Black Plague By Countrygirl22 Period: 500 to Jan 1, 1500 Middle Ages Nov 9, 742 Charlemagne He was born in 742 and died 814 A.D. He was the most successful Frankish ruler. Nov 9, 751 Carolingian Rulers Pepin the short and his family were the most successful rulers Europe had at that time. Their kingdom was in France. Nov 13, 1147 Second Crusades Began Holy War, in the Age of Faith Nov 13, 1347 Bubonic plague devastates Europe Black Death killing millions of people Nov 9, 1348 Black Death The Black Death or Black Plague started in 1348 and ended in 1350. 25 million people died durring this time period.