Middle Ages Timeline

  • 476

    Rome Falls

    Rome, the ruler of most of Europe fell. Romulus, the leader of Rome at the time was overthrown by Odoacer, the Germanic leader.
  • Oct 10, 732

    Battle of the Tours

    The Muslims had been conquering lands in the north of Europe. Frankish leader Charles Martel halted them in their tracks.
  • Jun 8, 793

    Vikings first attack

    The Vikings made their first raid against the Monks of Lyndesfarm. This was first of many attacks done by the Vikings.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor

    King of the Franks, Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. He was the son of Charles Martel and he died in 814.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    The end of the Vikings era came in this battle. Their current ruler, Harold died as he underestimated the strength of the England army.
  • Aug 15, 1096

    Start of the first Crusade

    Over 200 years, there war multiple crusades and it started in 1096. Crusades were wars between the Holy Roman Empire and the Muslims all over the Holy Land.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta Signed

    The Magna Carta was signed by King John of England. The Magna Carta was a document that gave people some rights and said that the King was not above the law.
  • Dec 24, 1337

    Hundred Years War Begins

    Edward III, King of England declared war on France. This was because Edward wanted the throne of France as well.
  • Jan 24, 1347

    Black Death begins in Europe

    The Black Death was a disease that spread all over Europe. It killed about half the population of Europe.
  • Dec 24, 1440

    End of the Middle Ages

    Johannes Gutenberg, a German inventor created the printing press. This was like a photocopier. This pretty much signaled the end of the Middle Ages and the start od the Renaissance period.