The Formation of Medieval Europe 300-800 C.E.

  • 312

    Council of Nicaea

    he Nicene Creed is the creed or profession of faith that is most widely used in Christian expressions of faith. It was adopted in the city of Nicaea by the first ecumenical council n 325.
  • 476

    The End of the Western Roman Empire

  • 500

    Rules of St Benedict

    480-553 Life of St Benedict
  • Jan 1, 732

    Battle of Poitiers: Arabs advancing into France from Spain are defeated by Charles Martel and forced to retreat.

    Charles Martel is the son of Pepin II, and Mayor of the Palace, the most powerful official in the Merovingian Dynasty.
    The Battle of Poitiers (Battle of Tours) ended Muslim expansion into Europe.
  • Crowning of Charlemagne as the Holy Roman Emperor

  • The Battle of Adrianople

    With this victory by the Goths, the world no longer considered the Roman Army as invincible. Marks the fall of Rome
  • King Clovis crowned the King of the Franks

  • King Clovis Converts to Christianity

  • St. Augustine writes "The Confessions" and converts Saxons to Christianity

  • Christianity becomes Offical Religion of the Roman Empire

    Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal in 312, and in 391, Emperor Theodosius makes Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.
  • Rule of Pope Gregory I

    Pope Gregory I ruled from 590 -604 and is responsible for the spread of Christianity throughout Britain and Europe.
  • Monastery of Monte Cassino Founed

    St. Benedict of Nursia founded the monastery of Monte Cassino in Italy (529), which was the first Christian monastery in Europe and which began the Benedictine Monasteries.
  • Period: to 511

    Reign of King Clovis, King of the Franks

  • Period: to

    Rule of Charlemagne, King of the Franks