Medieval Timeline

  • 466


    Clovis was born in 466 and died in 511. Clovis was the first notable ruler in Western Europe. Clovis is significant to Medieval Europe because he gained the blessing of the Christian church in Rome, which was eager to ally itself with a new leader after the fall of the empire. Clovis also united the peoples of what is now France and surrounding areas, establishing the foundations of the medieval political order.
  • Jan 11, 732

    Battle of Tours

    The Battle of Tours was fought in 732 in between the cities of Poitiers and Tours located in northern France. The Battle of Tours was between the Carolingian Franks and the Umayyad Caliphate. The Battle of Tours all started when the Unmayyad Caliphate try to take capture land near the Carolingian Franks. The Battle of Tours is significant because it stopped the advancement of Muslim forces from Iberia allowing further development of Christian states.
  • Jan 11, 742


    Charlemagne was born in 742 and died in 814 .C.E. Charlemagne was King of the Franks, during Charlemagne rule he revived palace schools that help spread education and Christianity. The schools that Charlemagne sponsored helped record and save ancient books. Charlemagne is significant because he founded the Royal Empire, Stimulated European and political life and also created the cultural rivial known as the Carolingian Renaissance.
  • Jan 10, 1054

    East-West Schism

    East-West Schism all stared in 1054 when medieval Christianity divided into Eastern (Greek) and Western (Latin) branches which later became known as the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. East-West Schism is significant because it split the Roman Catholic Church for the very first time therefore leading into new religions.
  • Jan 10, 1066

    Norman Conquest of England

    Norman Conquest of England took place in 1066. The Norman conquest of England was the invasion of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy). The Norman Conquest of England is significant to Medieval Europe because the conquest changed the English language and culture, it also set the stage for rivalry with France. The Norman Conquest of England is also Significant to Medieval Europe because the conquest linked England more closely with Continental Europe, lessen the Scan
  • Jan 11, 1088

    University of Bologna Founded

    The University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and it is one of the oldest academic institutions in the Western world and it is located in Bologna Italy. The university of Bologna is significant because it provided education in all studies. Part of the reason why they started building Monastery schools and Cathedrals was because of Charlemagne.
  • Jan 11, 1122

    Eleanor of Aquitaine

    Eleanor of Aquitaine was born in 1122 and died in 1204. Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. As well as being Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she was queen consort of France 1137–1152 and queen consort of England 1154–1189. Eleanor of Aquitaine is significant because her marriage brought her husband Henry eight sons in which two later became Kings of England after Henry died.
  • Jan 10, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta is an English charter originally issued in the year 1215 and reissued later in the 13th century, the Magna Carta was one of the first document forced on to an English king in order to limit his powers by law and protecting privileges. Magna Carta is significant because its rights are still used today, for example no freeman could be punished except through the law of the land. Magna Carta is also significant because it was one of the first laws to put limits on kings powers.
  • Jan 10, 1254

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo was born in 1254 and he died in 1324. Marco Polo was a famous traveler; he became famous from the book that was written on him about his travels through Central Asia and China. Marco Polo is significant to medieval Europe because the information in his book stimulated trade and orient. If it was not for Marco Polo most of Medieval Europe would never have expanded there trading roots and there discoveries of other land masses.
  • Jan 10, 1337

    Hundred Years' War

    The Hundred Years’ War lasted from 1337 to 1453. It all started between two royal houses for the French throne, the war was mainly between England and France. The Hundred Years’ War is significant because it saw the introduction of new weapons and tactics, which eroded the older system of feudal armies dominated by heavy cavalry.
  • Jan 10, 1398

    Johann Gutenberg

    Johann Gutenberg was born 1398 and died 1468. Johann Gutenberg was a German, goldsmith and publisher who introduced modern book printing. Johann Gutenberg is significant because he invention of mechanical movable type printing and started the printing revolution, which is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period.
  • Jan 10, 1412

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc was born in 1412 and died in 1431. Joan of Arc was a teenage peasant girl who lead a French army to victories at Orleans, Patay and Troyes, she also liberated towns from English control and it allowed a triumphal entry into Dauphin for the coronation of King Charles VII. Joan of Arc is significant to medieval Europe because she help change the course of French history by freeing France from the English control.
  • Jan 10, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    The Fall of Constantinople occurred in 1453. The Fall of Constantinople was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The Fall of Constantinople is significant because it marked the end of the Byzantine Empire, an empire which had lasted for over 1,100 years and was a massive blow for Christendom.
  • Justinian

    Justinian was born in 483 and died in 565. Justinian was a king and one of the most important figures of Late Antiquity and the last emperor to speak Latin as a first language. Justinian is significant becuase while he was the ruler of Eastern Roman Empire he impacted it with his uniform rewriting of Roman law, the Corpus Juris Civilis, which is still the basis of civil law in many modern states.
  • Viking invasions

    The Viking invasion all started around the 856. Vikings would terries little villages, they got as far as France before they were stopped. The Vikings invaded England wanting revenge on King Ella. The significant of the Viking invasion is the Vikings late settled in southwest iceland creating a settlement now known as the American continent Greenland and Vinland.