World History Timeline

This year, the entire Severn School Honors World History student body helped create this permanent online timeline, filled with what we think are important world history events. This is the culminating project for the 2019-2020 9th grade World History at Severn School. The Class of 2023 was faced with unexpected challenges completing their freshman year, to say the least, and this project reflects our collective desire to continue to pursue the discipline of history regardless of obstacles— for the love of it! This timeline will reside permanently on the Severn Historical Society website, and will surely be a great resource for Severn School student historians going forward. 7

  • 610

    Islam

    By Melissa Mazuranic The Beginning of Islam With about 1.8...
  • 800-1200

    Commercial Revolution

    By Louis Lentz Innovation, Change, Technology, Cultural Interaction The Commercial...
  • 481

    Germanic Society and Military

    By: Emma Ripley The Frankish people ruled the Western Roman...
  • 312

    Battle of the Milvian Bridge

    The Battle of the Milvian Bridge took place between the...
  • 500

    Silk Road

    By Grace Curtis The silk road connected the east and...
  • 573

    The Prophet Muhammad

    By Caitlyn Given Muhammad lived from about 570 to 632,...
  • 850

    Invention of Gunpowder

    Throughout history, one formula has caused many empires to fall...
  • 962

    The Rise and Fall of the Holy Roman Empire

    By Jess Smith What is the Holy Roman Empire? Well,...
  • 632
  • January 1, 1066

    European Castle Architecture

    By: Paul Summers Early European castles slowly evolved from small...
  • November 18, 1095

    The Crusades

    By Cole Fairweather The Crusades were a series of wars...
  • January 1, 1100

    Japanese Feudalism

    By: Konner Smith ​Japanese feudalism was a social, political, and...
  • April 14, 1126

    Averroës

    By: Caroline DiPaola “Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to...
  • January 1, 1170

    Chivalry

    By: Davis Cawfield Chivalry can be described as “ a...
  • January 1, 1200

    Scholasticism

    By Tait Tavolacci As Muslim and European contact increased during...
  • January 1, 1206
  • July 1, 1346

    The Black Plague

    By Samantha Shaener In October of 1347, 12 ships docked...
  • January 1, 1371

    Zheng He

    Zheng He was born in 1371 with the name Ma...
  • January 1, 1412

    Joan of Arc

    By Margaret Cravens Joan of Arc was born to a...
  • January 1, 1426

    Chinese Isolationism

    By: Kyle Reinecke Throughout the years, china has done whatever...
  • January 1, 1428

    Rise and Fall of the Aztec

    By Donovan Jacobs The Aztecs were the most dominant civilizations...
  • January 1, 1438

    Incan Empire Culture

    By Madie Wright The Incan Empire was vast and complicated,...
  • January 1, 1440

    The Printing Press

    By Henry Salinas The printing press was an invention largely...
  • January 1, 1451

    The Caravel

    By Emerson Wienk The caravel is an invention in 1451...
  • July 22, 1461

    L’Ancien Régime en France (the Old Regime in France) and its Decline

    By James Crabtree: Note: L’Ancien Régime is referred to as...
  • January 1, 1478

    
Leonardo DaVinci

    By Emma O’Leary              ...
  • January 1, 1490

    
Renaissance Architecture

    By Skylar Kagan Renaissance architecture was a shift from the...
  • January 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa in 1451, during his...
  • October 12, 1492

    Native American and European Relationship

    By: Grace Cowell “They should be good servants and intelligent,...
  • January 1, 1501

    The Rise and Fall of the Safavid Empire

    By Elijah Bryan BACKGROUND      The Safavid Empire was a Persian...
  • December 31, 1514

    Vesalius

    By Ben Saunders Andreas Vesalius was born in Brussels in...
  • October 31, 1517

    The Reformation

    Martin Luther was born in 1483 in Eisleben, Saxony, which...
  • January 1, 1532

    
The Prince by Machiavelli

    By Sage Christensen “it is much safer to be feared...
  • October 1, 1550

    
Pieter Bruegel

    By Fritz Reed Of all the artists that emerged from...
  • January 1, 1552

    The Aztec Use of Entheogens

    By: Polly Hill Hippie culture is often the first thing...
  • November 17, 1558
  • December 13, 1577

    Sir Francis Drake

     Sir Francis Drake, one of the most well-known mariners...
  • January 1, 1611

    The Rise and Fall of the Dutch Republic

    By Brendan Reilly In 1568 a Dutch Stadtholder named William...
  • May 10, 1612
  • January 1, 1637

    Scientific Method

    After 500 B.C., Ancient Greek Philosophers became the earliest known...
  • April 1, 1651

    Enlightenment Political Philosophy: Locke vs. Hobbes

    The philosophical debate between John Locke and Thomas Hobbes discusses...
  • January 1, 1687

    Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Lincolnshire,...
  • January 1, 1698

    The Steam Engine

    The Impact of the Steam Engine on Economy and Social...
  • January 1, 1700

    Mayan Glyphs

    By Ella Riddle The Mayan civilization used glyph writing as...
  • January 1, 1723

    Baroque Period Composers and Music

    By: Anna Erksine The Baroque was a period that followed...
  • January 1, 1756

    The Seven Year’s War

    By Garrett Jay One of the largest conflicts between opposing...
  • July 4, 1776

    The American Revolution

    By Will Dickinson The American Revolution, also called American Revolutionary...
  • September 3, 1783

    Democracy

    By Ryan McNemar Democracy is the idea that the citizens...
  • July 14, 1789

    The French Revolution

    By Mark Youssef   The French Revolution was one of...