World History Index Of Events

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Caesar, Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.)

Augustus Caesar (63 B.C.-14 A.D.) - Julius Caesar's grand-nephew and first official emperor of the Roman Empire. He ...

Caesar, Gaius Julius (100-44 B.C.)

Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) - History's most famous Roman and the man most responsible for ending the Republic...

Capt. James Cook (1728-1779)

Capt. James Cook (1728-1779) - There are many great sailors in British history.  There are also many great explorer...

Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642)

Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642) - The clergyman who dabbled in politics.  That's not unheard of, but Cardinal Ri...

Catherine the Great (1729-1796)

Catherine the Great (1729-1796) - The most well-known and longest reigning (from 1762-1796) Czarina in Russian history. ...

Chandra Gupta II (reign ca. 380-415)

Chandra Gupta II (reign ca. 380-415) - Another powerful monarch of the Gupta empire and Samudra Gupta's son, many co...

Charlemagne (742-814)

Charlemagne (ca. 742-814) - He is the most dominant figure in European history from the Fall of the Western Empire until...

Charlemagne conquers the Lombards

Charlemagne conquers the Lombards - In 774, early in his reign, Charlemagne conquered the Lombards and became King of It...

Charles Martel (ca. 688-741)

Charles Martel (ca. 688-741) - Charles "The Hammer" Martel could rightly be considered the "Savior of Eur...

Charles V (1500-1558)

Charles V (1500-1558) - Charles V was the grandson of Ferdinand and Isabella, and as a result, reaped the benefits of th...

Chaucer, Geoffrey (ca. 1340-1400)

Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1340-1400) - English poet, often called the "Father of English literature" because he wa...

Cheng Tang (Emperor Tang)

Cheng Tang - After the Battle of Mingtiao, the new Emperor Tang quickly consolidated his power. He enslaved the Xia peas...

Chess (Origin)

Chess - The modern international game of Chess has its origins in India. It was invented around the 6th century during t...

Chosroes I (ca.500-579)

Chosroes I (ca.500-579) - Also Khosrau I. Son of Kavadh I and Sāssānid emperor from 532-579. He ranks up there with Shap...

Chosroes II (570-628)

Chosroes II (570-628) - Also Khosrau II. The last noteworthy emperor before the Sāssānid empire was conquered by the Ara...

Christ crucified

Christ crucified - He was not crucified for being a teacher. He was not crucified for being a prophet. He was crucified ...

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) - The man who bridged the "Old" and "New" worlds, Christopher Colum...

Churchill, Winston (1874-1965)

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - The man who defied Hitler and saved Great Britain (as well as perhaps all of Europe) fro...

Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.)

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) - Roman statesman and politician who is considered one of the greatest orators in Ro...

Cleisthenes (ca. 570-507 B.C.)

Cleisthenes (ca. 570-507 B.C.) - Who is the architect of Athenian democracy? While Solon is considered to have initiated...

Cleopatra (69-30 B.C.)

Cleopatra (69-30 B.C.) - Cleopatra VII Philopater (her full name) is one of the most famous women in history. She is oft...

Clovis (ca. 466-511)

Clovis (ca. 466-511) - With the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, a vacuum was created allowing for the opportunity ...

Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi - After the fall of the Akkadian Empire by the Gutians, Mesopotamia was invaded from the West by the A...

Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes - The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the Ancient Wonders, that came about as the result of the Diadochi...

Commodore Matthew Perry (1794-1858)

Commodore Matthew Perry (1794-1858) - By the mid-19th century, Japan had been a closed society for over 200 years; that ...

Confucius (ca. 551-479 B.C.)

Confucius (ca. 551-479 B.C.) - Is Confucianism a philosophy or a religion? The best answer is likely that it's a phi...

Constantine the Great (ca. 272-337)

Constantine the Great (ca. 272-337) - Constantine was the last significant emperor of what we traditionally think of as ...

Constantinople

Constantinople - By the 4th century, the Roman Empire, particularly the west, was in steep decline. It likely would have...

Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473-1543)

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) - Copernicus is often considered the scientist who helped bring humanity out of the Midd...

Córdoba Mosque

Córdoba Mosque - The Great Mosque of Córdoba (simply La Mezquita in Spanish) was originally the Visigothic...

Corinth Sacked (146 B.C.)

Corinth Sacked (146 B.C.) - While Rome famously destroyed Carthage in 146 B.C., to a lesser known degree, it did the sam...

Cortés and Pizarro

Cortés & Pizarro - There was a fundamental difference between European nations on how they colonized the Amer...

Council of Clermont (1095)

Council of Clermont (1095) - A synod that was held in Clermont, France from November 18th to November 28th of 1095. ...

Crimean War (1853-1856)

Crimean War (1853-1856) - The Crimean War began as a sort of modern-day crusade between Russia and the Ottoman Empire ov...

Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658)

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) - In the middle of the 17th century Great Britain flirted with a parliamentary government by...

Cuneiform

Cuneiform - The first written communication did not appear as words, but pictographs. That is, images used to represent ...

Cyrus the Great (ca. 559-530 B.C.)

Cyrus the Great (ca. 559-530 B.C.) - Who was the second greatest "Great" after Alexander the Great? Cyrus the ...

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