Major events in Medieval Europe

  • Period: 500 to Jan 1, 1500

    Medieval Europe

  • 511

    Franks united under Christian rule

    Clovis was the first king to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one ruler. His dynasty ruled the Franks for the next two centuries,
  • Nov 5, 732

    Muslim Invasion

    At the Battle of Tours Islams almost conquered Europe, however Charles Martel stopped this invasion by raiding the Umayyad camp and freeing the slaves within the camp.
  • Nov 5, 1066

    Norman invades England

    The Kingdom of England won the battle of Hastings which resulted in Norman controlling England.
  • Nov 5, 1095

    The Crusades

    These were a series of Holy Wars due to the debate of who the Holy Land, Jerusalem, belonged to, the Christians or the Muslims. With a total of 9 crusades, it ended up effecting the wealth of the Catholic Church, political matters, feudalism, and many other things.
  • Nov 5, 1215

    Magna Carta Approved

    The Magna Carta is a document that King John was forced into signing. The purpose of this document was to lessen the power King John had and made him reign by the old English rules. This meant he had no influence on the election of bishops within the church, there were no taxes, the right to due process, and weights and measures.
  • Nov 5, 1347

    Black Death

    In 1347 a disaster began. Flees carried this bacteria called Yersinia Pestis, flees jumped on rats and rats were transported by boats, food, etc. This began the terrible plague called the Black Death. As Mongols from Asia came to Europe for trade the disease spread faster and faster. Due to the amount of people traveling through this trade route it spread more quickly. This eventually resulted in the death of 20-25 million people in Europe alone.
  • Nov 5, 1453

    Hundred Years War ends

    The Hundred Years war began due to conflict of who should be king, King Edward, or the nephew of a former French King. It ended by Bordeaux surrendering to Calais.
  • Charlemagne Rules

    Charlemagne reigned due to the death of his brother. During his reign he expanded the Frankish kingdom to the Frankish empire. The Catholic church claimed he revived art, religion and culture during his time of rule.
  • Outsiders Invade

    The Magyans, the Vikings, and the Muslims all invaded Europe.
  • Capetiean Dynasty begins

    The Capetian Dynasty was founded by Hugh Capet in 987, it is also known as the House of France. It came to an end in when the three sons of Phillip IV couldnt produce male heirs to the throne.