Timeline of invention

This is a list of inventions, listed in chronological order.

Table of contents
1 Significant inventions not assigned
2 Significant inventions, arranged in chronological order
2.1 8th millennium BC
2.2 7th millennium BC
2.3 4th millennium BC
2.4 3rd millennium BC
2.5 23rd century BC
2.6 22nd century BC
2.7 21st century BC
2.8 19th century BC
2.9 18th century BC
2.10 16th century BC
2.11 15th century BC
2.12 10th century BC
2.13 7th century BC
2.14 460s BC
2.15 410s BC
2.16 400s BC
2.17 350s BC
2.18 220s BC
2.19 150s BC
2.20 100s BC
2.21 1-99
2.22 100-199
2.23 200-299
2.24 300-399
2.25 400-499
2.26 500-599
2.27 600-699
2.28 700-799
2.29 800-899
2.30 900-999
2.31 1000-1099
2.32 1100-1099
2.33 1200-1299
2.34 1300-1399
2.35 1400-1499
2.36 1500-1599
2.37 1600-1699
2.38 1700-1799
2.39 1800-1899
2.40 1900-1999
2.41 2000-2099
3 See also

Significant inventions not assigned

  • the arch - used extensively by Rome but existing earlier
  • cultivation of lactic acid bacteria, used on milk, vegetables and skin
  • other types of bacteria, for example used for tanning and producing vinegar
  • the pulley
  • the screw
  • soap
  • the stirrup
  • the use of yeast for making wine, beer and bread

Significant inventions, arranged in chronological order

Note: Dates for inventions are often controversial. Inventions are often invented by several inventors around the same time, or may be invented in an impractical form many years before another inventor improves the invention into a practical form. Where there is ambiguity, the date of the first practical, fielded, version of the invention should be used here.

8th millennium BC

7th millennium BC

4th millennium BC

33rd century BC

31st century BC

3rd millennium BC

27th century BC

23rd century BC

22nd century BC

21st century BC

  • Cretan writing

19th century BC

18th century BC

16th century BC

15th century BC

10th century BC

7th century BC

460s BC

410s BC

400s BC

350s BC

  • rotation of Earth -Hereclides
  

220s BC

150s BC

100s BC

1-99

100-199

200-299

300-399

400-499

500-599

600-699

700-799

800-899

900-999

  • Gunpowder (in China: some ref says 8th century?)

1000-1099

1100-1099

1200-1299

1300-1399

1400-1499

1500-1599

1600-1699

1700-1799

1800-1899

1800s

1810s

1820s

1830s

1840s

1850s

1860s

1870s

1880s

1890s

1900-1999

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000-2099

  • put significant 21st century inventions here

See also

Other Technology Timelines




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