World History Chronology

Evolution of Hominids

Foraging Societies

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Classical Empires

Unification of Eurasia

Unification of the Hemispheres

Formation of World Culture

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The Development of a Scientific Culture

1800-1914

 

Physics and Chemistry

  • 1819: Oersted discovers electromagnetism
  • 1847: Hermann von Helmhotz formulates the law of the conservation of energy
  • 1869: Dmitri Mendeleev publishes the Periodic Table of the Elements
  • 1873: James Clerk Maxwell publishes his equations on electromagnetism
  • 1895: Wilhelm Roentgen discovers x-rays
  • 1900: Max Planck developed quantum physics
  • 1905: Einstein publishes his special theory of relativity
  • 1916: Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity
  • 1927: Werner Heisenberg develops the Uncertainty Principle

The Theory of Evolution

  • 1832-1834: Charles Lyell publishes his Principles of Geology
  • 1831-1836: Darwin serves as naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle
  • 1809-1882: Charles Darwin
  • 1859: On the Origin of Species is published
  • 1871: Darwin publishes The Descent of Man
  • 1822-1884: Gregor Mendel discovers principles of heredity
  • 1894: T. H. Huxley: Evolution and Ethics

Social Science

  • 1851: Herbert Spencer: Social Statics
  • 1851: Auguste Comte: System of Positive Politics
  • 1859: John Stuart Mill: On Liberty
  • 1867: Karl Marx publishes the first volume of Das Kapital
  • 1869: John Stuart Mill: The Subjection of Women
  • 1832-1920: Wilhelm Wundt
  • 1849-1936: Ivan Pavlov
  • 1858-1917: Emile Durkheim
  • 1859-1939: Sigmund Freud
  • 1857-1911: Alfred Binet

Medicine

  • 1822-1895: Louis Pasteur

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