Category Archives: Around the World

A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1551-1600 AD

My cultural timeline of the world continues: 1551 – 1600 AD  1553 AD — The Portuguese settle Macau. 1554 AD — William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. 1554 AD — St Basil’s Cathedral is built in Moscow. 1558 AD … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1501-1550 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 1501 – 1550 AD  1501 AD — Michelangelo begins work on the David*, one of the world’s greatest sculptures. The original is housed in the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence. This and many other major … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1401-1500 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 1401 – 1500 AD 1402 AD — The Cathedral of Seville*, Spain is constructed. It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the third-largest church in the world. It is reputed … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1301-1400 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 1301 – 1400 AD  1307 AD — The Knights Templar are rounded up and murdered by Philip the Fair of France. 1307 AD — The Pope moves to Avignon, a situation known as … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1201-1300 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 1201 – 1300 AD 1202 AD — The Fourth Crusade sacks the present-day Croatian city of Zadar. 1204 AD — Constantinople is sacked during the Fourth Crusade. This marks the beginning of the … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1001-1200 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 1001 – 1200 AD 1001 AD — Leif Ericson becomes the first European to settle in America at a place known as L’Anse aux Meadows in what is now Newfoundland. 1050 AD — … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 751-1000 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 751 – 1000 AD 768 AD — Beginning of Charlemagne’s reign 784 AD — Construction of La Mezquita* begins in Cordoba, Spain. This moorish mosque-turned-cathedral is one of the world’s most exquisite and … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 501-750 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 501 – 750 AD 565 AD — The Church of the Nativity, built on the site of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem is reconstructed after a fire. It is now a … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 251-500 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 251 – 500 AD 285 AD — Diocletian splits Rome into East and West. He is famous for his persecution of Christians. 305 AD — Diocletian’s Palace* is completed in Split, Croatia in … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1 AD to 250 AD

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 1 – 250 AD 14 AD — Death of Emperor Augustus (Octavian) 26-34 AD — Crucifixion of Jesus Christ 41 AD — Caligula is assassinated by the Roman Senate 79 AD — Destruction … Continue reading

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