You are on page 1of 4

Global 9RH Name:

Timeline of Key Events


How to use this timeline:
Do NOT memorize all of these dates – it’s time consuming and won’t be on your exam!
DO make sure to understand of all these events. If you can answer the questions below for each,
you’re in good shape!
What is important to know about this event?
What caused this event?
What effect did this event have on history?

Neolithic Revolution – 8000 BC



Rise of River Valley Civilizations – 2500 BC

Persian Empire – 550 BC

Golden Age of Periclean Athens – 461 BC

Asoka Mauryan unifies India – 269 BC

Qin Empire unifies China – 221 BC

Han Empire unifies China – 141 BC

Pax Romana – 27 BC

Crucifixion of Jesus Christ – 29 AD

Migration of Bantu-Speaking Peoples – 100 AD

Jewish Diaspora – 132 AD

Division of Roman Empire – 285 AD

Gupta Empire in India – 320 AD

Golden Age of Aksum – 350 AD

Fall of Western Roman Empire – 476 AD

Justinian Rules Byzantium – 527 AD

Muhammad makes hijrah from Mecca to Medina – 622 AD

Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor – 800 AD

Golden Age of Kingdom of Ghana – 800 AD

Golden Age of Umayyad and Abbasid Empires – 1000 AD

Creation of the Shogunate in Japan – 1192

Pope Urban II calls for Crusades – 1195 AD

Rise of Ghenghis Khan – 1209 AD

King John signs Magna Carta – 1215 AD

Kingdom of Mali conquers Ghana– 1235 AD

Aztecs build Tenochtítlan – 1325 AD

Ibn Battuta travels Islamic Empire – 1352 AD

Last voyage of Zheng He – 1433 AD

Constantinople conquered by Turks – 1453 AD

End of Hundred Years War – 1453 AD

End of Inquisition and Reconquista – 1492 AD

Treaty of Tordesillas – 1494 AD

High Renaissance – 1500 AD

Golden Age of Incan Empire – 1500 AD

Reformation Begins – 1517 AD

Suleiman the Lawgiver rules Ottomans – 1520 AD

Henry VIII creates Anglican Church – 1529 AD

Pizarro conquers Incas – 1533 AD

Council of Trent – 1563 AD

Japan officially declares a “closed country policy” – 1637 AD