15th century BC

15th century BC

The 15th century BC is a century which lasted from 1500 BC to 1401 BC.


* 1504 BC1492 BCEgypt conquers Nubia and the Levant.
* 1500 BC1400 BC — The "Rigveda" was composed around this time.
* 1500 BC1400 BC — The Battle of the Ten Kings took place around this time.
* 1500 BC — Coalescence of a number of cultural traits including undecorated pottery, megalithic burials, and millet-bean-rice agriculture indicate the beginning of the Mumun Pottery Period in the Korean peninsula.
* 1490s BCCranaus, legendary King of Athens, is deposed after a reign of 10 years by his son-in-law Amphictyon of Thessaly, son of Deucalion and Pyrrha.
* 1487 BCAmphictyon, son of Deucalion and Pyrrha and legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 10 years and is succeeded by Erichthonius I of Athens, a grandson of Cranaus.
* 1480s BC - Queen Hatsheput succeeded by her sun Thutmosis III. Period of greatest Egyptian expansion (4th Nile cataract tot Euphrates).
* c. 1469 BC — In the Battle of Megiddo, Egypt defeats Canaan (Low Chronology).
* 1460s BC — The Kassites overrun Babylonia and found a dynasty there that lasts for 576 years and nine months.
* 1446 BC — According to Biblical literalist chronologies, Moses leads the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt.
* 1437 BC — Legendary King Erichthonius I of Athens dies after a reign of 50 years and is succeeded by his son Pandion I.
* 1430 BC1160 BCHittite New Kingdom established.
* 1430 BC1178 BC — Beginning of Hittite empire.
* Approximately 1420 BCCrete conquered by Mycenae — start of the Mycenaean period. First Linear B tablets.
* 1400 BC - In Crete the use of bronze helmets (discovery at Knossos).
* 1400 BCPalace of Minos destroyed by fire.
* 1400s BCLinear A reaches its peak of popularity.
* 1400s BC — The height of the Canaanite town of Ugarit.
* Myceneans conquers Greece and border of Anatolia.
* The Tumulus culture flourishes.

ignificant persons

*Hatshepsut of Egypt, female Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty (14981483 BC)
*Thutmose III of Egypt, Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty (1479 BC1425 BC)
*Amenhotep II, Pharaoh of Egypt, (1427 BC1401 BC)

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

*The Shang Dynasty Chinese capital city at Ao had massive defensive walls of 20 m/65 ft in width at the base and enclosed an area of some 2100 square yards (1800 m²).

Decades and years

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