Timelines of modern history

The following are timelines of modern history, from the end of the Middle Ages, c.1400 – c.1500,[1] to the present.

General timelines

Early modern period

Late modern period

Contemporary period


Topical timelines



See also

List of timelines


  1. Encyclopedia Britannica "The Middle-Ages" Retrieved October 14, 2020

Further reading

  • Langer, William. An Encyclopedia of World History (5th ed. 1973); highly detailed outline of events online free
  • Morris, Richard B. and Graham W. Irwin, eds. Harper Encyclopedia of the Modern World: A Concise Reference History from 1760 to the Present (1970) online