Chang'an Timeline

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  • 1600 BCE - 1046 BCE
  • 1046 BCE - 771 BCE
    Western Zhou dynasty replaces the Shang Dynasty in China.
  • 206 BCE - 9 CE
    The Western Han dynasty rules China from their capital in Chang'an.
  • Mar 202 BCE
    Emperor Gaozu (Liu Bang) becomes the first Han ruler.
  • 141 BCE - 87 BCE
    Reign of Emperor Wu (Wu the Great), the most effective and influential of the Han monarchs.
  • 140 BCE - 87 BCE
    Han emperor Wu rules and expands Han territory in China.
  • 130 BCE
    The Silk Road is officially opened.
  • 2 CE
    Chang'an, the imperial capital of China, had a population of nearly 250 thousand people.
  • 23 CE
    The sack of Chang'an, imperial capital of China.
  • c. 23 CE
    After the sack of Chang'an, Liu Xiu led his loyal officials to the city of Luoyang, where the Chinese imperial capital was relocated.
  • 618 CE - 907 CE
  • 618 CE - 626 CE
    Reign of Gaozu, 1st Emperor of Tang Dynasty in China.
  • 626 CE - 649 CE
    Reign of Emperor Taizong in China.
  • 649 CE - 683 CE
    Reign of Emperor Gaozong in China.
  • 683 CE - 704 CE
    Reign of Empress Wu Zetian, only female monarch of China.
  • 712 CE - 756 CE
    Reign of Xuanzong, 7th emperor of the Tang Dynasty in China.
  • 756 CE - 762 CE
    Reign of Emperor Suzong in China.
  • 762 CE - 779 CE
    Reign of Emperor Daizong in China.
  • 780 CE - 805 CE
    Reign of Emperor Dezong in China.
  • 805 CE
    Reign of Emperor Shunzong in China.
  • 821 CE - 824 CE
    Reign of Emperor Muzong in China.
  • 824 CE - 826 CE
    Reign of Emperor Jingzong in China.
  • 826 CE - 840 CE
    Reign of Emperor Wenzong in China.
  • 840 CE - 846 CE
    Reign of Emperor Wuzong in China.
  • 846 CE - 859 CE
    Reign of Emperor Xuanzong II in China.
  • 859 CE - 873 CE
    Reign of Emperor Yizong in China; severe drought causes famine.
  • 873 CE - 888 CE
    Reign of Emperor Xizong in China; Huang-Chao Rebellion erupts against government corruption and neglect.
  • 874 CE - 884 CE
    Huang-Chao Rebellion topples weakened Tang Dynasty in China.
  • 904 CE - 907 CE
    Reign of Ai, last Tang Dynasty Emperor of China; assassinated by Warlord Zhu Quanzong at age fifteen.