Often when I encounter some new figure or event, I literally have no grasp of what century we’re in or how he/she/it fits into history.This timeline is an attempt to create a temporal map of people/things I learn about as well as put them into historical context.
I’m choosing to list by date of birth for people and playing it by ear for events.
- 1137-1204 | Eleanor of Aquitaine
- 1729-1796 | Catherine the Great
- 1819-1901 | Queen Victoria
- 1908-1992 | M.F.K. Fisher
- 1918 | The Romanovs (the last of the family to rule Russia, executed in 1918)
- 2004 | Rosetta Spacecraft launched