Muhammad

  • 570

    Birth

    Birth
    The birth of Muhammad. Born in Makkah to a merchant family, he was orphaned at five.
  • Dec 4, 600

    Beowulf

    Beowulf
    Beowulf was a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century. Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.
  • Dec 4, 600

    Sanskrit drama in India

    Sanskrit drama in India
    Its drama is regarded as the highest achievement of Sanskrit literature. It utilised stock characters, such as the hero, heroine, or clown. Actors may have specialised in a particular type. Kālidāsa in the 3rd-4th century CE, is arguably one of ancient India's greatest Sanskrit dramatist
  • Dec 4, 604

    St. Paul's Cathedral, London

    St. Paul's Cathedral, London
    A Cathedral dedicated to St. Paul has overlooked the City of London since 604 A.D., a constant reminder to this great commercial centre of this importance of the spiritual side of life. Its artistic importance reflects the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its building as London's leading church.
  • Dec 4, 605

    Black Stone

    Black Stone
    The Islamic prophet Muhammad solves a dispute over lifting the black stone into position at al-Kaaba. In the center, Prophet Muhammad, with two long hair plaits, places the stone on a carpet held at the four corners by representatives of the four tribes, so that all have the honor of lifting
  • Dec 4, 606

    King Harsha in India

    King Harsha in India
    An Indian emperor who ruled northern India from 606 to 647 AD. He was the son of Prabhakara Vardhana. At the height of his power his kingdom spanned the Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bengal, Orissa and the entire Indo-Gangetic plain north of the Narmada River
  • Nov 30, 610

    Revelations

    Revelations
    He began to visit the hills to meditate. During one of the visits, Muslims believe, Muhammad received revalations from God. An angel named Gabriel gave him the messages.
  • Dec 4, 610

    Quran

    Quran
    Out of these revelations, which were eventually written down, came the Quran. The Quran is considered to be the holy book of Islam. Muhammad had recited these revelations into this book.
  • Dec 4, 610

    Byzantine Emperor Heraclius

    Byzantine Emperor Heraclius
    Heraclius was responsible for introducing Greek as the empire's official language. His rise to power began in 608, when he and his father, Heraclius the Elder, the exarch of Africa, successfully led a revolt against the unpopular usurper Phocas.
  • Dec 4, 622

    Islamic Calendar

    Islamic Calendar
    Year 1 of the Islamic calendar. Islams today still you it.
  • Dec 4, 622

    Hijrah

    Hijrah
    Muhammad and his followers left Makkah, and moved north to Yathrib; later renamed Madinah. The journey to Madinah was known as the Hijrah. Muhammad began to win support from people in Madinah and the Arabs in the desert. These groups formed the first community of practicing Muslims.
  • Dec 4, 622

    Tang Taizong, Emperor of China

    Tang Taizong, Emperor of China
    Tang Taizong was the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty of China. He had encouraged his father Li Yuan, to start the uprising that established the Tang dynasty, now many consider Taizong to have been the co-founder of the dynasty.
  • Nov 30, 632

    Death

    Death
    Just as Islam was spreading through the Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad died. His death took place at Yathrib. His death was caused by an illness.
  • Khadija

    Khadija
    Muhammad had married a rich widow named Khadija when he was 25. She married him because of his honesty and character.
  • Merchant

    Merchant
    Growing up he started working as a sheperd. Then when he was in his twenties, he became a merchant, and was very successful.
  • Brahmagupta, Indian Mathematician

    Brahmagupta, Indian Mathematician
    Brahmagupta wrote important works on mathematics and astronomy. He wrote Brahmasphutasiddhanta. In other words, The Opening of the Universe.
  • Tang Dynasty

    Tang Dynasty
    The Tang Dynasty followed the Sui Dynasty and preceded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period in China. The dynasty was interrupted by the Second Zhou Dynasty (690–705) when Empress Wu Zhao seized the throne.
  • Sui Dynasty

    Sui Dynasty
    The Sui Dynasty had been established, ruled by Emperor Wen of Sui. His reign saw the reunification of Southern and Northern China and the construction of the Grand Canal.