History of English Around the World By Vladorian 450 Anglo-Saxons The Anglo-Saxons create the basis for the Old English Language. 500 Birth of English The Celts create a primitive version of English in the British Isles. Jan 1, 1100 The Normans The Normans invade the Anglo-Saxons, and inherit the Old English Language. Also start of Middle English. Jan 1, 1500 The Renaissance During the age of the Renaissance, Early Modern English is found. The first english dictionary of hard words is published. Jan 1, 1604 Modern English The first Modern English dictionary was published, the Table Alphabeticall. Jan 1, 1828 Webster Webster's Dictionary is published. Jan 1, 1850 Oxford Oxford English Dictionary is published. Period: May 21, 1901 to May 21, 2011 History Jan 1, 1943 Celts to Romans Romans inherit over 200 words from the Celts.