Unit 2 600CE -1450CE Mueggenborg

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  • Period: 224 to Apr 8, 651

    Sasanid Empire

    This was the last pre-Islamic Persian empire. The Empire was founded by Ardashir I, after the fall of the Arsacids and the defeat of the last Arsacid king.
  • Period: 250 to

    Maya Civilization

    A mesoamerican civilization known for developing a written language and having very nice art architecture. a lot of the the Maya cities reached their peak of development during the Classical period.
  • Period: 330 to Apr 11, 1453

    Byzantine Empire

    This empire was one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe. It was centered around the capital of Constantinople and was ruled by many emperors.
  • Apr 11, 610

    Foundation of Islam

    Islam was first founded when Muhammad's divine revelations were written in the Qu'ran.
  • Apr 11, 632

    Split between Sunni and Shi'ite

    The battle of Sifin occurred after Muhammad passed away, which caused many arguments between the Islamic community. This led to the split between the two.
  • Period: Apr 8, 661 to Apr 8, 750

    Umayyad Caliphate

    Was known as one of the largest empires the world had yet seen. It was the second of the four Arab caliphates created after the death of Muhammad.
  • Period: Apr 11, 711 to

    Muslims conquer Spain

    An army consisting of mainly Northwest Africans led by Tariq ibn Ziyad. After a strong battle they fell and over the next decade Muslims occupied most of the Iberian Penninsula.
  • Period: Apr 8, 750 to Apr 8, 1258

    Abbasid Caliphate

    Ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs. This was the third of the Isalmic caliphates. It grew for two centuries, then declined when the Mamluks gained power.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1037 to Apr 11, 1194

    Seljuk Turks

    A Turkish tribe from Central Asia, They went into Persia and established their first powerful state, called the Empire of the Great Seljuks.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1095 to Apr 11, 1291


    Military expeditions taken by European Christians in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims.
  • Period: Apr 8, 1138 to Apr 8, 1193


    The Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He led the Muslims against the Crusaders and help recaptured Palestine from the Crusaders.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1162 to Apr 11, 1227

    Genghis Khan

    Founder and emperor of the Mongol empire which became the largest and most powerful empire in history. He started part of the mongol invasions.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1200 to Apr 11, 1573

    Inca Civilization

    Founded by Pachacutec, known to be the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. Later split up by a civil war.
  • Period: Apr 10, 1206 to Apr 10, 1324

    Mongol Invasions

    The speed and extent of territorial expansion helped them gain the Mongol Empire which covered much of Asia and Eastern Europe by the 1300's.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1206 to Apr 11, 1527

    Delhi Sultanate

    The various muslim dynasties in India. Founded after Muhammad of Ghor.
  • Apr 11, 1215

    Magna Carta

    The charter of English political and civil liberties granted by King John at Runnymede on June 1215 guaranteering basic rights.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1230 to

    Mali KIngdom

    This was founded by was founded by Sundiata Keita and was known to have very wealthy rulers. It spread language, customs, and culture along the niger river.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1250 to Apr 11, 1517


    A soldier of slave origin, mamluks became powerful military castes in many Muslim societies. Known for beating back the Mongols and fighting the Crusaders.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1300 to


    A cultural movement that began in Florence, Tuscany. Known especially for its artistic developments.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1325 to Apr 11, 1521

    Aztec Civilization

    Located in large parts of Mesoamerica. The Aztec people were ethnic groups in central Mexico who spoke the Nahuatl language.
  • Period: Apr 10, 1336 to Apr 10, 1405


    Founder of the Timurid Empire and Dynasty. He was a fourteenth-century conqueror of Western, South and Central Asia. Also seen as a controversial figure throughout his lifetime.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1337 to Apr 11, 1453

    Hundred Years War

    A conflict between England and France over territorial rights and Edward III trying to gain his claim over the french crown.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1340 to

    Songhai Kingdom

    A state located in western Africa. This was known to be one of the largest Islamic empires. And its base of power was located on the bend of the NIger River.
  • Period: Apr 8, 1368 to

    Ming Empire

    The last dynasty ever ruled by ethnic Hans. It was considered to be one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history.
  • Period: Apr 8, 1371 to Apr 8, 1450

    Zheng He

    A Hui-Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral who commanded multiple voyages.
  • Period: Apr 8, 1371 to Apr 8, 1435

    Mansa Musa

    The tenth emperor of the Malian Empire. He was considered one of the wealthiest emperors of his day.
  • Apr 11, 1440

    Gutenberg Press

    A machine that transfers lettering or by contact with many forms of inked surface onto paper fed into it in various ways.
  • Period: Apr 11, 1462 to Apr 11, 1505

    Ivan III

    The Grand Prince of Moscow. He was very determined to enlarge the territory gained from his father and was very successful in military take overs.
  • Establishment of Holy Roman Empire

    A feudal monarchy created by the coronation of the frankish King Charlemagne. Restoring the western empire that had been leader-less.
  • Period: to

    Sui Empire

    An imperial Chinese Dynasty that helped unify China in the 6th century. It helped end four centuries of rivalry between regimes and was followed by the Tang Dynasty.
  • Period: to

    Tang Empire

    An emperial dynasty of China that was founded by the Li family who took over when the Sui Empire began to fall. Empire was seen as a large period of stability and progress.
  • Period: to Apr 8, 1279

    Song Empire

    A dynasty in China that had the first government to actually print out paper money and also establish a navy. Used inventions such as the compass and gunpowder.
  • Period: to Apr 11, 1235

    Ghana Kingdom

    Located in what is now southeastern Mauritania, and Western Mali, the ghana empire was very rich in gold and salt which allowed for better trade and larger urban areas.
  • Period: to Apr 11, 1349

    Kievan Russia

    Founded by East Slavic Tribes and Scandinavian warriors later it fell around the 1300's, some say because of Mongol invasion.
  • Period: to


    King of the franks and an emperor of the romans. Co-ruled with his brother after taking his fathers place.