Medieval History

  • Period: 395 to Oct 12, 1492

    Medieval Timeline

  • 410

    Sack of Rome by Visigoths

    Sack of Rome by Visigoths
    Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in the 24th of August 410, led by Alaric I, who was the king of the Visigoths at the time
  • 476

    Fall of Roman Empire

    Fall of Roman Empire
    The Fall of the Western Roman Empire was caused by the killing of Romulus Augustus.
  • 570

    King Arthur

    King Arthur
    King Arthur was an extraordinary british leader of the late 5th century and early 6th century.
  • 571

    Birth of Muhammad

    Birth of Muhammad
    Muhammad was considered to be the founder of the Islamic religion. He was the most important messanger and prophet of the gods. Muhammad died on the 8th of June 632.
  • Feb 16, 622

    Rise of Islam (622~1587)

    Rise of Islam (622~1587)
    Islam rose in 622 and conquered many surrounding countries. The Spread of Islam started shortly after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
  • Feb 15, 742

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Charlemagne (meaning: Charles the Great) was born around 742 and was the King of the Franks from 768 and was also a Roman Emperor from 800 until he died in 814.
  • Feb 15, 784

    Vikings (784~1066)

    Vikings (784~1066)
    The Vikings were Scandinavian explorers, warriors, traders, and pirates. They traded, explored, raided and settled in many parts of Europe and the North Atlantic islands.
  • Jan 4, 1066

    Death of Edward the Confessor

    Death of Edward the Confessor
    Edward the Confessor was one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England and was regarded as the last king of the house of Wessex. Edward was canonized in 1161 by Pope Alexander III adnd became a saint.
  • Jan 5, 1066

    Harold II is crowned the king of England

    Harold II is crowned the king of England
    On the 5th of January, Harold II is crowned the king of England but is killed in the Battle of Hastings.
  • Feb 16, 1066

    Bayeux Tapestry

    Bayeux Tapestry
    The Bayeux Tapestry was not actually a tapestry but an embroided cloth. It shows the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.
  • Apr 16, 1066

    Halley's Comet

    Halley's Comet
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    This battle was part of the Norman Conquest of England
  • Dec 15, 1085

    The Domesday Book

    The Domesday Book
    The Domesday Book was commisioned in 1085 by William the Conqueror but was drafted in 1086. It held records of 13,418 settlements in the English countries south of the Rivers Ribble and Tee.
  • Feb 14, 1096

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
    The First Crusade captured the Holy land of Jerusalem. The First Crusade ended in 1099.
  • Feb 16, 1116

    Genghis Khan (1116~1227)

    Genghis Khan (1116~1227)
    Genghis Khan was the founder, ruler and emperor of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.
  • Feb 15, 1117

    Founding of the University of Oxford

    Founding of the University of Oxford
  • Feb 14, 1119

    Knight's Templar

    Knight's Templar
    The Knight's Templar, also known as the Poor Fellow-Soliders of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon. They were active until 1341.
  • Feb 14, 1145

    Second Crusade

    Second Crusade
    The Second Crusade started in 1145 and ended in 1149. There were 9 Crusades altogether.
  • Feb 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Magna Carta was signed by King John of England.
  • Feb 15, 1254

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    Marco Polo was born in 1254 in Venice. He was an explorer who travelled to many parts of Asia and died in 1324.
  • Feb 15, 1315

    The Great Famine (1315~1317)

    The Great Famine (1315~1317)
    The Great Famine struck Northern Europe and t was a period which included large levels of crime, disease, mass death and even cannibalism and infanticide.
  • Feb 15, 1337

    100 Year War Between France and England (1337~1453)

    100 Year War Between France and England (1337~1453)
    100 Year War Between France and England was about the domination of Western Europe.
  • Feb 14, 1348

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    The Black Death begun in 1348, was believed to have originated from the Silk Road, China. The plague was carried by the fleas which resided on the black rats. The rats lived on boatsadn spread throughout the Mediterranian and Europe. The plague ended in 1350 ans was believed to have killed 30~60% of Europe's population.
  • Feb 15, 1381

    Peasants' Revolt in England

    Peasants' Revolt in England
    The Peasants' Revolt in 1381 was one of the popular Peasants' Revolts in Medieval Europe.
  • Feb 15, 1382

    Translation of the Bible

    Translation of the Bible
    The Bible was translated in 1382 into English by Jogh Wycliffe
  • Feb 15, 1412

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc was born in 1412 and she is considered a national heroine of France. She had led the French army to many important victories in the 100 year war. She was then captured and burned at the stake and was 19 years old when she died.
  • Feb 14, 1440

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    The Printing Press was invented by a German by the name of Johannes Gutenberg in the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Da Vinci was a brilliant artist and scientist. He thought of many ingenious inventions which were later invented in the modern world. He died on the 2nd of May 1519
  • Feb 15, 1455

    War of Roses (1455~1485)

    War of Roses (1455~1485)
    The War of Roses were series of dynastic cival wars which were faught for the throne of England. They were faught between the houses of Lancaster and York.
  • Hadrian's Wall

    Hadrian's Wall
    The creation of the wall started in AD122 and finished about 6 years later. It was built across England to separate the Romans from the Tribes.