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Time periods in World History, from the invention of writting to present day. This timeline includes events in Ancient History, Middle Ages and Modern History from 5400 BC to year 2030.
More than 70 periods commonly used by world historians are included, such as the Age of Exploration, the Enlightment and the Information Age. In addition, this timeline displays more than 300 events all around the world that shaped human history, such as wars, inventions, famous art and buildings, as well as events in religion, economy and law. The history of climate for the past 12.000 years is included too.
To expand your knowledge further into the past, see the Prehistory Periods timeline.
Each world history period and event has hyperlinks to articles from Encyclopedia Britannica, Ancient Encyclopedia, History.com, Encyclopedia.com and Wikipedia.
For each event, links are provided to access online articles, primary sources and related history timelines.
- Encyclopedia Britannica (96%)
- World History Encyclopedia (38%)
- Wikipedia (100%)
- History.com (36%)
- Encyclopedia.com (1%)