Darryn Wong Time Line 1

  • 476


    The last Roman emperor in the West, Romulus Augustus, was deposed by the Foederati Chieftain, Odoacer
  • 476


    The last Roman emperor in the West, Romulus Augustus, was deposed by the Foederati Chieftain, Odoacer
  • 572


    Byzantine Emperor Justin II breaks peace with Persia and invades Nisibis
  • 576


    The Visigoths, under King Liuvigold continue to expand their power in the Iberian peninsula, establishing their capital at Toledo
  • Feb 13, 665


    According to the Annales Cambriae, the Anglo-Saxons convert to Christianity after the Second Battle of Badon. Sighere of Essex encourages his subjects to reject Christianity and return to their indigenous religion.
  • Jan 29, 671


    Battle of Two River ,the King Ecgfith defeats the Picts
  • Jan 29, 674


    The first Arab siege of Constantinople begins
  • Jan 29, 707


    The Byzantines lose the baleric Islands to the Moors.
  • Jan 29, 716


    The Ummayads conquer Lisbon. Boniface begins missions to the Germans.
  • Feb 13, 754


    al-Mansur, the second Abbasid caliph, starts to rule.
    Pope Stephen II crowns Pepin the short King of the Franks at Saint-Denis outside Paris; also dedicates the foundations of the new abbey church.
  • Feb 13, 756


    Widukind and many other Saxons are baptized.
  • Feb 13, 771


    Gerberga, the widow of Carloman, flees to Desiderius, the king of the Lombards.
  • Feb 13, 774


    Charlemagne conquers the kingdom of the Lombards, and takes title King of the Lombards.
  • Feb 13, 1000


    Leif Ericson lands in North America, setting foot on Helluland, Markland and Vinland.

    Stephen I becomes King of Hungary, which is established as a Christian kingdom.
  • Feb 13, 1009


    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is destroyed by Caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.
  • Feb 13, 1013


    Sweyn Forkbeard, King of Denmark, having invaded England, is proclaimed King all of England in London, forcing Æthelred the Unready to flee to Normandy.

    The Jews are expelled from the caliphate of Córdoba.
  • Feb 13, 1071


    Battle of Manzikert: The Byzantine Empire loses to a Turkish army led by Alp Arslan. Byzantine civil war resulted in Turkish conquest of Anatolia.
  • Feb 13, 1077


    Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, visits Pope Gregory VII as a penitent, asking him remove sentence of excommunication. Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
  • Feb 13, 1084


    Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is crowned Emperor by Antipope Clement III. Rome is besieged by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, and is then sacked by the Normans of Robert Guiscard, who intended to restore papal authority over the city. Pope Gregory VII, who had been imprisoned by Henry IV at the Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, is freed by Robert Guiscard. Antioch is captured by the Seljuk Turks from the Byzantines.
  • Feb 13, 1091


    Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs besiege Constantinople, but are defeated so decisively by Emperor Alexius I that they fade into oblivion.

    With the taking of Noto, the Normans complete the 30 year long conquest of Sicily from the Islamic rulers.

    Roger Guiscard takes Malta.

    The Islamic Abbadid dynasty ruling in Spain falls when the Almoravids storm Seville.
  • Feb 13, 1094


    El Cid completes his conquest of Valencia, Spain, and begins his rule of Valencia. The Almoravid campaign to regain the city fails.
  • Feb 13, 1096


    The People's Crusade, the German Crusade, and the First Crusade begins.
    Kilij Arslan I of the Turks defeats a band of Crusaders near İznik.

    A large band of Crusaders approaches Speyer and massacres the Jewish population.
  • Feb 13, 1099


    Siege of Jerusalem during the First Crusade:
    January 13 – Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria.
    June 7 – The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.
    July 8 – 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march around Jerusalem.
  • Feb 13, 1139


    Battle of Ourique: The independence of Portugal from the Kingdom of León declared after the Almoravids are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques. He then becomes Afonso I, King of Portugal. Second Council of the Lateran: The Anacletus schism is settled, and priestly celibacy is made mandatory in the Catholic Church.
  • Feb 13, 1145


    Pope Eugene III issues the bull Quantum praedecessores, calling for the Second Crusade.
  • Feb 13, 1147


    The Almohad Caliph Abd al-Mu'min destroys the Almoravid Empire after capturing Marrakech and killing the last emir.
  • Feb 13, 1148


    Siege of Damascus by the Second Crusade:
    June – The Second Crusade reaches Jerusalem. They meet at the Council of Acre and decide to attack Damascus.
    July – The Siege of Damascus ends in failure.
    Anna Comnena writes the Alexiad, which is a biography of her father, Emperor Alexius I.
  • Feb 13, 1150


    The earliest textual reference is made to Gypsies working as musicians in Constantinople.
  • Feb 13, 1153


    The Treaty of Walingford, under the direction of Theobald of Bec, reconciles Stephen of England and Matilda, ending "The Anarchy" which had occurred during their fight for the throne of England. The treaty grants the throne to Stephen for the duration of his life, but makes Matilda's son, Henry of Anjou, the heir apparent.
  • Feb 13, 1155


    Frederick I Barbarossa is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 694AD

    Hisano-Visighothic king Egica accuses the Jews of aiding the Muslims, and sentences all Jews to salavery
  • 699AD

    Umayyad troops invade Armeiaand secure submission of Smbat VI Bagratuni.
  • 481

    Clovis becomes the ruler of the Salian Franks at the age of 13 after the death of his father
  • 480-485

    The Romano-British began to fight off the invasions of the Germanic Saxons.
  • 493

    With the support of the Byzantine Empire, the Ostrogoths led by Theodoric the Great invade Italy and defeat Odoacer.
  • 495

    Cerdic & Cynric land somewhere on the south coast of Great Britain.
  • 496

    Clovis is baptized into the Catholic faith
    Within a few years all of the Franks have converted to Catholicism
  • 584

    The Lombards, Avars, Slavs and Visigoths all win military victories over the Byzantine Empire and gain territory at their expense.
  • 587

    Reccared, King of the Visigoths, renounces Arianism and adopts Catholicism
  • 589

    The plague reaches rome, killing Pope Pelagius II
  • 596

    Pope Gregory I sends Augustine of Canterbury to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity
    Pope Gregory I sends Augustine of Canterbury to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity
  • 608

    The city of Edessa is taken from the Byzantine Empire by the Sassanids (Persians).
  • 789

    The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the first appearance of Vikings in England.
  • 795

    In the earliest recorded Viking raid on Ireland, they attack Iona, Inisbofin and Inismurray.
  • 800

    December 25 - Pope Leo III crowns Charlemagne Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • 860

    First siege of Constantinople by the Rus.
  • 864

    Edict of Pistres: Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.

    Louis II marches against Rome but, getting ill, decides to make peace with the Pope.

    Alfonso III of Leon conquers Porto from the diminished Umayyads. This is the final act of the direct Muslim domination of the Douro region.

    The Christianization of Bulgaria begins: Khan Boris I of Bulgaria is baptized an Orthodox Christian.
  • 871

    Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex.
    Alfred the Great succeeds as king of Wessex after Ethelred's death. After the battle at Wilton, peace is made, with the Danes and Alfred each governing part of England.

    Rhodri Mawr ('the Great') of Gwynedd inherits Seisyllwig, thus uniting most of Wales under his rule.

    Louis II captures Bari, the headquarters of the Saracens.
  • 882

    Oleg of Novgorod takes Kiev and makes it his capital.
  • 886

    Alfred the Great captures London and renames it Lundenburgh.

    Charles the fat of France purchases peace with Vikings. Rollo of Normandy then lifts his siege of Paris.
  • 907

    Oleg leads the Kievan Rus' in a campaign against Constantinople.
  • 970

    A devastating decade-long famine begins in France.

    Byzantine Emperor John I successfully defends the Eastern Roman Empire from a massive barbarian invasion.

    Eric the Victorious becomes the first king of Sweden.
  • 986

    Explorer Bjarni Herjólfsson becomes the first inhabitant of the Old World to sight North America.
  • 995

    Upon the death of Eric the Victorious, he is succeeded by his son Olof Skötkonung as the first baptized king of Sweden.
  • 859

    Iberian peninsula: Battle of Abelda: the Asturians defeat the Muslims. The same year, Viking raiders attack the region and burn the mosques of Sevilla and Algesiras, they also sack the western coasts of Spain and the Balearic Islands.
    The University of Al Karaouine is founded in Fes, Morocco (recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest university in the world).
  • 964

    Nicephorus II begins a campaign to recapture Cilicia.