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HISTORY of Christian Theology

TIMELINE of All World Events

TIMELINE of Minor & Major World Events
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c. 10,000 B.C.

Agriculture Develops

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c. 3,500 B.C.

Horses Domesticated

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c. 3,500 B.C.

Writing Developed

c. 3,500 B.C. Writing, a medium of human communication representing languages and emotions through signs and symbols, develops independently in 4 different areas – Mesopotamia (c. 3,500 B.C.), Egypt(c. 1,550 B.C.) The New Kingdom of Egypt begins as the Pharaohs of Egypt regain independence and displace the Hyksos. The technical innovations brough... more (c. 3,100 B.C.), the Indus Valley (c. 2,600 B.C.), and the Yellow River (c. 1,700 B.C.). Please share if you found this post informative.

c. 3,300 B.C.

Bronze Age

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c. 3,300 B.C.

Indus Valley Civilization

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c. 2,686 B.C.

Egypt, Old Kingdom

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c. 2,500 B.C.

Phoenicia

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c. 2,334 B.C.

Akkadian Empire

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c. 2,181 B.C.

Egypt, Old Kingdom Ends

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c. 2,154 B.C.

Akkadian Empire Ends

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c. 2,134 B.C.

Egypt, Kingdom of

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c. 2,070 B.C.

Xia Dynasty (China)

c. 2,070 B.C. The Xia dynasty possibly rules along the Yellow River in China. Shrouded in mystery, myth, and legend, subsequent Chinese governments traced their history to the Xia dynasty. No written records survive from this civilization, but some archeological evidence suggests the Xia dynasty may have been real. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. 2,025 B.C.

Old Assyrian Empire

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c. 2,000 B.C.

Chariot Developed

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c. 1,792 B.C.

Babylonian Empire

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c. 1690 B.C.

Egypt, Kingdom ends

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c. 1,650 B.C.

Hyksos in Egypt

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c. 1,600 B.C.

Hittite Empire

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c. 1,600 B.C.

Mycenean Greek Civilization

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c. 1,600 B.C.

Shang Dynasty (China)

c. 1,600 B.C. The semi-mythical Xia Dynasty ends, and the Shang Dynasty arises to rule over the Yellow River Valley. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. 1,550 B.C.

Egypt

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c. 1,500 B.C.

Vedic Period of India

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c. 1,393 B.C.

Old Assyrian Empire Ends

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c. 1,300 B.C.

Indus Valley Civilization Ends

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c. 1,274 B.C.

Battle of Kadesh

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c. 1,200 B.C.

Iron Age

c. 1,200 B.C. The Iron Age(c. 1,200 B.C.) The Iron Age begins in the Ancient Near East, the Aegean, and India. The Iron Age would begin later in Italy and the Balkans (c. 1,100... more begins in the Ancient Near East, the Aegean, and India. The Iron Age(c. 1,200 B.C.) The Iron Age begins in the Ancient Near East, the Aegean, and India. The Iron Age would begin later in Italy and the Balkans (c. 1,100... more would begin later in Italy and the Balkans (c. 1,100 B.C.), Eastern Europe (c. 900 B.C.), Central Europe and Great Britain (c. 800…

c. 1,200 B.C.

Bronze Age Collapse

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c. 1,178 B.C

Hittite Empire Ends

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c. 1,150 B.C.

Mycenaean Greece Ends

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c. 1,150 B.C.

Phoenician Expansion

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c. 1,069 B.C.

Egypt, New Kingdom Ends

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c. 1,056 B.C.

Middle Assyrian Empire Ends

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c. 1,050 B.C.

Alphabet Developed

c. 1,050 B.C. Phoenicians develop a 22 letter alphabet which spreads through their colonies and trade routes, which is eventually adopted and adapted by the Greeks. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. 1,046 B.C.

Zhou Dynasty (China)

c. 1,046 B.C. The Shang Dynasty ends after it is defeated in battle, and the Zhou Dynasty begins its rule in China. Please share if you found this post informative.

911 B.C.

Neo-Assyrian Empire

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814 B.C.

Carthage Established

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c. 800 B.C.

Greek Civilization Reemerges

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c. 650 B.C.

Carthaginian Expansion

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626 B.C.

Neo-Babylonian Empire

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626 B.C.

Median Kingdom

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609 B.C.

Neo-Assyrian Empire Ends

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c. 600 B.C.

Second Indian Urbanization

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550 B.C.

Achaemenid Empire (Persia)

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509 B.C.

Roman Republic

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499 B.C.

Greco-Persian Wars

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431 B.C.

Peloponnesian War

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338 B.C.

Macedon Unifies Greece

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336 B.C.

Alexander the Great becomes King

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323 B.C.

Alexander the Great Dies

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321 B.C.

Muaryan Empire (India)

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312 B.C.

Seleucid Empire

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306 B.C.

Antigonid Kingdom

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306 B.C.

Kingdom of Thrace

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305 B.C.

Ptolemaic Kingdom (Egypt)

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281 B.C.

Kingdom of Thrace Ends

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275 B.C.

Roman Domination of Italy

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256 B.C.

Qin Dynasty (China)

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247 B.C.

Parthian Empire

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221 B.C.

Qin Empire (China)

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206 B.C.

Han Empire (China)

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201 B.C.

Roman Domination of Mediterranean

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185 B.C.

Mauryan Empire Ends

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146 B.C.

Rome Conquers Greece

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c. 130 B.C.

Silk Road

c. 130 B.C. The Silk Road(c. 130 B.C.) The Silk Road is established as the Han Dynasty in China as they extend their overland trade routes further west and connect directly to... more is established as the Han Dynasty in China as they extend their overland trade routes further west and connect directly to trade routes used by the Roman Empire(27 B.C.) After a period of unrest and competing generals jockeying for power, Octavian, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, becomes the first official ... more. Please share if you found this post informative.

63 B.C.

Seleucid Empire Ends

312–63 B.C. After a period of decline for approximately 100 years caused by military defeats to the Romans in the west and the Parthians to the east, the remnants of the Seleucid Empire(312 B.C.) The Seleucid Empire, based in Babylonia, is founded by Seleucus, former general over Alexander’s elite cavalry forces. Seleucus asserted ... more collapse. Please share if you found this post informative.

50 B.C.

Rome Conquers Gaul

50 B.C. Julius Caesar conquers Gaul (modern day France and Belgium), setting the stage for his rise to power in Rome. Please share if you found this post informative.

30 B.C.

Ptolemaic Kingdom Ends

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27 B.C.

Roman Empire

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1st CENTURY

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c. A.D. 50

Maritime Silk Route

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A.D. 70

Romans destroy Temple

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2nd CENTURY

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3rd CENTURY

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A.D. 220

Han Empire Ends

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A.D. 224

Parthian Empire Ends

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A.D. 224

Sassanid Empire

A.D. 224–651 The rebellion which overthrew the Parthian Empire(247 B.C.) Parthia (a region in the northeast of modern day Iran) gains independence in a rebellion against the Seleucid Empire, eventually becoming t... more establishes the Sassanid Empire(A.D. 224) The rebellion which overthrew the Parthian Empire establishes the Sassanid Empire which quickly expands to fill the territorial space of th... more which quickly expands to fill the territorial space of the Parthian Empire(247 B.C.) Parthia (a region in the northeast of modern day Iran) gains independence in a rebellion against the Seleucid Empire, eventually becoming t... more and to compete in…

A.D. 265

Jin Empire (China)

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A.D. 286

Division of Roman Empire

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4th CENTURY

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A.D. 320

Gupta Empire (India)

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A.D. 378

Battle of Adrianople

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5th CENTURY

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A.D. 410

Rome Sacked

A.D. 410 The VisigothsThe western branch of the Germanic Goths who sacked Rome. They were later granted foederati (allied) status by the Western Roman Empire, and they esta... more sack Rome, no longer the capital of the Roman Empire(27 B.C.) After a period of unrest and competing generals jockeying for power, Octavian, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, becomes the first official ... more, but still its cultural and spiritual center. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 420

Jin Empire Ends

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A.D. 480

Western Roman Empire Ends

A.D. 480 The Western Roman Empire(27 B.C.) After a period of unrest and competing generals jockeying for power, Octavian, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, becomes the first official ... more officially ends after the GermanicReferring to an Indo-European ethnic group of people originating in northern Europe. The Roman Empire bordered on Germanic lands for centuries and the... more king, Odoacer, conquered the Italian peninsula and established his own Kingdom of Italy. Please share if you found this post informative.

6th CENTURY

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A.D. 550

Gupta Empire Ends

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A.D. 581

Sui Empire (China)

A.D. 581 The Sui Dynasty rises and reunites China under its imperial rule. Please share if you found this post informative.

7th CENTURY

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A.D. 632

Rashidun Caliphate

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A.D. 651

Sassanid Empire Ends

A.D. 224–651 After losing a catastrophic war with the Eastern Roman Empire(27 B.C.) After a period of unrest and competing generals jockeying for power, Octavian, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, becomes the first official ... more (later denominated the Byzantine Empire), the Sassanid Empire(A.D. 224) The rebellion which overthrew the Parthian Empire establishes the Sassanid Empire which quickly expands to fill the territorial space of th... more is conquered by invading Arab armies. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 651

Umayyad Caliphate

A.D. 651 The Umayyad Caliphate(A.D. 661) The Umayyad Caliphate begins, extending its territory to include the whole of North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Indus Valley reg... more begins, extending its territory to include the whole of North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Indus Valley region. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 618

Tang Empire (China)

A.D. 618–907 The Sui Dynasty collapses after overextending itself through ambitious military campaigns and infrastructure projects. After a brief civil war, the Tang Dynasty assumes control of Imperial China and would lead it into a golden age. Please share if you found this post informative.

8th CENTURY

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A.D. 732

Battle of Tours

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A.D. 737

Charles Martel becomes King

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A.D. 750

Abbasid Caliphate

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A.D. 768

Charlemagne becomes King

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A.D. 793

Viking Age

A.D. 793 Viking AgeA.D. 793 Viking Age begins during which the Norse people from Scandinavia explore, trade, settle, and conquer territories throughout Europe, ultimatel... more begins during which the Norse people from Scandinavia explore, trade, settle, and conquer territories throughout Europe, ultimately exerting an extremely disruptive influence throughout the region. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 800

Charlemagne Crowned Emperor

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9th CENTURY

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A.D. 882

Kievan Rus

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10th CENTURY

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A.D. 907

Tang Empire Ends

A.D. 618–907 The Tang Dynasty in China falls to a rebellion after a long struggle against the tendency of regional generals to assume ever greater amounts of autonomyA term that literally means to give yourself the law. This idea was central to Kant’s moral theory that reason gives itself the moral law.. China is fractured and governed by numerous kingdoms. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. A.D. 950–1250

Medieval Warm Period

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A.D. 962

Holy Roman Empire

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11th CENTURY

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c. A.D. 1000

Gunpowder Developed

c. A.D. 1000 The Chinese discover gunpowder. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. 1000 A.D.

High Middle Ages

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A.D. 1037

Seljuk Turk Empire

A.D. 1037 The Seljuk Turks establish an empire which displaces the political power of the Abbasid Caliphate(A.D. 750) The Abbasid Caliphate begins, which loses control of territory in Iberia and the western portion of North Africa but extends control into S... more, leaving the Abbasid dynasty with largely ceremonial and religious influence. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 1040

Movable Type Developed

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A.D. 1066

Viking Age Ends

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A.D. 1066

Normans Conquer England

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A.D. 1095

First Crusade

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12th CENTURY

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A.D. 1145

Second Crusade

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A.D. 1189

Third Crusade

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A.D. 1194

Seljuk Turk Empire Ends

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13th CENTURY

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A.D. 1201

Fourth Crusade

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A.D. 1206

Genghis Khan

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A.D. 1215

Magna Carta

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A.D. 1217

Fifth Crusade

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A.D. 1228

Sixth Crusade

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A.D. 1240

Kievan Rus End

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A.D. 1241

Gunpowder Introduced to Europe

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A.D. 1248

Seventh Crusade

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A.D. 1258

Mongols Conquer Middle East

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c. A.D. 1260

Mongolian Empire Fragments

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A.D. 1270

Eighth Crusade

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A.D. 1271

Ninth Crusade

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A.D. 1271

Yuan Empire (China)

A.D. 1271 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Kahn, formally establishes the Yuan dynasty and empire in China. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 1299

Ottoman Empire

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14th CENTURY

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A.D. 1337

Hundred Years’ War

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A.D. 1347

Black Plague

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c. A.D. 1350

European Renaissance

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A.D. 1368

Ming Empire

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c. 1,392 B.C.

Middle Assyrian Empire

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15th CENTURY

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A.D. 1439

Gutenberg Printing Press

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A.D. 1453

Eastern Roman Empire Ends

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A.D. 1453

Turks invade Constantinople

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A.D. 1455

Printing Press

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A.D. 1462

Russia Emerges

A.D. 1462 Ivan III (also known as Ivan the Great) assumes power in Moscow. During his approximately 40 year rule, he dramatically expanded the territory subject to his rule, uniting the Rus lands, defeating the Golden Horde thereby ending their dominance over the Rus, and laying the foundation of the Russian state. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 1492

Christopher Columbus

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A.D. 1497

Vasco da Gama

A.D. 1497 Vasco da Gama(A.D. 1497) Vasco da Gama begins his maritime voyage from Portugal to reach India and open up a direct trade route from Portugal and India begins his maritime voyage from Portugal to reach India and open up a direct trade route from Portugal and India. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 16th–18th centuries

Wars of Religion

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16th CENTURY

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A.D. 1517

Ottoman Caliphate

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