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List Of Centuries
The pages listed below contain information about trends and events in particular centuries and millennia.v t eCenturies and millenniaMillennium CenturyBC (BCE)4th 40th 39th 38th 37th 36th 35th 34th 33rd 32nd 31st3rd 30th 29th 28th 27th 26th 25th 24th 23rd 22nd 21st2nd 20th 19th 18th 17th 16th 15th 14th 13th 12th 11th1st 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1stAD (CE)1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th2nd 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th3rd 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30thSee also[edit]List of millennia List of decades List of years List of timelines Chronology See calendar and list of calendars for other groupings of years. See history, history by period, and periodization for different organizations of historical events. For earlier time periods, see Timeline of the Big Bang, Geologic time scale, Timeline of evolution, and Logarithmic timeline.
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4th Century
The 4th century
4th century
(per the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
and Anno Domini/Common era) was the time period which lasted from 301
301
to 400. In the West, the early part of the century was shaped by Constantine the Great, who became the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. Gaining sole reign of the empire, he is also noted for re-establishing a single imperial capital, choosing the site of ancient Byzantium
Byzantium
in 330 (over the current capitals, which had effectively been changed by Diocletian's reforms to Milan
Milan
in the West, and Nicomedeia in the East) to build the city soon called Nova Roma (New Rome); it was later renamed Constantinople
Constantinople
in his honor. The last emperor to control both the eastern and western halves of the empire was Theodosius I
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8th Century BC
The 8th century
8th century
BC started the first day of 800 BC
800 BC
and ended the last day of 701 BC. The 8th century
8th century
BC is a period of great change for several historically significant civilizations. In Egypt, the 23rd and 24th dynasties lead to rule from Nubia
Nubia
in the 25th Dynasty. The Neo-Assyrian Empire
Neo-Assyrian Empire
reaches the peak of its power, conquering the Kingdom of Israel as well as nearby countries. Greece colonizes other regions of the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
and Black Sea. Rome
Rome
is founded in 753 BC, and the Etruscan civilization
Etruscan civilization
expands in Italy
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16th Century BC
The 1 6th century BC
6th century BC
is a century which lasted from 1600 BC to 1501 BC.Contents1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Sovereign States 4 References 5 Decades and yearsEvents[edit]The royal Grave Circle in Mycenae, Greece
Greece
(left) and the 'Mask of Agamemnon' (right) found in one of the graves. 1700 BC – 1500 BC: Hurrian conquests. 1601 BC: Sharma-Adad II
Sharma-Adad II
became the King of Assyria. c. 1600 BC: The creation of one of the oldest surviving astronomical documents, a copy of which was found in the Babylonian library of Ashurbanipal: a 21-year record of the appearances of Venus
Venus
(which the early Babylonians called Nindaranna): Venus
Venus
tablet of Ammisaduqa. c. 1600 BC: The date of the earliest discovered rubber balls. c. 1600 BC: Early Mycenaean culture: weapons, Cyclopaean walls, and chariots. c
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15th Century BC
The 1 5th century BC
5th century BC
is a century which lasted from 1500 BC to 1401 BC.Contents1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Sovereign States 5 Decades and years 6 ReferencesEvents[edit]Statue of Thutmosis III
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14th Century BC
The 1 4th century BC
4th century BC
is a century which lasted from the year 1400 BC until 1301 BC. Events[edit]The northern Colossus of Memnon1397 BC: Pandion I, legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 40 years and is succeeded by his son Erechtheus II of Athens. 1390 BC: In Mesopotamia, emergence of Assyrians as independent power. 1385 BC: Pharaoh
Pharaoh
Amenhotep III
Amenhotep III
of Egypt
Egypt
marries Tiy, his Chief Queen. 1380 BC: Amenhotep III
Amenhotep III
connects the Nile
Nile
and the Red Sea
Red Sea
with a canal. 1372 BC: The Hittites
Hittites
conquer all of the Kingdom of Mitanni
Mitanni
west of the Euphrates. (J.M
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13th Century BC
The 13th century
13th century
BC was the period from 1300 to 1201 BC.Contents1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Sovereign States 4 ReferencesEvents[edit]1300 BC: Cemetery H culture
Cemetery H culture
comes to an end in the Indus Valley. 1292 BC: End of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, start of the Nineteenth Dynasty. 1282 BC: Pandion II, legendary King of Athens, dies after a nominal reign of 25 years. He reportedly only reigned in Megara
Megara
while Athens and the rest of Attica
Attica
were under the control of an alliance of Nobles led by his uncle Metion (son of Erechtheus of Athens) and his sons (including in some accounts Daedalus). His four sons lead a successful military campaign to regain the throne
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12th Century BC
The 12th century
12th century
BC is the period from 1200 to 1101 BC. The Late Bronze Age collapse in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean is often considered to begin in this century.Contents1 Events 2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4 Sovereign StatesEvents[edit]Walls of the excavated city of Troy, supposed center of the legendary Trojan War1200 BC: The first civilization in Central and North America develops in about 1200 BC in the coastal regions of the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the Olmec civilization, its early site is at San Lorenzo
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11th Century BC
The 11th century
11th century
BC comprises all years from 1100 BC to 1001 BC. Although many human societies were literate in this period, some of the individuals mentioned below may be apocryphal rather than historically accurate. Events[edit] David
David
and Saul (1885) by Julius Kronberg. The two men are considered the first Kings of the United Monarchy
United Monarchy
of Israel1089 BC: Melanthus, legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 37 years and is succeeded by his son Codrus. 1069 BC: Ramses XI
Ramses XI
dies, ending the Twentieth Dynasty. He is succeeded by Smendes I, who founds the Twenty-first Dynasty. 1068 BC: Codrus, legendary King of Athens, dies in battle against Dorian invaders after a reign of 21 years. Athenian
Athenian
tradition considers him the last King to have held absolute power
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1st Millennium BC
The 1st millennium
1st millennium
BC encompasses the Iron Age
Iron Age
and sees the rise of many successive empires, and spanned from 1000 BC to 1 BC. The Neo-Assyrian Empire
Neo-Assyrian Empire
develops, followed by the Achaemenids. In Greece, Classical Antiquity
Classical Antiquity
begins with the colonization of Magna Graecia and peaks with the rise of Hellenism. The close of the millennium sees the rise of the Roman Empire. In South Asia, the Vedic civilization blends into the Maurya Empire. The early Celts
Celts
dominate Central Europe while Northern Europe is in the Pre-Roman Iron Age. The Scythians
Scythians
dominate Central Asia. In China, the Spring and Autumn period sees the rise of Confucianism
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10th Century BC
The 10th century
10th century
BC started the first day of 1000 BC and ended the last day of 901 BC. This period followed the Late Bronze Age collapse in the Near East, and the century saw the Early Iron Age take hold there. The Greek Dark Ages
Greek Dark Ages
which had come about in 1200 BC continued. The Neo-Assyrian Empire
Neo-Assyrian Empire
is established towards the end of the 10th century BC. In the Iron Age in India, the Vedic period
Vedic period
is ongoing. In China, the Zhou dynasty
Zhou dynasty
is in power. Bronze Age Europe
Bronze Age Europe
continued with Urnfield culture
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9th Century BC
The 9th century
9th century
BC started the first day of 900 BC and ended the last day of 801 BC. It was a period of great change for several civilizations. In Africa, Carthage
Carthage
is founded by the Phoenicians
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7th Century BC
The 7th century
7th century
BC began the first day of 700 BC
700 BC
and ended the last day of 601 BC. The Assyrian Empire
Assyrian Empire
continued to dominate the Near East
Near East
during this century, exercising formidable power over neighbors like Babylon
Babylon
and Egypt. In the last two decades of the century, however, the empire began to unravel as numerous enemies made alliances and waged war from all sides. The Assyrians finally left the world stage permanently when their capital Nineveh
Nineveh
was destroyed in 612 BC
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Millennium
A millennium (plural millennia or millenniums) is a period equal to 1000 years,[1] also called kiloyears. It derives from the Latin
Latin
mille, thousand, and annus, year. It is often, but not always, related to a particular dating system. Sometimes, it is used specifically for periods of a thousand years that begin at the starting point (initial reference point) of the calendar in consideration (typically the year "1"), or in later years that are whole number multiples of a thousand years after it
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6th Century BC
The 6th century
6th century
BC started the first day of 600 BC and ended the last day of 501 BC. This century represents the peak of a period in human history popularly known as Axial Age. This period saw the emergence of five major thought streams springing from five great thinkers in different parts of the world: Buddha
Buddha
and Mahavira
Mahavira
in India, Zoroaster
Zoroaster
in Persia, Pythagoras
Pythagoras
in Greece and Confucius
Confucius
in China. Pāṇini, in India, composed a grammar for Sanskrit, in this century or slightly later.[1] This is the oldest still known grammar of any language. In Western Asia, the first half of this century was dominated by the Neo-Babylonian or Chaldean empire, which had risen to power late in the previous century after successfully rebelling against Assyrian rule
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5th Century BC
The 5th century
5th century
BC started the first day of 500 BC
500 BC
and ended the last day of 401 BC.The Parthenon
Parthenon
of Athens
Athens
seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west. Location 23°43'35.69"E 37°58'17.39"NThis century saw the establishment of Pataliputra
Pataliputra
as a capital of Magadha
Magadha
Empire. This city would later become the ruling capital of different Indian Kingdoms for about a thousand years. This period saw the rise of two great philosophical schools of the East, Jainism
Jainism
and Buddhism. This period saw Mahavira
Mahavira
and Buddha
Buddha
spreading their respective teachings in Northern Plains of India. This essentially changed the socio-cultural and political dynamics of the region of South Asia
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