Unit 1 Social Studies Timeline Arthur Zhang Period 4

  • 300

    The Classic Mayan Civilization Began

  • 300

    Camels were first brought to the Sahara

  • 476

    The Fall of Rome

    After emperor Constantine moved his capital to the east, the western part of the Roman Empire fell to the invading Germanic Tribes.
  • Period: 500 to Jan 1, 1453

    The Byzantine Empire

    The capital of the Byzantine was Constantinople. Constantinople was easy to defend because it was surrounded on three sides by water and becasue the citizens built a big wall surrounding Constantinople. It was also on many trading routes, and became a large trading hotspot.
  • Period: 500 to Jan 1, 1203

    The Rise and Fall of the Ghana Empire

  • 552

    Buddhism is introduced to Japan

  • Jan 1, 604

    The 17th Article Constitution Began

  • Jan 1, 610

    Muhammad became a prophet of Islam

    Muhammad went to a cave to pray. It was there where Angel Gabriel talked to him snd tell him the Islamic Teachings.
  • Jan 1, 651

    The official version 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 spread the Qur'an

  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Tale of Genji, the first novel, was written

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Feudalism Begins

    During the High Middle Ages, Europeans had developed a system called feudalism.The Kings were at the bottom of the system, then came the lords, knights, and peasants.
  • Jan 1, 1050

    Movable Type was invented in China

  • Jan 1, 1054

    The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches Split

    The split between the churches of the east and west, is called the schism.
  • Jan 1, 1065

    Song Dynasty began civil service exams

  • Jan 1, 1085

    The Reconquista began with Toledo

  • Jan 1, 1096

    The First Crusade Begins

    About 30,000 christian crusaders conquered Antioch and defeated Jerusalem.
  • Jan 1, 1146

    The Second Crusade Began

    The Muslims started to band together yo fight the christians. The Muslims drove out the Christian Crusaders in various places.
  • Jan 1, 1189

    The Third Crusade

    The Muslims were successful in this last crusade. they were able to sign a peace treaty with Ricahrd I and reclaim all of the crusader's cities.
  • Jan 1, 1192

    The first shogun came to power

  • Period: Jan 1, 1192 to

    The begining and end of the era of the samurai

  • Jan 1, 1200

    The Incas first settled in Cuzco

  • Jun 1, 1215

    Signing of the Magne Carta

    Angry citizens took King John to the meadow called Runnymede, next to the River Thames, and forced him to sign the Magne Carta, or Great Charter.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1240 to

    The Begining of the End of the Empire of Mali

  • Jan 1, 1250

    Aztecs arrived in the Valley of Mexico

  • Jan 1, 1258

    The Mongols destroy Baghdad

  • Period: Jan 1, 1279 to Jan 1, 1368

    The Mongol Dynasty began and ended

  • Jan 1, 1300

    The Renaissance began in Italy

  • Jan 1, 1300

    The Mongol Empire Was Weakened

    After fighting among the rivals in the Mongol Empire, they became badly weakened.
  • Jan 1, 1312

    Mansa Musa was the first Islamic leader

  • Jan 1, 1325

    Aztecs started building Tenochtitlan

  • Period: Jan 1, 1337 to Jan 1, 1453

    The Hundred Years War Begins/Ends

    The English claimed many territories in France as their own "fiefs." The two countries fought for 116 years before the French Kings finally drove out the English.
  • Jan 1, 1347

    The Bubonic Plaque Begins in Europe

    The deadly Bubonic plaque wiped out 24 million people of people who lived in Europe, nearly a third of its population. The plaque was spread by fleas on rats.
  • Jan 1, 1350

    Timbuktu became a center of Arabic Learning

  • Period: Jan 1, 1368 to

    The Ming Dynasty begins and ends

  • Jan 1, 1400

    The Inquisition took place

    Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand decided to unite Spain as a Catholic country. So they used the church court to judge the Muslims and Jews that have conerted to christianity.
  • Jan 1, 1405

    Zheng He made his first voyage

  • Period: Jan 1, 1438 to Jan 1, 1532

    The Incas began and finished creating roads

  • Jan 1, 1450

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

  • Period: Jan 1, 1460 to

    The Begining and the End of the Songhai Empire

  • Jan 1, 1469

    The Medici family began to rule Florence

  • Jan 1, 1487

    Bartolomeu Dias began to sail around the tip of Africa

  • Jan 1, 1492

    The Spanish conquered Granada

    The Muslims lose their grip on their last stronghold in Spain.
  • 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

    Humanism began in Italy

  • Jan 1, 1500

    Pedro Cabral began to sail to Brazil

  • Jan 1, 1500

    The microscope was invented

  • Jan 1, 1500

    Post-Classic Mayan Civilization ended

  • 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

    Ferdinand Magellan began to sail around the world

  • Jan 1, 1519

    Hernan Cortes destroyed the Aztecs

  • Jan 1, 1521

    The Fall of the Aztec Empire

  • 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, 1533

    Francisco Pizzaro 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, 1545

    The Council of Trent was formed

  • Galileo decided to build a telescope

  • Henry Hudson began to try to find the Northwest Passage

  • Period: to

    The Thirty Years’ War began and ended

  • Peace of Westphalia was signed

  • Newton published a book about gravity

  • The Japanese Inventedthe Kana

  • The Prince Shotoku Came to Power

  • Tang Dynasty recorded formula for gunpowder

  • Period: to Jan 1, 1185

    The Heian Period Began and Ended

  • Period: to

    The Rise and Fall of Charlesmagne's Christian Empire

    Charlesmagne had support from the Catholic Church, that sent the message that "God is on my side." After Charlemagne's death in 814, the inheritors of his empire could not defend it from hordes of new enemies.
  • Period: to

    Buddhism religion expanded in the Tang Dynasty

  • Period: to

    Prince Shotoku rukes Japan

  • Period: to

    The begining and end of the Tang Dynasty