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Chronological Tables

We present a set of chronological tables illustrating the most prominent personalities in the various fields of science, arts and humanities, which were grouped based on the historical periods and on the fields in which they operated.

A peculiar characteristic of these tables is that they are open to modification, as explained further on in this introduction.

These chronological tables were designed particularly for school teachers, aiming to provide some simple representations that can be used by both teachers in class and students at home. In the process of learning, it is useful to have some chronological tables that show the chronological succession of the main personalities of a discipline. A fundamental feature is that the tables be simple and effective.

From this need was born our idea to create some chronological tables about the authors encountered in the different school subject.

Our tables are therefore born from the desire to provide the student with one more tool in his cultural growth, during the school years, and to offer the teacher a simple representation to show the students during classes.

Each table is referred to a defined period; some general tables go from the origins to the contemporary age. Both categories have the objective to provide the student an overlook on the many authors he will meet during his studies.

For each of the fields considered, the authors in our database are divided into three classes: major, intermediate and minor authors. Of course this distinction is, at least partly, a matter of opinion and personal taste: this is one of the main reasons why we are also providing a tool to modify our tables (e.g. highlighting some authors, excluding some or inserting others according to the needs and interests of the reader).

We do not, by any means, presume to be experts in the fields we covered in the tables: we intend the chronological tables uploaded to be viewed as an example and a starting point for further improvement. Should we receive any suggestions, the tables will be substituted with updated versions.

Our work is offered in full humility, as a free service to the schools. We know our limits and we are committed to improving the quality of the tables, in the belief that our work – however incomplete – might be of some use. In that spirit we will be glad to receive any kind of suggestion (e.g. in the choice of significant historical periods, or to give an appropriate relevance to each personality, or even to improve the graphic aspect of the tables, such as the colors and the format, etc.)

Faithfully yours,

prof. Enzo Tonti


Any suggestions, requests or offers of collaboration to improve and extend our set of tables are very welcome, and we will be pleased to receive them at: <>