Time Lines (Don't Don't Chart It)
February 11, 2015 8:48 AM   Subscribe

Vistorica: dynamic timelines of European history, 1500-2000.

The project concentrates on charting the life spans of prominent figures in a variety of cultural categories. For example:

-European bankers and entrepreneurs, 1500-1750
-Dutch poets of the 1700s
-French military figures of the 16th century
-Victorian engineers

It's also possible to lay out timelines of inventions, cultural achievements, and wars, but for now this functionality seems restricted to Germany, France, and Britain.
posted by Iridic (1 comment total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
(A couple of caveats:

-Most of the data was derived from Wikipedia, including the little black "relative importance" meters for cultural figures. The usual Wiki warnings apply.
-This is a pretty top-down, Great Man glance at history. I would use it more as a method of orientation than as a map.)
posted by Iridic at 8:53 AM on February 11, 2015

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