You’re Too Old to be King?

In: History

25 Sep 2012

Ages and reigns of famous leaders throughout history. The coverage is a little odd. Mao but not Castro? No Khans?

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Here’s a similar chart of the empires themselves. I’m told this is an awesome graphic, but I can’t read Italian.


3 Responses to You’re Too Old to be King?


Max Osterhaus

September 25th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Ohh man…English please on that Italian chart! It’s a more detailed version of the classic Joseph Priestly chart of empires through time which is one of my favorites–



September 26th, 2012 at 2:29 am

If you need help translating from italian just ask me ;-) I’ll be happy to help you.



September 26th, 2012 at 11:32 am

as for the infographic in italian,it’s good but not so awesome, in my opinion.
Anyway I’trying to translate:
- empires are ordered vertically, by the year of collapse;
- the small colored squares near each empire represents the continents where they ruled;
- the length of every main rectangular block represents the spread over time, that is their longevity, with the yellow line showing the year of maximum expansion;
- the height of every block is the maximum reached expansion;
- the color of every main block represents the cause of the empire’s fall (listed there from up to down: war, turmoil, indipendence of the the colonies, division, formal procedure of dissolution);
- Blue italian big letters shows the (main) form of the government (listed there from up to down: monarchy, despotism, elective monarchy, constitutional monarchy, republic, oligarchy, princedom, caliphate);

Marco (an italian reader of your awesome blog)

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