Medieval Europe

  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    The Vandals, or as Roman called them, Barbarians, sacked Rome in 455. Historians believe Rome's power and armies were starting to crumble, forcing them to recruit outsiders, risking the chance of letting in Barbarians, (outsiders). Vandals got inside Rome's walls and attacked from the inside.
  • Period: 500 to Nov 13, 1500

    Medieval Europe

  • Jan 11, 732

    Battle of Tours

    This battle was fought between the Franks, who were settlers in Europe from Germany, and a Muslim army attacking their city, Tours.
  • Jan 1, 742

    Charlegmagne's Birth

    Charlemagne was King of the Franks, who were a large German colonization in Europe. He expanded much of the Frank's land and did many great feats for his people during his lifetime.
  • Nov 12, 800

    Charlemagne made Emperor of Rome

    Pope Leo III was a disliked Pope who beleived that Christianity should be in charge rather than the Frank's goverment. Pope Leo III presented Charlemagne with the title and crown of "Holy Roman Emperor." Charlemagne, seeking power, could not resist such a title and accepted. Pope Leo's plan was that because of Charlemagne's religious role rather than goverment role, the church and Christianity could take charge of his actions, meaning that whatever the church gives, it can also take.
  • Jan 28, 813

    Charlemagne's Death

    Charlemagne died of pleurisy at 9am at the age of 72 years old. He had experienced a great life, 47 years of reigning king. He passed his leadership down to his only son, Louis the Pious.
  • Jan 1, 856

    Vikings Invade Europe

    Th3 Viikings led by Leaf Erikson invaded Europe.
  • Nov 12, 1066

    Normans Invade Europe

    William the Conqueror who was the Duke of Normandy attacked England and controlled the lad permanently, although the country still stuck by the name England. Rebellions, resistances and uprisings against William the Conqueror continued until around 1088 when the government settle and life continued on.
  • Nov 12, 1096

    First Crusades

    This Crusade was an attempt from Roman Catholic Europe to reclaim Jerusalem and the Holy Land which was invaded by the Muslims in the 6th century.
  • Nov 12, 1147

    Second Crusade

    This Crusade lasted for four years and was launched by Europe to conquer Anatolia. Two seperate armies attacked and both were repelled by the Turks. They also tried to conquer Damascus in desperation but where also repelled. The Second Crusade was a failure.
  • Nov 12, 1189

    Third Crusade

    This Crusade went on for 3 years and was also known as the King's Crusade. European leaders successfully reclaimed The Holy Land which they had already done in the First Crusade. Their final goal was to reconquer Jerusalem as well but were unsuccessful.
  • Nov 12, 1254

    Marco Polo's Birth

    Marco Polo is a famous explorer who embarked on many journeys and adventures, one including travelling to Asia for a full 24 years. Marco Polo has inscpired many people, some of which included Christopher Columbus who allegedly discovered America. The is also an airport in Vienna named after him.
  • Nov 12, 1293

    Marco Polo Imprisoned

    When Marco Polo returned from his exploration of Asia, he came back to find Venice and Genoa at war. The Genoan army captured him and imprisoned him for 6 years until the war was over. Apparently he dictated all of his stories to his cellmate until his release in 1199
  • Nov 12, 1324

    Marco Polo's Death

    Marco Polo died peacefully in his home at the age of 72. He died of a sickness similiar to cancer, but they did not know of cancer in his time. He was buried in San Lorenzo.
  • Nov 12, 1348

    The Black Death

    The Black Death was a plague spread by rodents such as rats, and fleas. They carried a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis, which caused many different symptoms. You may get huge lumps in your skin filled with puss, or black blotches. You will feel ill and might get dilerious or crazy. Some survived only hours within getting infected. This pandemic lasted for around 2 years. This plague was estimated to have killed over 100 million people!
  • Nov 12, 1485

    The Renaissance Starts

    There is no specific date in history when people declared the Renaissance had begun. Historians have chosen this date because it is around the time when new inventions and new ways of life were starting, education was re-introduced and government stabilised. Renaissance means, "revival of learning and culture." It was a rise of the modern world, where arts and music were re-introduced, things lost during the Middle Ages which used to thrive during the Roman reign.