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History of Mankind - 6th to 16th Century AD

History of Mankind - 6th to 16th Century AD


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From the 6th century to the 16th (AD)

Buddhism, now blended with Taoism, achieves great popularity in China (religion)


525 (c)

527

Justinian, Byzantine emperor, tries to restore the western part of the Roman Empire (policy)

Gets the current system dates initiated by Dionysius Exiguus, fixing the year of Christ erroneously (religion)

533

537

The Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople, has completed its construction (architecture)

Hun Attack Terminates Gupta Empire, India (War)

550

570 (c)

Birth of Muhammad (Muhammad) (religion)

World population: approximately 200 million (demographics)

600

607

Unification of Tibet, which becomes the center of Buddhist religion (religion)

Mayan Empire peak in Mexico (peoples)

622 (c)

632

Mohammed Dies (Religion)

Jerusalem is conquered by Muslim troops (religion)

637

641

Alexandria Library is destroyed by Arabs (culture)

Internal divisions in Islam create Shiites and Sunnis (religion)

680

700

World population estimated at about 210 million approximate date on which the Chinese invented gunpowder (technology)

Muslim Arabs occupy Spain (war)

711

732

Carlos Martel defeats the Arabs in the battle of Tours (war)
Establishment of the Kingdom of Ghana in West Africa (Peoples)

Cucumber 3rd terminating the dynasty Merovingian and starts Carolingia (people)
Cordoba becomes the center of Muslim culture in Spain (peoples)

751

768

Charlemagne becomes king of the Franks (politics)

Charlemagne is crowned in Rome by Pope Leo 3 ° (politics)
World population: 220 million (demographics)

800

827

Arabs conquered Sicily and Crete, defeating the Byzantines (War)

Creation of an observatory in Baghdad (technology)

833

870 (c)

Development of Romanesque architecture in Europe (architecture)

Paris is surrounded by the Vikings (conflict)

885

896 (c)

Decline of Mayan civilization and rise of Toltec culture (peoples)