14th Century C.E.

Kingdom of Kongo flag

The Kingdom of Kongo comes to power in modern-day Angola

The Kingdom of Kongo was a kingdom located in central Africa in present-day northern Angola, the western portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo as well as the southernmost part of Gabon. From c. 1390 to 1859 it was mostly an independent state.

Tenochtitlan painting

The Mexica people found Tenochtitlan

Eventually, Tenochtitlan came to be the capital of the vast Aztec Empire. At its peak, it was likely home to more than 200,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at the time. 

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