World History Index Of Events

Click a letter to show articles

Babylon (City)

Babylon - Babylon was one of the oldest and greatest cities in all antiquity. According to Genesis 10:9-10, it was found...

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Johann Sebastian Bach is both one of the earliest and greatest composers of Classica...

Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135)

Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135) - The Bar Kokhba revolt was the conclusion of the wars between the Romans and the Jews. In b...

Basil I (ca. 830-886)

Basil I (ca. 830-886) - Emperor Basil I would be considered an historical figure based solely on the fact that he is con...

Basil II (958-1025)

Basil II (958-1025) - The two Basil emperors who ruled the Byzantine Empire came at opposite ends of the Macedonian Dyna...

Battle of Actium (31 B.C.)

Battle of Actium (31 B.C.) - The Republic was already finished by 31 B.C.. The Battle of Actium was not fought to determ...

Battle of Adrianople (378)

Battle of Adrianople (378) - The cracks in the Roman Empire began breaking from a defensive standpoint at the Battl...

Battle of Agincourt (1415)

Battle of Agincourt (1415) - In a conflict with many battles, Agincourt stands out as the most famous of the Hundre...

Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)

Battle of Bosworth Field (1485) - The War of the Roses appeared to have come to an end in 1471 with a victory for the Ho...

Battle of Carrhae (53 B.C.)

Battle of Carrhae (53 B.C.) - Marcus Lucinius Crassus was the richest man in the world in the 1st century B.C.; yet it w...

Battle of Elam

Battle of Elam - What is the first ever recorded battle in history? Well that's an interesting question. Technically...

Battle of Fei River (383)

Battle of Fei River (383) - The Battle of Fei River, also known as Feishui, is one of the most important battles in Chin...

Battle of Hastings (1066)

Battle of Hastings (1066) - The Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066 was a history changing moment; one of the most si...

Battle of Kadesh (ca. 1274 B.C.)

Battle of Kadesh (ca. 1274 B.C.) - The Battle of Kadesh is the first battle in recorded history for which we have a deta...

Battle of Kose Dag (1243)

.Battle of Köse Dağ (1243) - The Seljuk Turks who had fought for so long against the European Crusaders, as well as...

Battle of Lepanto (1571)

Battle of Lepanto (1571) - One of the lesser well-known significant battles in history, it was a naval engagement betwee...

Battle of Megiddo (ca. 1457 B.C.)

Battle of Megiddo (ca. 1457 B.C.) - The first battle which can be confirmed by contemporary records is the Battle of Meg...

Battle of Mingtiao (ca. 1600 B.C.)

Battle of Mingtiao (ca. 1600 B.C.) - When discussing the topic of the first recorded battle in history, the Battle of Mi...

Battle of Muye (ca. 1046 B.C.)

Battle of Muye (ca. 1046 B.C.) - The battle that ended the Shang Dynasty. It resulted from the decline of the Shang and ...

Battle of Nine Kings

Battle of Nine Kings - The earliest recorded battle in the Bible (aside from Cain and Able) is the "Battle of Nine ...

Battle of Pharsalus (48 B.C.)

Battle of Pharsalus (48 B.C.) - The Battle of Pharsalus was, for all intents and purposes, the climactic event that brou...

Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066)

Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066) - Not nearly as well known as the Battle of Hastings, the Battle of Stamford Bridge pla...

Battle of Talas (751)

Battle of Talas (751) - The Battles of Zab and Talas, both involving the Abbasid Caliphate, were fought only a year apar...

Battle of Teutoburg Forest (9 A.D.)

Battle of Teutoburg Forest (9 A.D.) - In Rome's long and glorious history, it inevitably had to suffer some severe a...

Battle of the Hydaspes River (326 B.C.)

Battle of the Hydaspes River (326 B.C.) - After the fall of Persia, Alexander wanted to keep going. India was known in t...

Battle of the Spanish Armada (1588)

Battle of the Spanish Armada (1588) - It's hard to say if the Battle of the Spanish Armada ranks among the top ten b...

Battle of Tours (732)

Battle of Tours (732) - Also known as the Battle of Poitiers (because it was fought between the towns of Tours and Poiti...

Battle of Vouillé (507)

Battle of Vouillé (507) - War was virtually a constant after the Fall of Rome in 476. New European kingdoms ...

Battle of Yarmuk (636)

Battle of Yarmuk (636) - After the Byzantines and Sāssānids beat each other up in the big war (see Byzantine-Sāssānid Wa...

Battle of Zab (750)

Battle of Zab (750) - The Battle of the Zab (the Zab being a river in modern-day Iraq which runs into the Tigris) was fo...

Battles of Tarain (1191&1192)

Battles of Tarain (1191&1192) - The First Battle of Tarain began in 1191 when the Ghurid sultan, Shahăb-ud-Din Muham...

Becket, Thomas (ca. 1118-1170)

Thomas Becket (ca. 1118-1170) - The bane of Henry II of England, Thomas Becket (also known as Thomas á Becket) wa...

Bede (ca. 672-735)

Bede (ca. 672-735) - Often referred to as the Venerable Bede, he was a Northumbrian monk at the Saint Peter...

Ben-Gurion, David (1886-1973)

David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) - The modern nation of Israel was born on May 14, 1948 with the signing of the Israeli Decl...

Beowulf (Poem)

Beowulf - Beowulf is the oldest surviving work of literature in the English language (Old English of course). It's a...

Black Death (Bubonic Plague)

Black Death - The infamous Black Death is usually associated with Europe, but it was, in fact, a worldwide pandemic, and...

Bramhagupta (597-668)

Bramhagupta (597-668) - Mathematician and astronomer from the northwest Indian town of Bhinmal in the state of Rajhastan...

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate - Today Berlin is the largest city in Germany.  But 17th century, shortly after the Thirty Ye...

Bronze Age begins

The Bronze Age - Sometime before 3000 B.C., humans learned to fashion tools out of copper and then add tin to create the...

Buddha (ca. 563-483 B.C.)

Buddha (ca. 563-483 B.C.) - The term "Buddha" means "enlightened" or "awakened" one. The m...

Bûr-Sagalê Eclipse

Bûr-Sagalê Eclipse - Have you ever wondered how we know the dates of ancient events? After all, they didn...

Byzantine-Sassanid War (602-628)

The Byzantine-Sassanid War (602-628) - The final and most significant of the many wars between the Byzantine and Sāssāni...

Click a letter to show articles