World History Index Of Events

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Sadayavarman Sundara Pandyan I (?-1268)

Sadayavarman Sundara Pandyan I (?-1268) - The historical character with the longest name of this chart, he ruled as empe...

Saladin (ca. 1137-1193)

Saladin (ca. 1137-1193) - Saleh ed-Din Yusuf (Saladin is his Latinized name) is regarded by Muslims as one of the greate...

Samudra Gupta (reign ca. 335-375)

Samudra Gupta (reign ca. 335-375) - Third emperor of the Gupta Empire, he was considered a military genius and one of In...

Sargon the Great (ca. 2334-2279BC)

Sargon I (ca. 2334-2279 BC) - The first known human to receive the epithet of "Great", Sargon was the first Me...

Scythians

Scythians - Who were the Scythians? Back during the great migrations of the 3rd and 2nd Millenniums, the Indo-Aryan peop...

Second Crusade (1145-1149)

Second Crusade (1145-1149) - The Second Crusade began a half century to the year after Pope Urban II delivered his speec...

Second Opium War (1856-1860)

Second Opium War (1856-1860) - Neither side was particularly satisfied with the terms that concluded the First Opium War...

Second Punic War (218-201 B.C.)

Second Punic War (218-201 B.C.) - As devastating as the First Punic War was, the second was even more destructive. It ca...

Sennacherib (ca. 705-681 B.C.)

Sennacherib (ca. 705-681 B.C.) - After his father, Sargon II, died in battle, Sennacherib became king of Assyria. The fi...

Sepoy Mutiny (1857)

Sepoy Mutiny (1857) - The British East India Company dates back to 1600 when Queen Elizabeth I issued a charter creating...

Septuagint

Septuagint - After Alexander the Great conquered the Middle East, the region became Hellenized; that is, its residents a...

Sesostris I

Sesostris I - While Egypt's Old Kingdom is well-known for its building projects and the New Kingdom is known for its...

Sesostris III

Sesostris III - As the fifth pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty, Sesostris III is considered one of the greatest pharaohs of th...

Seven Metals of Antiquity

Seven Metals of Antiquity - The ancient world was essentially built on seven metals: copper, tin, iron, lead, gold, silv...

Seven Years' War (1756-1763)

Seven Years' War (1756-1763) - The Seven Years' War is generally considered the first true world war in history,...

Seventh Crusade (1271-1272)

Seventh Crusade (1271-1272) - The total number of Crusades varies depending on how they are counted.  There were as...

Shaanxi Earthquake (1556)

Shaanxi Earthquake (1556) - The Shaanxi earthquake is the deadliest natural disaster in history (in terms of loss o...

Shabbati Zevi (1626-1676)

Shabbetai Zevi (1626-1676) - The story of Shabbetai Zevi is one of the most interesting historical events I have ever co...

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) - As Einstein is to science, so Shakespeare is to writing.  Easily regarded as the ...

Shapur I (ca. 215-272)

Shapur I (ca. 215-272) - Ardashir I was succeeded by his son, Shapur I. He would later become known as Shapur the Great ...

Shishak (ca. 952-930 B.C.)

Shishak (ca. 952-930 B.C.) - The importance of Shishak to history is that he is the first pharaoh mentioned in the Bible...

Siege of Constantiople (717-718)

Siege of Constantinople (717-718) - After the Arabs conquered the Sāssānid Empire, the rising Islamic Umayyad Calip...

Siege of Orléans (1429)

Siege of Orléans (1429) - It's said about The Hundred Years' War that England won most of the battles, bu...

Silk Road

Silk Road - The Silk Road might be thought of as the first information superhighway in history. It sprang up as a trade ...

Sima Qian (ca. 145-86 B.C.)

Sima Qian (ca. 145-86 B.C.) - China's greatest historian, he is considered the father of Chinese historiography. He ...

Sima Yan (236-290)

Sima Yan (236-290) - Military general who lived at the end of the Three Kingdoms Period and re-unified China under the J...

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596)

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) - The age of English naval dominance began in the late 16th century and was spearheaded by...

Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595)

Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595) - John Hawkins is not nearly as well known as his second cousin, Francis Drake; nevertheles...

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) - Thomas More was to Henry VIII as Thomas à Beckett was to Henry II three and a half ...

Sixth Crusade (1248-1254)

Sixth Crusade (1248-1254) - What I am referring to as the Sixth Crusade is actually historically remembered as the Seven...

Socrates (ca. 470-399 B.C.)

Socrates (ca. 470-399 B.C.) - Of the many fields which flourished in Classical Athens, one of the most well-known w...

Solon (ca. 638-558 B.C.)

Solon (ca. 638-558 B.C.) - Athenian statesman, lawgiver and poet. He earned a reputation as one of the "Seven Sages...

Sophocles (ca. 496-406 B.C.)

Sophocles (ca. 496-406 B.C.) - The second of the great tragedians, Sophocles is author of perhaps the most famous play o...

Spanish Flu (1918-1920)

Spanish Flu (1918-1920) - Next to the Black Death outbreak of the Middle Ages, the 1918 flu pandemic was the deadliest i...

Spartacus (ca. 109-71 B.C.)

Spartacus (ca. 109-71 B.C.) - Slavery was a standard institution in the ancient world. Even Athens, perhaps the most enl...

St Peter's Basillica

St Peter's Basilica - The church of the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica is one of the largest and most famous chur...

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) - After the passing of the first generation of Christian leaders (i.e. the Apostles), t...

St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral - The most famous landmark in Russia and one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, ...

Step Pyramid of Djoser

Step Pyramid - The study of the history of Egyptian pyramids is a large and interesting field all by itself. For the sak...

Stirrups (Invention)

Stirrups - Stirrups give the rider a lot more leverage making combat on horseback much more effective. The earliest depi...

Stonehenge

Stonehenge - When was Stonehenge built? The more it's studied, the older it seems to get. Geoffrey of Monmouth, who ...

Suez Canal

Suez Canal - For millennia humans had wanted to cut a path through Egypt in order to open a waterway between the Mediter...

Suleiman the Magnificent (1494-1566)

Suleiman the Magnificent (1494-1566) - Suleiman is considered the greatest sultan of the Ottoman Empire (even more so th...

Sulla, Lucius Cornelius (138-78 B.C.)

Lucius Cornelius Sulla (138-78 B.C.) - Let's pick up where we left off with Gaius Marius; for that's were Sulla&...

Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925)

Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) - In China's entire history, from its foundation up until the early 20th-century, the countr...

Sun-Tzu (ca. 544-496 B.C.)

Sun-Tzu (ca. 544-496 B.C.) - The most famous military treatise in history was written by Sun-Tzu. The accounts of h...

Sword of Goujian

Sword of Goujian - The earliest of the unique swords on this chart, the Sword of Goujian is truly a unique artifact...

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