Main Historical Facts

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  • 476

    Beginning of the Middle Ages

    Beginning of the Middle Ages
    The Middle Ages began around the fifth century with the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
    https://www.history.com/topics/middle-ages/middle-ages
  • 800

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Charlemagne or Charles the Great was a Frankish king who expanded the Frankish kingdom and covered almost all of the Western and Central Europe. He was declared as the Emperor of Romans in 800 AD and he enjoyed the empire successfully till his death. He associated his political steps with the Church and encouraged a revival of art, religion and culture with the help of the Church.
  • 843

    Treaty of Verdun

    Treaty of Verdun
    After the death of Louis the Pious, the Carolingian empire faced a Civil War because of the internal tussle between the three surviving sons of Louis the Pious who struggled for the emperorship. At last, the Carolingian empire was divided in three parts in August 843 AD through the Treaty of Verdun which ended the three years long Civil War.
  • 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta Libertatum, or the Great Charter of Liberties of England was originally issued in 1215 AD. This charter is considered to be the first step towards the constitutional government of England. The Charter of Magna Carta restricted the power of the Emperor and proved the importance of a Constitution.
  • Period: 1337 to 1453

    Hundred Years' War

    The Hundred Years’ War began in 1337 when the Kingdom of England waged war against the Kingdom of France. While there were many periods of peace and ceasefire between England and France during the period, however, this war was continued again and again in different conflicts till 1453. https://www.history.com/topics/middle-ages/hundred-years-war
  • Period: 1348 to 1350

    The Black Death

    The Great Famine, is without a doubt, one of the darkest events of the Middle Ages. Millions of lives were taken away. One of the main reasons for this to happen was the lack of health and hygiene. https://www.history.com/topics/middle-ages/black-death
  • 1440

    The Invention of Press

    The Invention of Press
    Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press not too long after starting to publish books and Bibles, so that people could access to read and learn more.
  • 1453

    Beginning of The Rennaissance

    Beginning of The Rennaissance
    It started with the fall of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Period: Mar 6, 1475 to Feb 18, 1564

    Michelangelo

    He was an Italian Renaissance architect, sculptor and painter, considered one of the greatest artists in history both for his sculptures and for his paintings and architectural work. https://www.ducksters.com/biography/artists/michelangelo.php
  • 1478

    The Crusedes

    The Crusedes
    The Crusades were a series of wars during the Middle Ages where the Christians of Europe tried to retake control of Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the Muslims.
  • 1492

    End of The Middle Ages

    End of The Middle Ages
    While there are a lot of things that happened during the last years of The Middle Ages, the most important ones are the discovery of America and the French Revolution.
  • Period: 1503 to 1519

    Mona Lisa

    Leonardo Da Vinci painted his now very famous picture sometime between 1503 and 1519, when Leonardo was living in Florence. Now, it hangs in the Louvre Museum, in Paris. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Mona-Lisa-painting
  • 1505

    Creation of the watch

    Creation of the watch
    The history of watches began in 16th century Europe, where watches evolved from portable spring-driven clocks, which first appeared in the 15th century. The watch which developed from the 16th century to the mid 20th century was a mechanical device. Source: Wikipedia.
  • Beginning of the Baroque Period

    Beginning of the Baroque Period
    It started in the 17th century in Rome, and spread during the rest of Europe in the next years.
  • Period: to

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and priest. He was born in Venice.
  • Concerto Grosso

    Concerto Grosso
    Concerto Grosso is a form of baroque music in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists (the concertino) and full orchestra. This is in contrast to the solo concerto which features a single solo instrument with the melody line, accompanied by the orchestra.
  • Period: to

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    He was a prolific and versatile German composer and organist, whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and keyboard drew together almost all of the strands of the Baroque style and brought this musical form to its ultimate maturity.
  • The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons
    The "Four Seasons" piece was composed by Antonio Vivaldi from 1716 to 1717. It is a group of four violin concerti, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. In 17255 it was published along eight additional concerti.
  • Start of the Classical Period

    Start of the Classical Period
    The Classical movements took place in Europe, mostly in Italy, France, Germany and some other countries. It was born out of the desire of moving back to he classics from Rome and Greece.
  • Period: to 26

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His music talent was obvious since an early age, and he was harshly taught by his father, Johann van Beethoven. He was baptised in December of 1770.
    He is considered to be one of the giants of Classical music along with Bach and Johannes Brahms. He was a vital figure in the transition from the classicism of the 18th century to the romanticism of the 19th century. He composed in several music genres and for a variety of instrument combinations.
  • Period: to

    The Revolutionary War

    It is also known as the American War of Independence, which was fought primarily between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies in America. It resulted in the overthrow of the British rule in the colonies and the establishment of the United States of America.
  • End of The Renaissance

    End of The Renaissance
    It ended with the French Revolution.
  • Period: to

    The French Revolutions

    The French Revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, catalyzed violent periods of political turmoil and culminated the dictatorship under Napoleon.
  • The first sewing machine

    The first sewing machine
    It is believed that Thomas Saint designed the first sewing machine of its kind, since there's been found some patents with its drawings. Forty years later, Barthelemy Thimonnier, a french tailor, invented a sewing machine that hooked needle and one thread, creating a chian stitch.
  • The first battery

    The first battery
    Alessandro Volta, an italian physicist, presented a verified hypothesis through experimentation of the first battery.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen began writing Pride and Prejudice in 1796. It was originally titled "First Impressions", and was written between the autumn of 1796 and 1797. Austen made significant revisions of the first manuscript, and nowadays nothing remains of the original one.
    She sold the copyright for the novel to Thomas Egerton, and he published the first edition of Pride and Prejudice in three hardcover volumes on the 28 January of 1813.
  • End of the Classical Period

    End of the Classical Period
    Its end was accelerated by Vienna's fall as the most important musical center for the orchestral composition during the late 1820, precipitated by the deaths of Beethoven and Schubert.
  • End of the Baroque

    End of the Baroque
    It ended in the 18th century.