TIMELINE OF WORLD HISTORY
 

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History of the World in Objects and Art
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20 000BC      
1200BC 800 1455 1820
700BC 1070 1500 1840
350BC 1205 1530 1868
200BC 1260 1600 1890
100BC 1290 1685 1910
30 1350 1755 1920
600 1400 1800 1950
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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History of the World in Objects and Art Timeline
 
 
 

1618

The Thirty Years War

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1618

The Thirty Years War
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1625

The Surrender of Breda

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1630

The Plague

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1642

England's Civil War
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1648

The Peace of Westphalia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1661

The Government of Louis XIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1676

The First Russo-Turkish War
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EUROPEAN SELLERS IN THE NEW WORLD

Columbus's journey to the Americas in 1492 led Spain to establish a colony on the island of Hispaniola. Soon after, settlers from all over Europe followed suit. They transformed the vast American continents, bringing diseases that wiped out much of the native population and importing Africans to work as slaves.
 
Spain tried to claim ownership of the "new" lands found by Christopher Columbus in 1492, but other European countries were eager to establish their own colonies. Inspired by the Spanish riches found in Central America, ships from England, Holland, Denmark, and France brought people eager to seek their fortunes. Others came to escape religious persecution back at home. Thousands of settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries, spreading from the eastern seaboard of North America, down to the islands of the
West Indies, and as far as the coastal regions of South America. In doing so, however, they destroyed much of the existing indigenous society.


NATIVE DEATHS

The Americas were home to a diverse number of indigenous peoples, such as the Cherokees, Arawaks, and Aztecs. Europeans brought diseases that the natives had little resistance to, which led to millions of deaths. Other indigenous peoples were displaced from their land, leading to constant conflict with the colonists.

THE SLAVE TRADE

Upon arrival, Europeans set up plantations and initially used enslaved indigenous people, as well as indentured servants from Europe, as laborers. Eventually, however, they turned to Africans. By the 1500s, millions of Africans were being taken to the Americas and forced to live in slavery. The settlers sold their crops to Europe and bought manufactured goods with the profits. These could then be used to purchase more slaves in Africa. This brutal triangular trade lasted for around 400 years.
 
 

Founding fathers

This 19th-century painting depicts a meeting of English Puritan dissenters on the Speedwell in 1620 on the eve of their voyage from Holland to England. From there, they set sail on the Mayflower to settle in North America.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1682

The Founding of Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1683

The Turkish Siege of Vienna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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