Medieval Timeline

  • 500

    500 A.D.

    500 A.D.
    Clovis conquers France and Belgium.
  • Feb 24, 610

    610 A.D.

    610 A.D.
    Heraclius becomes Emperor in Constantinople as the Persian Empire is attempting the takeover of Byzantine civilization.
  • Feb 24, 700

    700 A.D.

    700 A.D.
    Benedictine missionaries complete the conversion of England begun by St. Gregory the Great.
  • Feb 24, 750

    750 A.D.

    750 A.D.
    The first great English epic poem, Beowulf, is written in Old English.
  • Feb 24, 800

    800 A.D.

    800 A.D.
    On Christmas Day, Charlemagne is crowned emperor by the pope in Rome.
  • Feb 24, 871

    871 A.D.

    871 A.D.
    King Alfred the Great of England constructs a system of government and education which allows for the unification of smaller Anglo-Saxon states in the ninth and tenth centuries.
  • Feb 24, 936

    936 A.D.

    936 A.D.
    Otto the Great is crowned king in Germany and is responsible for Germany's strength through part of the eleventh century.
  • Feb 24, 1189

    1189 A.D.

    1189 A.D.
    Richard the Lionhearted, son of Henry II, assumes the English crown.
  • Feb 24, 1228

    1228 A.D.

    1228 A.D.
    Frederick II, leader of the Sixth Crusade, begins a diplomatic negotiation with Islam for control of Jerusalem.
  • Feb 24, 1315

    1315 A.D.

    1315 A.D.
    Bad weather and crop failure result in famine across northwestern Europe.
  • Feb 24, 1509

    1509 A.D.

    1509 A.D.
    Henry VIII succeeds his father, Henry VII, for the English crown. End of medieval period.