Tang Dynasty Timeline

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  • c. 600 CE - 673 CE
    Life of celebrated Chinese court painter Yan Liben.
  • 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.
  • 626 CE - 649 CE
    Woodblock printing process develops under reign of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty.
  • 644 CE
    A Goguryeo army defeats a combined Silla and Tang army.
  • 649 CE - 683 CE
    Reign of Emperor Gaozong in China.
  • 660 CE
    The Baekje kingdom in Korea falls to a joint Silla and Chinese Tang Dynasty army and naval attack.
  • 661 CE
    A Tang Dynasty army unsuccessfully besieges the Goguryeo capital of Pyongyang.
  • 667 CE
    A Tang Dynasty army besieges the Goguryeo capital of Pyongyang for a second time, this time successfully.
  • 668 CE
    The Goguryeo kingdom of northern Korea collapses following an attack by the Tang Dynasty of China.
  • 675 CE
    A Silla army defeats a Tang force at the battles of Maesosong.
  • 675 CE
    The Buddhist Fengxiansi Cave is carved at Longmen Grottoes, China.
  • 676 CE
    A Silla army defeats a Tang force at the battle of Kibolpo, thus gaining control of the whole Korean peninsula.
  • 683 CE - 704 CE
    Reign of Empress Wu Zetian, only female monarch of China.
  • 699 CE - 759 CE
    Life of Wang Wei, the celebrated Chinese landscape painter.
  • 701 CE - 762 CE
    Life of Li Po, greatest poet of the Tang Dynasty.
  • 712 CE - 756 CE
    Taoism becomes official religion of China under the Emperor Xuanzong.
  • 712 CE - 756 CE
    Reign of Xuanzong, 7th emperor of the Tang Dynasty in China.
  • 712 CE - 770 CE
    Life of the poet Du Fu, great poet of Tang Dynasty.
  • 732 CE
    Balhae attacks by sea the Chinese port of Dengzhou.
  • 755 CE
    General An Lushan rebels against Tang Dynasty abuses in China.
  • 756 CE - 762 CE
    Reign of Emperor Suzong in China.
  • 762 CE - 779 CE
    Reign of Emperor Daizong in China.
  • 772 CE - 846 CE
    Life of Bai Juyi, greatest poet of later Tang Dynasty, author of "Song of Everlasting Sorrow".
  • 780 CE - 805 CE
    Reign of Emperor Dezong in China.
  • 805 CE
    Reign of Emperor Shunzong in China.
  • 806 CE - 820 CE
    Reign of Emperor Xianzong 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.
  • 840 CE - 846 CE
    Reign of Chinese emperor Wuzong of the Tang dynasty.
  • 842 CE - 845 CE
    The Chinese state persecutes Buddhist monks and their monasteries.
  • 843 CE
    The Tang empire attacks and kills 10,000 Uyghur tribespeople in Inner Mongolia.
  • 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.
  • 888 CE - 904 CE
    Reign of Emperor Zhaozong in China.
  • 904 CE
    Emperor Zhaozong of China assassinated by Warlord Zhu Quanzong.
  • 904 CE - 907 CE
    Reign of Ai, last Tang Dynasty Emperor of China; assassinated by Warlord Zhu Quanzong at age fifteen.
  • 907 CE - 960 CE
    The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period in China.
  • 937 CE - 975 CE
    First mention of foot-binding in Chinese texts.

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600 CE - 673 CE: Life of celebrated Chinese court painter Yan Liben.
 
618 CE - 907 CE: The Tang Dynasty in China.
 
 
618 CE - 626 CE: Reign of Gaozu, 1st Emperor of Tang Dynasty in China.
 
 
626 CE - 649 CE: Reign of Emperor Taizong in China.
 
626 CE - 649 CE: Woodblock printing process develops under reign of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty.
 
 
644 CE: A Goguryeo army defeats a combined Silla and Tang army.
 
 
649 CE - 683 CE: Reign of Emperor Gaozong in China.
 
 
660 CE: The Baekje kingdom in Korea falls to a joint Silla and Chinese Tang Dynasty army and naval attack.
 
 
661 CE: A Tang Dynasty army unsuccessfully besieges the Goguryeo capital of Pyongyang.
 
 
667 CE: A Tang Dynasty army besieges the Goguryeo capital of Pyongyang for a second time, this time successfully.
 
 
668 CE: The Goguryeo kingdom of northern Korea collapses following an attack by the Tang Dynasty of China.
 
 
675 CE: A Silla army defeats a Tang force at the battles of Maesosong.
 
 
675 CE: The Buddhist Fengxiansi Cave is carved at Longmen Grottoes, China.
 
 
676 CE: A Silla army defeats a Tang force at the battle of Kibolpo, thus gaining control of the whole Korean peninsula.
 
 
683 CE - 704 CE: Reign of Empress Wu Zetian, only female monarch of China.
 
699 CE - 759 CE: Life of Wang Wei, the celebrated Chinese landscape painter.
 
701 CE - 762 CE: Life of Li Po, greatest poet of the Tang Dynasty.
 
712 CE - 756 CE: Taoism becomes official religion of China under the Emperor Xuanzong.
 
712 CE - 756 CE: Reign of Xuanzong, 7th emperor of the Tang Dynasty in China.
 
712 CE - 770 CE: Life of the poet Du Fu, great poet of Tang Dynasty.
 
 
732 CE: Balhae attacks by sea the Chinese port of Dengzhou.
 
 
755 CE: General An Lushan rebels against Tang Dynasty abuses in China.
 
 
756 CE - 762 CE: Reign of Emperor Suzong in China.
 
 
762 CE - 779 CE: Reign of Emperor Daizong in China.
 
772 CE - 846 CE: Life of Bai Juyi, greatest poet of later Tang Dynasty, author of "Song of Everlasting Sorrow".
 
780 CE - 805 CE: Reign of Emperor Dezong in China.
 
805 CE: Reign of Emperor Shunzong in China.
 
806 CE - 820 CE: Reign of Emperor Xianzong 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.
 
 
840 CE - 846 CE: Reign of Chinese emperor Wuzong of the Tang dynasty.
 
 
842 CE - 845 CE: The Chinese state persecutes Buddhist monks and their monasteries.
 
 
843 CE: The Tang empire attacks and kills 10,000 Uyghur tribespeople in Inner Mongolia.
 
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.
 
888 CE - 904 CE: Reign of Emperor Zhaozong in China.
 
904 CE: Emperor Zhaozong of China assassinated by Warlord Zhu Quanzong.
 
904 CE - 907 CE: Reign of Ai, last Tang Dynasty Emperor of China; assassinated by Warlord Zhu Quanzong at age fifteen.
 
 
907 CE - 960 CE: The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period in China.
 
937 CE - 975 CE: First mention of foot-binding in Chinese texts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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