Medieval Timelines The Difference Between BC and AD

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Medieval Timelines

Medieval Timelines

The Difference Between BC and AD. • AD- stands for Anno Domini, which is

The Difference Between BC and AD. • AD- stands for Anno Domini, which is Latin for "year of our Lord, " and it means the number of years since the birth of Jesus Christ. That was 2000 years ago, so the date 500 A. D. means 1500 years ago. • BC-It stands for Before Christ, and it means the number of years before the birth of Jesus Christ. That was 2000 years ago, so the date 552 B. C. means 2552 years ago. • Some people use B. C. E. instead. That stands for Before the Common Era, and is used in order to avoid Christian references.

Jesus is crucified around this date. 30 AD

Jesus is crucified around this date. 30 AD

Mohammad born. Who later professed receiving revelations from God, which are recorded in the

Mohammad born. Who later professed receiving revelations from God, which are recorded in the Qer'an. Syria, Jerusalem, Egypt, Persia, & N. Africa fall to Muslim armies many decades later. 571 AD

In 325 AD many early Christian religious leaders assemble to unify their doctrine, in

In 325 AD many early Christian religious leaders assemble to unify their doctrine, in meeting called the Council of Nicea.

The Vikings during this time were beginning to invade Ireland they also settle into

The Vikings during this time were beginning to invade Ireland they also settle into Greenland. 793 AD

 Pope Urban II calls for the First Crusade to protect the Christian pilgrims

Pope Urban II calls for the First Crusade to protect the Christian pilgrims from attack. They also retake Jerusalem from the Muslims. In 1099 AD they succeed.

In this year 638 AD Jerusalem is captured by Muslims.

In this year 638 AD Jerusalem is captured by Muslims.

The Inquisitions begins during this time. Those who spoke out against the ruling church

The Inquisitions begins during this time. Those who spoke out against the ruling church would be subject to death or severe torture. 1184 AD

Genghis Khan leads the Mongol armies. 30 to 60 million people are killed in

Genghis Khan leads the Mongol armies. 30 to 60 million people are killed in their campaigns building the largest known land empire. It stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Black Sea. 1206 AD

Eyeglasses are common in Europe for scholars and the wealthy. 1300 AD

Eyeglasses are common in Europe for scholars and the wealthy. 1300 AD

The Black Plague (aka Bubonic) enters Europe. The Plague ravages Europe 20 -40% of

The Black Plague (aka Bubonic) enters Europe. The Plague ravages Europe 20 -40% of the population perishes. 1347 AD

German inventor Johann Gutenberg revolutionizes knowledge transfer. He improves or invents three items: the

German inventor Johann Gutenberg revolutionizes knowledge transfer. He improves or invents three items: the printing press, movable metal type, and an oil-based ink. His first work is the 42 -line Bible 1455 AD

The Bible is translated into English by John Wycliffe. 1381 AD

The Bible is translated into English by John Wycliffe. 1381 AD

Leonardo da Vinci is Born. Who latter becomes a prophetic designer and artiest. 1440

Leonardo da Vinci is Born. Who latter becomes a prophetic designer and artiest. 1440 AD

In what year did Christopher Columbus sail the ocean blue? He was head for

In what year did Christopher Columbus sail the ocean blue? He was head for China and India but fortunately for him he ran into the Americas. He dies in 1506 still thinking he had landed in Asia. 1492 AD

1514 AD After studying in Italy, Nicolas Copernicus returns to Poland convinced that the

1514 AD After studying in Italy, Nicolas Copernicus returns to Poland convinced that the earth revolves around the sun. He dedicates his work to his friend Pope Paul III.

1517 AD An Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, nails his 95 theses to the church

1517 AD An Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, nails his 95 theses to the church door in Wattenberg; unknowingly initiating the Protestant revolution.

1712 AD Thomas Savery creates the first successful steam engine used to evacuate water

1712 AD Thomas Savery creates the first successful steam engine used to evacuate water from mines.

1776 AD The American colonies declare themselves independent of Great Britain.

1776 AD The American colonies declare themselves independent of Great Britain.

1789 AD The French Revolution begins with the storming of the Bastille to free

1789 AD The French Revolution begins with the storming of the Bastille to free prisoners. Oddly enough the Bastille was empty of any real prisoners.

1804 AD Napoleon is crowned Emperor of France and eleven years later is defeated

1804 AD Napoleon is crowned Emperor of France and eleven years later is defeated at Waterloo

1876 AD • Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone, which is just the beginning

1876 AD • Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone, which is just the beginning of his inventions. Some which are the telephone, Loudspeaker, Photo phone, and the metal detector.

1742 AD • Benjamin Franklin invented many things in which we still use today

1742 AD • Benjamin Franklin invented many things in which we still use today some of these are; The Franklin stove, Lightning Rod, bifocals, and Daylight Savings.

1837 AD • In this year the steel plow was invented by a young

1837 AD • In this year the steel plow was invented by a young man named John Deere.

1607 AD • Jamestown is the first English colony in the Americas.

1607 AD • Jamestown is the first English colony in the Americas.

1861 AD • The American civil war erupts between the northern ("unionist") states and

1861 AD • The American civil war erupts between the northern ("unionist") states and the southern ("confederate") states (26. 2 million versus 8. 1 million)