Some Really Important Dates

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1500bc Aryan invasion
800bc Vedas written
800-500bc Early Upanisads written
586bc Jerusalem conquered by Babylonians
551-479 bc Confucius
550-400?? bc Laozi
500 bc Mahabarata
563-483bc Buddha
520-497 bc Pythagoras
540-468 bc Mahavira
2220 bc Creatan Minoan Culture
1000 bc Destruction of Mycenean Palace Culture
900-800 bc revival of population on Peloponesis, use of iron in tools and weapons.
750 bc Greek city states growth.
750-550 bc period of Greek colonization.
480 bc Xerxes, ruler of Persia attacks at Thermopylae and Salamis
477 bc Athens governs Delian League
495-429, Pericles.
450-429, Period of "Periclean Athens" - democratic and legal reforms. great playwrights such as: Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides
431-404, Peloponnesian War, starting with Spartan invasion of Attica, ending with Athens surrender in 404
415 Alcibiades defects to Sparta.
404 Athens surrenders to Sparta.
404-403, Reign of Terror in Athens, 30 Tyrants.
399, Socrates trial.
480 Battle of Thermopylae
469-399 Socrates
427-347 Plato
412-324 Diogenes of Sinope
384-322 Aristotle
365-290 Chuang-Tzu
356-323 Alexander the Great
341-270 Epicurus
333-262 Zeno of Citium (Stoic)
279-206 bc Chrysippus (Stoic)
304-232 Ashoka the Great
264-149 Punic Wars
250 Third Buddhist Council
200-100bc Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali
106-46 Cicero
70bc - 19 Virgil
65bc - 8 Horace
35bc - 45ad Philo of Alexandria
0-33 Jesus
3-65 Seneca
50-120 ad Epictetus
121-180 Marcus Aurelius
354-430 Augustine
570-632 Muhammed
1491-1556 Ignatius of Loyola