Visual Timeline: Zhou Dynasty

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1046 BCE - 771 BCE: Western Zhou dynasty replaces the Shang Dynasty in China.
 
841 BCE - 828 BCE: Gonghe Regency in the Western Zhou Dynasty. During this period, King Li of Zhou was exiled and the country was ruled by two dukes.
 
 
772 BCE - 476 BCE: The Spring and Autumn Period in China.
 
 
771 BCE: Following nomadic attacks in the west, the Chinese Zhou dynasty moves its capital east to Luoyang. Beginning of Eastern Zhou Period.
 
 
771 BCE - 256 BCE: Eastern Zhou Dynasty in China.
 
551 BCE - 479 BCE: Life of Confucius.
 
 
500 BCE: Probable life of the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu, founder of Taoism and author of the Tao-Te-Ching.
 
 
481 BCE - 221 BCE: Warring States Period in China.
 
 
364 BCE: Duke Xin, ruler of Qin, is awarded the title of Hegemon by the Zhou state.
 
 
343 BCE: Xiao, ruler of Qin, is awarded the title of Hegemon by the Zhou state.
 
 
326 BCE: Huiwen, ruler of Qin, is awarded royal status by the Zhou state.
 
 
256 BCE: The army of the state of Qin captures the city of Chengzhou and the last Zhou ruler, King Nan, is killed. End of the Zhou Dynasty.
 
 
256 BCE: The Qin absorbs the remains of the Zhou state.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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