Timeline: 600-1450 C.E.

  • 250

    Yamato Period

    Yamato Period
  • 500

    Foundation of the Byzantine Empire

    Foundation of the Byzantine Empire
  • 537

    Reign of Emperor Justinian

    Reign of Emperor Justinian
  • 550

    Fall of the Gupta Dynasty

    Fall of the Gupta Dynasty
  • Jan 1, 600

    Early Middle Ages

    Early Middle Ages
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to Dec 31, 1450

    Timeline: 600-1450 C.E.

  • Feb 2, 618

    Rise of the Tang Dynasty

    Rise of the Tang Dynasty
  • Jan 1, 622

    Founding of Islam and The Hijra

    Founding of Islam and The Hijra
  • Jan 1, 632

    Rise of Islamic Caliphate

    Rise of Islamic Caliphate
  • Jan 1, 645

    Fujiwara Clan Rose to Power

    Fujiwara Clan Rose to Power
  • Feb 3, 645

    Taika Reforms

    Taika Reforms
  • Jan 1, 661

    Beggining of the Umayyad Caliphate

    Beggining of the Umayyad Caliphate
  • Jan 1, 700

    The Rise of Ghana

    The Rise of Ghana
  • Jan 1, 700

    Rise of the Toltec

    Rise of the Toltec
  • Jan 1, 732

    Battle of Tours

    Battle of Tours
  • Jan 1, 750

    Beggining of Abbasid Caliphate

    Beggining of Abbasid Caliphate
  • Jan 1, 793

    Invasion of Western Europe from the Vikings

    Invasion of Western Europe from the Vikings
    -used swift ships to invade
    - caused British kings to unite
  • Feb 3, 794

    Heian Period

    Heian Period
    -capatol at Kyoto (Heian)
    - aristocratic families gain power
    - Fujiwara clan had real power
    - bushi (warriors) and samarai came about
    - Taira and Minamoto clans began to take power
  • Jan 1, 800

    Charlemagne's empire in France and Germany

    Charlemagne's empire in France and Germany
  • Feb 3, 800

    Islam's sack of Rome

    Islam's sack of Rome
    -led to the "reconquista" of Spain from the Muslims
  • Jan 1, 855

    Kievan Rus - Russian Empire

    Kievan Rus - Russian Empire
    -Rurik founded the tsardom in Kiev/Novgorod in 855
    - Early Slavs were Varangians (Swedish Viking traders)
  • Feb 3, 864

    Cyril and Methodius: Cyrillic Alphabet

    Cyril and Methodius: Cyrillic Alphabet
  • Jan 1, 900

    Highpoint of Byzantine Power

    Highpoint of Byzantine Power
  • Jan 1, 900

    Revival of Post Classical Western Europe

    Revival of Post Classical Western Europe
  • Jan 1, 945

    Buyids in Iraq

    Buyids in Iraq
  • Feb 3, 960

    Rise of the Song Dynasty

    Rise of the Song Dynasty
  • Jan 1, 989

    Vladimir I converts to Christianity

    Vladimir I converts to Christianity
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Almohadis

    Almohadis
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Theology of Western Europe: Assimilating Faith and Reason

    Theology of Western Europe: Assimilating Faith and Reason
  • Feb 3, 1021

    The Tale of Genji

    The Tale of Genji
  • Jan 1, 1054

    East-West Schism of Christian Church

    East-West Schism of Christian Church
  • Jan 1, 1066

    Norman Conquest of England and the Rise of Feudalism

    Norman Conquest of England and the Rise of Feudalism
  • Jan 1, 1071

    Battle of Manzikert

    Battle of Manzikert
    -In this battle the Seljuk Turks defeated the Byzantine Empire and captured their emperor (Romanos IV Diogenes).
    - The battle ended Byzantine superiority and ushered turkification of the region.
  • Jan 1, 1095

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Beggining of the Kingdom of Mali

    Beggining of the Kingdom of Mali
  • Jan 1, 1180

    Genpei War and Kamakura Shogunate (bakufu)

    Genpei War and Kamakura Shogunate (bakufu)
  • Feb 3, 1200

    Creation of the Swahili City States

    Creation of the Swahili City States
  • Feb 3, 1204

    4th Crusade (sacked Constantinople)

    4th Crusade (sacked Constantinople)
  • Feb 3, 1206

    Delhi Sultanate

    Delhi Sultanate
  • Feb 3, 1206

    Chinggis Khan elected as Grand Khan

    Chinggis Khan elected as Grand Khan
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
  • Jan 1, 1236

    Mongol Rule in Russia

    Mongol Rule in Russia
  • Feb 3, 1240

    Sundiata the Lion Prince

    Sundiata the Lion Prince
  • Jan 1, 1250

    Mamluks takeover in Egypt

    Mamluks takeover in Egypt
  • Jan 1, 1258

    The Fall of Baghdad

    The Fall of Baghdad
  • Jan 1, 1260

    Battle of AIn Jalut

    Battle of AIn Jalut
    -defeated the Mongols in 1260.
    - marks the fall of the Mongols.
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Marco Polo's Travels

    Marco Polo's Travels
  • Jan 1, 1271

    The Yuan Dynasty (Mongolian Formation)

    The Yuan Dynasty (Mongolian Formation)
  • Jan 1, 1294

    The Death of Kublai Khan

    The Death of Kublai Khan
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Songhai Empire (Africa)

    Songhai Empire (Africa)
  • Jan 1, 1324

    Mansa Musa's Pilgrimage

    Mansa Musa's Pilgrimage
  • Jan 1, 1325

    Travels of Ibn Battuta

    Travels of Ibn Battuta
  • Jan 1, 1333

    Start of the Ahikaga Shogunate

    Start of the Ahikaga Shogunate
  • Jan 1, 1336

    Rise of Timur

    Rise of Timur
  • Jan 1, 1337

    Hundred Years War

    Hundred Years War
  • Jan 1, 1345

    Rise of the Aztecs or Mexicas

    Rise of the Aztecs or Mexicas
  • Feb 2, 1347

    Bubonic Plague in Europe

    Bubonic Plague in Europe
  • Feb 3, 1368

    The Birth of the Ming Dynasty

    The Birth of the Ming Dynasty
  • Jan 1, 1380

    Battle of Kulikova

    Battle of Kulikova
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Great Zimbabwe Built

    Great Zimbabwe Built
  • Feb 3, 1402

    The Sacking of Constantinople

    The Sacking of Constantinople
  • Jan 1, 1433

    End of Zheng He's Voyages and The Rise of the Ottoman Empire

    End of Zheng He's Voyages and The Rise of the Ottoman Empire
  • Feb 3, 1476

    Rise of the Inca or Twantinsuyu

    Rise of the Inca or Twantinsuyu
  • Feb 3, 1573

    Daimyos

    Daimyos