Beginning of Medieval PeriodThe start of Medieval times started in 476 which refers to the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
Romulus Augustulus deposed as Head of Roman EmpireKnown as the date for the fall of Western Rome, since after Odoacer deposed of Romulus Augustus, there was no rightful succeeder as emperor, starting anarchy and civil war. This began the Medieval Period; a time known as little development and documentation, even a step backwards from the technological superiority of the Romans. Odoacer becomes the first Barbarian leader of Italy.
Clovis becomes KingIn A.D. 481 a brutal and wiley warrior named Clovis became the King of the Franks.
Fifteen years later Clovis became the first Germanic ruler to accept Catholicism.
Germanic InvasionsBy A.D. 500, Germanic Invasions had all but destroyed the urban world of the Roman empire.
Trade declined, cities bridges and roads fell into disrepair, law and order vanished, and education almost disappeared.
For most people, life did not extend beyond the tiny villages where they were born, lived, and died.
Reccared, King of Visigoths in Spain converts to CatholicismAlthough the Medieval Period was known as a time of diminutive development, religion was an important aspect of it. Many say Christianity established itself as a leading religion in this period.
Jan 1, 600
Spread of SmallpoxSmallpox spreads from India to Europe
The medieval Period was a time of little sanitation and hygiene, hence the spread of diseases such as small pox.
Jan 12, 650
Irish MissionariesThe missionaries from Ireland won over many converts even though the Irish were isolated from the pope.
Monasteries in Ireand sent missionaries throughout the area of Northern Atlantic and Western Europe.
Most of the people of Western Europe eventually became Catholics.
Jan 1, 700
Conversion to Catholicism completeBenedictine missionaries complete the conversion of England to catholicism after it was begun by St. Gregory the Great.
Dec 21, 768
Charlemagne's EmpireIn A.D. 768 Pepin's son, Charlemagne, became the Frankish king. He was one of Europes great monarchs.
Charlemagne nearly doubled the borders of his kingdom to include Germany, France, northern Spain, and most of Italy.
His enlarged domain became known as the Frankish Empire.
Period: Jan 1, 772 to Jan 1, 804
Charlemagne invades North-Western GermanyCharlemagne eventually subdues the Saxon rebellion after 30 years of warfare.
Period: Jan 1, 790 to Jan 1, 1066
The Viking AgeThe Vikings were influential in many sackings and helped shape the dark ages
Jan 1, 800
Charlemagne crowned Emperor of RomCharlemagne incorporated art, culture, and religion and his rule was strongly influenced by the Catholic Church, therefore having a large influence on Europe.
Jan 1, 814
Death of CharlemagneChalemagne is declared dead at Aachen.
Dec 21, 843
Treaty of VerdunThe Treaty of Verdun was a treaty of the three surviving sons of Louis the Pious, the son and successor of Charlemagne, which divided the territories of the Carolingian Empire to three kingdoms.
Jan 12, 850
Viking InvasionsThe Vikings lived on land that was not fertile; and hard to farm. After finding out that England was rich with plentiful lands and treeasures, they began to explore for better land and invade parts of Europe.
Jan 12, 871
Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great becomes leader of the England and rules from 871-899. He was named for his Great Leadership.
Period: Jan 1, 1050 to Jan 1, 1200
First Agricultural RevolutionA shft to cultivation after a period of milder weather. Efficient farming tools, some discovered by the Romans and Carloginians, are implemented.
Oct 14, 1066
Battle of HastingsBattle of Hastings, fought between King Harold II of England and Duke William of Normandy after King of England Edward the Confessor died without a successor.
The Battle is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry.
Jan 1, 1096
First CrusadeThe first Crusade started as a widespread pilgramage in France and Germany and it ended as a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy lands taken in the muslim conqusets of the leavent
The Pope wanted to see the kingdom of Christendom unite under one banner to re-claim the Holy Lands. These expeditions lasted 200 years. He called all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land.
Aug 5, 1100
Henry IHenry I is crowned King of England.
Jul 1, 1101
Treaty of AltonThe Treaty of Alton is signed between Henry I of England and his older brother Robert, Duke of Normandy
Robert agrees to recognize Henry as King of England in exchange for a yearly stipend and other concessions. The agreement temporarily ended a crisis in the succession of the Anglo-Norman kings
Feb 1, 1145
Second CrusadeThe Second Crusade is launched
1 Feb 1145 - 1 Jan 1148
Jan 1, 1347
Black Death in EuropeBlack Death kills around a third of the population of Europe
1 Jan 1347 - 1 Jan 1351
Jan 1, 1381
Peasant's Revolt in EnglandQuickest-spread revolt in English history, and the most popular revolt of the Late Middle Ages.
Jan 1, 1417
Renaissance BeginsThe renaisancce was a time of cultural change from the fourteenth century to the sixteenth century
Apr 6, 1453
Ottoman State becomes an EmpireWith the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453, the Ottoman state was transformed into an empire.