The Medival World and Beyond Period 2 leeh

  • 300

    Camels were first brought to the Sahara

  • 300

    Classic Mayan Civilization began

  • 476

    The Fall of Rome

    One of the reasons Rome fell was that they never solved the problem of how to peacefully transfer power to a new leader. The empire also suffered from economic and social problems. Rome's armies needed money so people needed to pay heavy taxes which eventually drove people to poverty. A rise in crime also made the roads dangerous.
  • 500

    The Byzantine Empire begins

  • 500

    The Ghana empire began

  • 552

    Buddhism was introduced to Japan

  • 593

    Prince Shotoku came to power

  • Jan 1, 604

    The Seventeen Article Constitution began

  • Jan 1, 610

    Muhammad became a prophet of Islam

  • Jan 1, 618

    The Tang Dynasty began

  • Jan 1, 618

    Buddhism religion expanded in the Tang Dynasty

  • Jan 1, 651

    The first official edition of the Qur’an was written

  • Jan 1, 700

    Traders brought Islam to West Africa

  • Jan 1, 710

    Nara became the capital of Japan

  • Jan 1, 750

    Bookmaking began to spread the Qur’an

  • Jan 1, 768

    Charlemagne’s Christian Empire begins

  • Jan 1, 794

    Heian-kyo became the capital of Japan

  • Jan 1, 794

    The Heian period began

  • Jan 1, 850

    Tang Dynasty recorded a formula for gunpowder

  • Jan 1, 900

    The Japanese invented kana

  • Jan 1, 907

    The Tang Dynasty ended

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Feudalism begins

  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Tale of Genji, the first novel, was written

  • Jan 1, 1050

    Moveable type was invented in China

  • Jan 1, 1054

    Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches split

  • Jan 1, 1065

    Song Dynasty began civil service exams

  • Jan 1, 1085

    The Reconquista began with Toledo

  • Jan 1, 1096

    The First Crusade began

  • Jan 1, 1099

    The First Crusade Ended

  • Jan 1, 1146

    The Second Crusade began

  • Jan 1, 1185

    The Heian period ended

  • Jan 1, 1189

    The Third Crusade began

  • Jan 1, 1192

    The first shogun came to power

  • Jan 1, 1192

    The era of the samurai began

  • Jan 1, 1200

    The Incas first settled in Cuzco

  • Jan 1, 1203

    The Ghana empire ended

  • Jun 1, 1215

    Signing of the Magna Carta

  • Jan 1, 1240

    The Mali empire began

  • Jan 1, 1250

    Aztecs arrived in the Valley of Mexico

  • Jan 1, 1258

    The Mongols destroyed Baghdad

  • Jan 1, 1279

    The Mongols Dynasty began

  • Jan 1, 1300

    The Mongol empire was weakened

  • Jan 1, 1300

    The Renaissance began in Italy

  • Jan 1, 1300

    Humanism began in Italy

  • Jun 1, 1312

    Mansa Musa was the first Islamic leader

  • Jan 1, 1325

    Aztecs started building Tenochtitlan

  • Jan 1, 1337

    The Hundred Years’ War begins

  • Jan 1, 1347

    The Bubonic Plague begins in Europe

  • Jan 1, 1350

    Timbuktu became a center of Arabic learning

  • Jan 1, 1368

    The Ming Dynasty began

  • Jan 1, 1368

    The Mongols Dynasty ended

  • Jan 1, 1400

    The Inquisition took place

  • Jan 1, 1400

    Humanism began in Italy

  • Jan 17, 1405

    Zheng He made his first voyage

  • Jan 1, 1438

    The Incas began to create roads

  • Jan 1, 1450

    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press

  • Jan 1, 1453

    The Byzantine Empire Ends

  • Jan 1, 1453

    The Hundred Years’ War ends

  • Jan 1, 1460

    The Songhai empire began

  • May 14, 1469

    The Medici family began to rule Florence

  • Jan 1, 1488

    Bartolomeu Dias began to sail around the tip of Africa

  • Jan 1, 1492

    The Spanish conquered Granada

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Isabella sent Christopher Columbus to find a sea route to Asia

  • Jan 1, 1497

    Vasco da Gama began to sail to India

  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot landed in Canada

  • Jan 1, 1500

    Post-Classic Mayan Civilization ended

  • Jan 1, 1500

    Pedro Cabral began to sail to Brazil

  • Jan 1, 1500

    The microscope was invented

  • Jan 1, 1500

    The microscope was invented

  • Jan 1, 1504

    Michelangelo completed his statue of David

  • Jan 1, 1514

    Copernicus stated that the earth revolves around the sun

  • Jan 1, 1517

    Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses

  • Jan 1, 1519

    The Aztec Empire ended

  • Jan 1, 1519

    Ferdinand Magellan began to sail around the world

  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernan Cortes destroyed the Aztecs

  • Jan 1, 1524

    Giovanni da Verrazano landed in North America

  • Jan 1, 1525

    William Tyndale translated the Bible into English

  • Jan 1, 1532

    The Inca Empire ended

  • Jan 1, 1532

    Francisco Pizarro destroyed the Incas

  • Jan 1, 1534

    King Henry VIII created Anglicanism

  • Jan 1, 1541

    John Calvin created Calvinism

  • Jan 1, 1543

    Copernicus stated his theory of the heliocentric universe

  • Jan 1, 1543

    Newton published a book about gravity

  • Jan 1, 1545

    The Council of Trent was formed

  • The Songhai empire ended

  • Henry Hudson began to try to find the Northwest Passage

  • Galileo decided to build a telescope

  • The Mali empire ended

  • The Ming Dynasty ended

  • The era of the samurai ended