empire
    The Roman Empire became very strong due to the organization the government had. The people respected their leaders and never challenged them.
  • 300

    Birth of Greece

    Birth of Greece
    Greece was a very important place and birthed a lot of great thinkers. Greeks were some of the smartest and organized people. We still use a lot of the stuff they invented to this day.
  • 500

    The Dark Ages

    The Dark Ages
    The Dark Ages happened after the fall of the Roman Empire. The Romans were very strong and active, so after their collapse, the whole western world crumbled.
  • 1350

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    The black death was the world's deadliest transmitted disease. It spread everywhere around the world.
  • 1400

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    It is often referred to as the "bridge to the new age," a period in which literature, poetry, politics, science, and reformations flourished and transformed the world in a comparatively short period of time.
  • 1440

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    The printing press was invented to speed up the amount of time it took to copy documents. The reason it was so important was that people only had to make one handwritten copy to make new copies through the machine.
  • 1492

    Discovery of North America

    Discovery of North America
    North America was accidentally discovered by Christopher Columbus. Columbus was trying to find a faster trade route to Asia.