There is a lot to see here: Famous and important people who influenced the course of the history of nations or even mankind. Events that have burned into the collective memory of people. Or note the periods, for example, wars that changed the boundaries of nations. When you see the list of articles, you can broaden your horizons. Click on it and learn something about the person. Look at his career, how it began and how the person ended. Not all of them had a happy ending. Click into the embedded videos and learn more. It has many documentaries and some footage where you can see the person himself. Seeing the history of mankind in a timeline gives you as a visitor new insight. It is much easier to correctly understand the different eras.
Antiquity -4500 to 500
We start the history of mankind with this epoch. Classical Antiquity actually covers the period from about -800 to around 600 and is distinguished from previous and subsequent eras by common and consistent cultural traditions. Worth mentioning here is Ancient Greece, Hellenism and the Roman Empire. In our timeline this period is broader, because in this period the writing had been developed. Findings that are dated older, such as spearheads can usually not be assigned to a nation or a culture. For this reason, the ages are then only conjectures and not really evidence.
Medieval 500 to 1300
With the fall of the Roman Empire in the West (476), the ancient world came to an end. The Roman Empire was already Christianized at this time and during the Middle Ages Europe was Christianized as well. The social and economic system of the Middle Ages was feudalism. A society ordered by estates, was shaped by Christianity. Both in the world view, science, literature, architecture, art and culture. Latin, the official language of the Roman Empire, remained as the universal language of education.
Renaissance 1300 to 1500
This period is known as the transitional period between the Middle Ages and modern times. Efforts were made to revive the cultural achievements of Greek and Roman antiquity. The return to former achievements, in turn, caused many discoveries and inventions, which was mainly due to the rediscovery of ancient mathematics. The origins of the Renaissance are located in northern Italy, thus many Italian artists are mentioned in connection with the art epoch, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello or Titian to name just a few.
Modern Age 1500 to 1750
With the advent of the Reformation in the 16th century by Luther, Calvin and Zwingli, the Modern Age was ushered in. The authority of the Catholic Church in Europe began to be questioned and the first attempts at the so-called Age of Enlightenment were made. Actually, the modern era continues to the present. The period mentioned above is the early modern era.
Industrial Age 1750 to 1970
Rapid technological development ushered in the Industrial Revolution. Tremendous social, economic and societal upheavals occurred. In large parts of the developed world, the transformation from agriculture to industrial society with the corresponding division of labor succeeded. The capitalist entrepreneurs and the wage-dependent proletarians now faced each other. Due to the unbridled capitalism and the inadequate housing situation of many workers, there were recurring labor unrest. Through social reforms, national governments attempted to relieve the acute hardship and address its causes.
Information Age since 1970
With the emergence of computer technology, the technical revolution got a new drive. All this was the basis for today's world, where fast Internet, mobile phones and digitalization rule the world. To this day, the breathtaking technical development continues in all areas. It seems that the history of mankind is heading for an unprecedented climax.