World History Chronology

Foraging Peoples

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Early Mesopotamian Civilizations

Expansion and Contraction of Mesopotamian Empires

Cosmopolitan Empires

Islamic Empires

Modern Era


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The Safavid Empire


  • 1501: Ismail becomes shah of Persia, founding the Safavid Empire
  • 1508: Ismail conquers Baghdad and defeats the Uzbeks
  • 1555: Ottoman-Safavid peace
  • 1587-1629: Reign of Shah Abbas I
  • 1638: Truce between Safavids and Ottomans
  • 1723: Safavid Empire collapses


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