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World History Timeline: 1951 - 2000



Year Rulers War and Politics Entertainment Literature Art and Architecture Science and Technology India Historic Events / Personalities
AD 1 - 1000 Rule of Stephen, first of Arpad dynasty of Hungary; he accepts Christianity for his people (1000-1038) Roman emperor Claudius invades Britain (43)

Civil war in Roman empire after Emperor Nero dies (68-69)

Romans defeated at Adrianople by Visigoths: Emperor Valens killed (378)

Attila the Hun attacks western Europe (445)
  Hadrian's Wall built to defend province of Britain (122)

Building of Aurelian walls around Rome (271)
Manufacture of glass and magnetic compass in China (500)   Death of Roman emperor Augustus (14)

Great Fire of Rome (64)

Death of Emperor Marcus Aurelius; end of Pax Romana (180)
1001 - 1100 Reign of Canute, Viking king of England, Denmark, Norway and Sweden(1016-1035) William Duke of Normandy, defeats Harold of England at Battle of Hastings (1066)     First paper money printed in China. (1023)

Movable type printing by Bi Sheng in China (1045)
   
1101 - 1200 David I rules Scotland (1124)

Alphonso I becomes first king of Portugal (1139)
Henry II invades Ireland and is accepted as its lord (1171)   St Denis Abbey, the first Gothic church, built by Abbot Suger in Paris(1132) Magnetic compass invented(1182)

Clothing buttons invented.(1200)
   
1201 - 1300 Rudolph I becomes first Habsburg ruler of Austria (1273) Almohads defeated by Christians at battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212)

Russian Alexander Nevsky defeats Swedes at great battle on the Neva river (1240)
      University College, first college of Oxford University, England, founded (1249)

Gun invented in China. (1250)

Mechanical clocks invented.(1280)
  English King John seals Magna Carta (1215)

Explorer Marco Polo born in Venice (1254)
1301 - 1400 Kalmar Agreement unites three Scandinavian kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1397) Scots defeat English at Battle of Bannockburn (1314) The first piano called the Spinet invented.(1400) Geoffrey Chaucer writes first book, Book of the Duchess (1370)   Scales for weighing invented.(1366)
  Floods throughout western Europe (1315)

Aztecs found Mexico City (1325)
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