Qin Dynasty Timeline

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259 BCE - 210 BCE: Life of Ying Zheng of Qin, Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China.
 
 
246 BCE - 247 BCE: Prince Ying Zheng becomes King of Qin, age 12 or 13.
 
 
230 BCE - 221 BCE: King Ying Zheng of Qin defeats the other warring states, claims Mandate of Heaven to rule China.
 
 
221 BCE: King Ying Zheng assumes the title Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China. Founds Qin Dynasty.
 
 
221 BCE - 206 BCE: The Qin Dynasty in China.
 
 
221 BCE: Construction of Northern Frontier wall by Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China, precursor to Great Wall.
 
 
221 BCE - 206 BCE: Qin Dynasty, Emperor Shi Huangdi adopts Legalism as state philosophy and bans all others.
 
 
218 BCE: Construction of the Great Wall of China is initiated.
 
 
213 BCE - 210 BCE: Shi Huangdi increasingly obsessed with death and immortality.
 
 
210 BCE: First Emperor of China Shi Huangdi dies, buried with army of 8,000 terracotta warriors in palace tomb.
 
 
202 BCE: The Battle of Gaixia, Chu forces defeated by the Han.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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