World Civilizations

By Liram
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    Ban Zhao

    Ban Zhao
    2016 BCE Ban Zhao was the leading female Confucian scholar of classical China. After her husband died she finished writing her brother's history of the Han Dynasty and served as imperial historian to Emperor Han Hedi and as an advisor to the Empress-Dowager Deng.
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    Siddhartha Guatama

    563-483 B.C.E
    Also known as Buddha, the enlightened one. Born in Indian subcontinent. At 29 Siddhartha was considered a beggar, and hermit. A 49 day meditation lead him to discover the end to suffering.
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    Biblical accounts say Isrealites entered the land of Canaan.from Egypt around 1400 B.C.E
  • 272

    Emperor Constantine

    Emperor Constantine
    272-337 C.E
    Converted to Christianity after the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. He made iit acceptable to be Christian in Rome.
  • 500

    Japanese Classical Period

    Japanese Classical Period
    Japanese Classical Period 500-1185
    Unlike the Feudal Japan, The Classical Period was more influenced by China. During this period the Emperor rulled Japan. Warriors were not valued in Classical Japan the way they were in Feudal Japan.
  • 550

    The Kama Sutra

    The Kama Sutra
    Vatsyana - " The Kama Sutra was composed according to the percepts of Holy Writ, for the benefit of the world, by Vatsyayana, while leading the life of a religious student, and wholly engaged in the contemplation of the Deity."
  • Dec 14, 600

    Spread of Christianity

    600-1000 The Christian West
    Power vacuum with the fall of Roman Empire. During this time europe was a warrior dominated world.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Vikings

    The Vikings
    Leif Erikson discovers Newfoundland. Leif Erikson was an explorer who was regarded as the first European to land in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus.
  • Dec 14, 1096

    The First Crusades

    The First Crusades
    These crusades were urged on by Pope Urban II. and was militarily successful, taking Jerusalem on July 15th 1099.
  • Dec 13, 1185

    Feudal Japan

    Feudal Japan
    Fuedal Japan 1185-1868
    Samurai and warrior families rule Japan. Shogun are the military rulers of Japan.
  • Oct 1, 1206

    The Mongol Empire

    The Mongol Empire
    Genghis Khan was born in Mongolia around the 1155. At 20, he began building a large army with the intent to destroy individual tribes in Northeast Asia and unite them under his rule. He was successful – the Mongol Empire was the largest empire in the world before the British Empire and lasted well after his own death.
  • Apr 23, 1241

    Mongol History

    Mongol History
    One Mongol army destroyed a combined force of Polish and German armies, while another defeated the Hungarian army and threatend Austria.
  • Jan 1, 1275

    Marco Polo and The City of Hangchou

    Marco Polo and  The City of Hangchou
    According to Marco Polo he stayed in China from 1275 until he retuned to Venice in 1292. While in China Marco Polo stayed in the the city of Hangchou. This is the city in which he decsribes as the "finest and noblest in the world".
  • Oct 23, 1320

    Black Death

    Black Death
    The Black Death originated in China in the 1320's, and spead along the trade routes.1/3 of the European population died from the Black Death.The Chinese population decreased from about 120 million to around 80 million.
  • Oct 23, 1492

    1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

    1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue
    Though Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas (having been preceded by the Norse expedition led by Leif Ericson). Columbus' voyages led to the first lasting European contact with America, inaugurating a period of European exploration and colonization of foreign lands that lasted for several centuries. They had, therefore, an enormous impact in the historical development of the modern Western world.
  • Dec 14, 1500

    African Women and the tansatlantic slave trade

    African women during the transatlantic slave trade were not seen as human. They were seen as uncivilized animals. These women were believed to be laborers who work and give birth. These African women were believed to give birth without feeling pain and would then immediately get up and go right back to work. By dehumanizing these people it was easier to mistreat them.
  • Feb 23, 1519

    Spanish Conquest of Aztec Empire

    Spanish Conquest of Aztec Empire
    The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire was one of the most important campaigns in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. The invasion began in February 1519 and was acclaimed victorious on August 13, 1521, by a coalition army of Spanish conquistadors and Tlaxcalan warriors led by Hernán Cortés.
  • Nov 8, 1519

    Cities of Mexico

    Cities of Mexico
    Bernal Diaz and Hernando Cortes along with the Spanish conquistadors who were the first Europeans to see the cities of the central Mexican plateau, dominated by the Aztec capital of Mexico.
  • Jan 1, 1580

    Pirate Queen

    Pirate Queen
    The powerful woman’s most profitable method of income was based on a policy similar to that of the English controlled territories. Grace employed dozens of ships to tax any ship found in her territorial waters. The tax collecting ships were given orders to obtain the money by any means, including extreme violence. Because of their superior knowledge of the Irish coast, Grace’s ships could easily escape any vengeful actions.
  • New Navigation Act

    New Navigation Act
    The English Navigation Acts were a series of laws that restricted the use of foreign shipping for trade between England (after 1707 Great Britain) and its colonies, a process which had started in 1651. Their goal was to force colonial development into lines favorable to England, and stop direct colonial trade with the Netherlands, France and other European countries
  • General Robert Clive

    General Robert Clive
    In the Battle of Plassey, British forces emerged victorious after Mir Jafar switched sides. Placing Jafar on the throne, Clive directed further operations in Bengal while ordering additional forces against the French near Madras.
  • Mystery of Easter Island

    Mystery of Easter Island
    The name "Easter Island" was given by the island's first recorded European visitor, the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who encountered it on Easter Sunday 1722, Easter Island is one of the world's most isolated inhabited islands. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people.
  • Zong Massacre

    On September 6th 1781 British slave ship "Zong" left liverpool carrying slaves. By the end of November, 7 members of the crew and 60 slaves had died from malnutrition or disease. Many of the surviving slaves were also sick. Thinking that he would receive an insurance claim the captain of the Zong threw the rest of the slaves overboard. Unfortunately these people were not seen as people but as cargo. The insurance claim was never awarded.
  • British Empire

    British Empire
    In the 1920's the British Empire has 1/4 of the worlds population. roughly about 458 million people. The British Empire is the largest in history, covering 1/4 of the worlds land mass.
  • Vedic Period

    Vedic Period
    1500-400 B.C.E.
    Vedic Period. During this period four castes emerged. The Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, abd Sudras. Brahmins believed in many gods similar to the Greeks.
  • Earliest Mayan Evidence

    Earliest Mayan Evidence
    2600 B.C.E
    Mayan calander system was astrologically based using a complex system of spinning wheels. The mayan calander consisted of 365 days and was heavily guarded.
  • !750 B.C.E.

    !750 B.C.E.
    The Aryan migration to South Asia.
  • King David

    King David
    1000 B.C.E
    Kingdom of David was established. The son of David, Soloman was also a ruler.
  • Isreal Civil War

    Isreal Civil War
    925 B.C.E. Civil War splits uo Isrealites into separate kingdoms. Isreal and Judah. Both kingdoms were defeated by the first Assyrian Empire and then the Babylonians.
  • Charlemagne's Christian Empire

    768-814 C.E
    King of France who cotrolled much of Western Europe.