Period 2

  • 590 BCE

    Jewish Diaspora

    Jewish Diaspora
    DescriptionThe Jewish diaspora or exile refers to the dispersion of Israelites or Jews out of their ancestral homeland and their subsequent settlement in other parts of the globe.
  • 550 BCE

    White Huns take down the Gupta Empire

    White Huns take down the Gupta Empire
    The Han dynasty under Emperor Wudi was able to defeat the Xiongnu Empire. The White Huns, also called the Hephthalites, were a nomadic confederation in Central Asia. ... The White Huns conquered most of the northwest area of the Gupta Empire. For nearly thirty years, India was ruled by the White Huns.
  • 510 BCE

    Roman Republic established

    Roman Republic established
    The Roman Republic was the era of classical Roman civilization beginning with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom, traditionally dated to 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC with the establishment of the Roman Empire.
  • 500 BCE

    Confucius is teaching what will become the analects

    Confucius is teaching what will become the analects
    The Analects (Chinese: 論語; pinyin: Lúnyǔ; Old Chinese: *[r]u[n] ŋ(r)aʔ; literally: 'Edited Conversations'),[2] also known as the Analects of Confucius, is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been compiled and written by Confucius's followers. It is believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475–221 BC).
  • 476 BCE

    Collapse of Western Roman Empire

    Collapse of Western Roman Empire
    In 476 C.E. Romulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the west, was overthrown by the Germanic leader Odoacer, who became the first Barbarian to rule in Rome. The order that the Roman Empire had brought to western Europe for 1000 years was no more.
  • 475 BCE

    Era of warring states begins

    Era of warring states begins
    The Warring States Period (475–221 BC) was an era of division in ancient China. After the relatively peaceful and philosophical Spring and Autumn Period, various states were at war before the Qin state conquered them all, and China was reunited under the Qin Dynasty.
  • 438 BCE

    Siddhartha gautama travels and teaches

    Siddhartha gautama travels and teaches
    Siddhartha Gautama was a prince who lived in the kingdom of Sakyas, near the present-day border of India and Nepal, more than 2500 years ago. The young prince was raised in great luxury, but he was not happy. He wanted to understand what caused human suffering. He did not understand why some people were rich and others were poor. Why some people were healthy and others sickly.
  • 431 BCE

    Peloponnesian War

    Peloponnesian War
    The Peloponnesian War was an ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Historians have traditionally divided the war into three phases.
  • 400 BCE

    Daoism begins

    Daoism begins
    Daoism was created during the Period of Warring States after the fall of the Zhou dynasty. Along with Confucianism and Legalism, it became one of the three schools of learning created during this period.
  • 375 BCE

    Gupta Dynasty established

    Gupta Dynasty established
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    Gupta dynasty, rulers of the Magadha (now Bihar) state in northeastern India. They maintained an empire over northern and parts of central and western India from the early 4th to the late 6th century CE. The first ruler of the empire was Chandra Gupta I, who was succeeded by his son, the celebrated Samudra Gupta.
  • 340 BCE

    Constantinople becomes capital of Rome

    Constantinople becomes capital of Rome
    Byzantium took on the name of Kōnstantinoupolis ("city of Constantine", Constantinople) after its refoundation under Roman emperor Constantine I, who transferred the capital of the Roman Empire to Byzantium in 330 and designated his new capital officially as Nova Roma (Νέα Ῥώμη) 'New Rome'.
  • 336 BCE

    Phlip of macedon conquer the Greek city states

    Phlip of macedon conquer the Greek city states
    Philip II of Macedon (Greek: Φίλιππος Β΄ ὁ Μακεδών; 382–336 BC) was the king (basileus) of the kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was a member of the Argead dynasty of Macedonian kings, the third son of King Amyntas III of Macedon, and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III.
  • 330 BCE

    Alexander the Great defeats the Persians

    Alexander the Great defeats the Persians
    The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC. The invading troops led by Alexander were outnumbered more than 2:1, yet they defeated the army personally led by Darius III of Achaemenid Persia. ... It was the first time the Persian army had been defeated with the King present on the field.
  • 321 BCE

    Mauryan empire established by Chandragupta Maurya

    Mauryan empire established by Chandragupta Maurya
    Chandragupta Maurya (reign: c. 321 – c. 297 BCE) was the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India. ... He built one of the largest-ever empires on the Indian subcontinent and then, according to Jain sources, he renounced it all and became a monk.
  • 319 BCE

    Constantine's edict of milan ends roman persecution of christians

    Constantine's edict of milan ends roman persecution of christians
    Edict of Milan, a proclamation that permanently established religious toleration for Christianity within the Roman Empire. It was the outcome of a political agreement concluded in Milan between the Roman emperors Constantine I and Licinius in February 313.
  • 300 BCE

    Mayan civilization

    Mayan civilization
    The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. ... Beginning around 250 AD, the Classic period is largely defined as when the Maya were raising sculpted monuments with Long Count dates.
  • 284 BCE

    Roman Empire divided in 2 by Diocletian

    Roman Empire divided in 2 by Diocletian
    By 285 CE the Roman Empire had grown so vast that it was no longer feasible to govern all the provinces from the central seat of Rome. The Emperor Diocletian divided the empire into halves with the Eastern Empire governed out of Byzantium (later Constantinople) and the Western Empire governed from Rome.
  • 264 BCE

    First of the Punic Wars (Rome v. Carthage)

    First of the Punic Wars (Rome v. Carthage)
    First Punic War, also called First Carthaginian War, (264–241 bce) first of three wars between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire that resulted in the destruction of Carthage. ... The First Punic War was fought to establish control over the strategic islands of Corsica and Sicily.
  • 232 BCE

    Ashoka dies

    Ashoka dies
    Ashoka ruled for an estimated 36 years and died in 232 BCE. Legend states that during his cremation, his body burned for seven days and nights. After his death, the Mauryan dynasty lasted just fifty more years until his empire stretched over almost all of the Indian subcontinent.
  • 221 BCE

    Qin Dynasty starts building walls

    Qin Dynasty starts building walls
    When and Why It Was Built. After the great unification of the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BC) in 221 BC, Emperor Qinshihuang ordered the construction of the Great Wall to prevent attacks from Mongolians and Manchus.
  • 221 BCE

    Legalism is a dominant belief system

    Legalism is a dominant belief system
    In contrast to Taoism's intuitive anarchy and Confucianism's benevolence, Legalism is a Classical Chinese philosophy that emphasizes the need for order above all other human concerns. The political doctrine developed during the brutal years of the Fourth Century BCE (Schafer 83). The Legalists believed that government could only become a science if rulers were not deceived by pious, impossible ideas such as "tradition" and "humanity."
  • 220 BCE

    Final collapse of the Han Dynasty

    Final collapse of the Han Dynasty
    The end of the Han dynasty refers to the period of Chinese history from 189 to 220 AD, which roughly coincides with the tumultuous reign of the Han dynasty's last ruler, Emperor Xian. ... The Han dynasty formally ended in 220 when Cao Cao's son and heir, Cao Pi, pressured Emperor Xian into abdicating in his favour.
  • 206 BCE

    Han Dynasty established

    Han Dynasty established
    The Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), founded by the peasant rebel leader Liu Bang (known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu), was the second imperial dynasty of China. It followed the Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE), which had unified the Warring States of China by conquest.
  • 130 BCE

    Silk Road established

     Silk Road established
    The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between 130 BCE-1453 CE.
  • 44 BCE

    Julius Caesar murdered

    Julius Caesar murdered
    The assassination of Caesar was the result of a conspiracy by many Roman senators led by Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, and Marcus Junius Brutus. They stabbed Caesar (23 times) to death in a location adjacent to the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March 15 March 44 BC.
  • 27 BCE

    Pax Romana

    Pax Romana
    The Pax Romana was a long period of relative peace and stability experienced by the early Roman Empire. It is traditionally dated as commencing from the accession of Caesar Augustus, founder of the Roman principate, in 27 BC and concluding in 180 AD with the death of Marcus Aurelius, the last of the "good emperors"
  • 9 BCE

    Xin Dynasty briefly interrupts the Han

    Xin Dynasty briefly interrupts the Han
    It was briefly interrupted by the Xin Dynasty (9–23 CE). This interregnum separates the Han into two periods: the Western Han (206 BCE – 9 CE) and Eastern Han (25–220 CE). ... To this day, China's majority ethnic group refers to itself as the "Han people" and Chinese characters are referred to as "Han characters".
  • 4 BCE

    Christianity begins

    Christianity begins
    Christianity is the religion that is based on the birth, life, death, resurrection and teaching of Jesus Christ. Christianity began in the 1st century AD as a Jewish sect in Judea but quickly spread throughout the Roman empire. Derp early persecution of Christians, it later became the state religion.