The Fall of the Song Dynasty

  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1127

    Northern Song

  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1126

    Political corruption and invading tribes weakening Northern Song

  • Jan 1, 1127

    Jin army captures North Song capital of Kaifeng;Ends North Song

  • Period: Jan 1, 1127 to Jan 1, 1279

    Southern Song

  • Jan 1, 1212

    Song take back capitals after fall of Jin; ends Mongol alliance

  • Jan 1, 1259

    Möngke Khan leads campaign against Song; dies during

  • Jan 1, 1261

    Kublai Khan takesover assault on Song, gains foothold on southern banks of the Yangtze river

  • Jan 1, 1262

    Song assault Mongols as they retreat due to succesion problems and impending civil war

  • Period: Jan 1, 1262 to Jan 1, 1265

    Minor border skirmishes occur between Song and Mongols

  • Jan 1, 1265

    Kublai Khan wins major battle in Sichuan province

  • Period: Jan 1, 1268 to Jan 1, 1273

    Kublai Khan blockades Yanhtze river with Navy

  • Jan 1, 1271

    Kublai Khan officially declares start of the Yuan Dynasty

  • Jan 1, 1275

    Massive Song forces suffer defeat to Mongols

  • Jan 1, 1276

    Almost all of Song territories are captured by Yuan troops