What is a generation?

Generations is the terminology given to groups of people born in a certain period of time. This period of time is defined based on significant events occurring in the world at that time. Up until Lost Generation, the Strauss–Howe generational theory years of birth were taken into account. After that, other more commonly accepted dates are presented.

Birth years from all generations

This list shows all generations that have been named.

#
Generation
First
Birth Year
Last
Birth Year
Year
Span
Grand Total23
1Arthurian Generation1433146028
2Humanist Generation1461148222
3Reformation Generation1483151129
4Reprisal Generation1512154029
5Elizabethan Generation1541156525
6Parliamentary Generation1566158722
7Puritan Generation1588161730
8Cavalier Generation1618164730
9Glorious Generation1648167326
10Enlightenment Generation1674170027
11Awakening Generation1701172323
12Liberty Generation1724174118
13Republican Generation1742176625
14Compromise Generation1767179125
15Transcendental Generation1792182130
16Gilded Generation1822184221
17Progressive Generation1843185917
18Missionary Generation1860188223
19Lost Generation1883190018
20Greatest Generation1901192727
21Silent Generation1928194518
22Baby Boomers1946196419
23Generation X1965198016
24Millennials1981199616
25Generation Z1997201216
26Generation Alpha2013202513