10 most significant dates of the Middle Ages

  • 476

    Fall of the Western Roman Empire

    This event marked the start of the Middle ages in Europe. I think that it is important because it was the fall of the biggest empire the world had ever seen. This event simbolized the end of Rome's centralized power.
  • 732

    Battle of Tours

    It was a battle between the Frankish forces and the Umayyad Caliphates army. The leader of the Frankish forces, Charles Martel's victory helped Europe and the Christian religion because it stopped the Muslim advance into Western Europe. It is important because it is considered to be the turning point of the spreading of the Islamic religion in Europe.
  • 800

    Charlemange's Coronation

    Charlemange was crowned the Holy Roman Emperor in 800 by Pope Leo III. This solidified the relationship between the Christian religion and the Carolingian Empire. It was an important event because it laid the foundtaion of the future Holy Roman Empire
  • 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    It was one of the most important moment in english history. William the conqueror won the battle and his victory resulted in the Norman conquest which forever altered the political and cultular landscape of England
  • 1095

    First Crusade

    Pope Urban II called for a Holy War to recapture Jerusalem from Muslim control, causing a series of military campaings that lasted for centuries. The First Crusade succeeded against all odds in capturin Jerusalem in 1099. It was a key event in Christian religion because it caused a series of other crusades
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    King John of England signed this document, limiting royal power and establishing the principle that the monarch is a subject of the law. The document limited the monarch's power. He was forced to sign it by the rebellious barons. This was an important event because it laid the foundation for the idea of a constitutional monarchy.
  • 1347

    The Black Death

    The plague swept through Europe, causing immense loss of life and radically altering social and economic structures.It was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. It is a major event because the pandemic resulted in a drastic decline in population across Africa, Asia and Europe.
  • 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    The Byzantine Empire fell to the Ottoman Turks, ending the Eastern Roman Empire. The capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople fell to the army of Mehmed the Conqueror.This event was significant because the fall of Constantinople had significant cultural impacts and it disrupted European trade routes.
  • 1485

    Battle of Bosworth Field

    Henry Tudor's (later known as Henry VII) victory over Richard III ended the Wars of the Roses and established the Tudor dynasty in England. The battle ended the Plantegened dynasty and established the Tudors as the ruling house in England. It is a key event because it brought an end to the tumultous period of civil war ans set the stage for the stability and consolidation of power under the Tudor monarchs
  • 1492

    The Discovery of America

    Christopher Columbus's expedition to the Americas opened up a new eraof exploration and expansion for Europen powers. Columbus intended to go to Asia. He instead encountered the islands of the caribbean, followed by ths mainland of the Americas. This accidental discovery initiated a monumental era of European exploration, colonization and trade.Some would argue tat this was one of the most important things in world history. It definetly had a lasting impact on human civilization