Medieval Timeline

  • 324

    Byzantine empire at it's establishment

    Byzantine empire at it's establishment
    The Byzantine Empire was found by Constantine.
    The Byzantine Empire was originally the eastern half of the Roman Empire.
  • 390

    Alerick of the Visigoth's

    Alerick of the Visigoth's
    Aleric frequently clashed with the Roman Empire and in 410 they caused the sack of Rome.
    At one time, Aleric had a rival that was the emperor. Aleric dismissed this Emperor once he, the emperor, becsme to independent.
  • 410

    Fall of Roman Empire

    Fall of Roman Empire
    The fall of the Roman Empire marks the end of the classical period and the beginning of the medieval ages.
    The cause of the Fall of the Roman Empire was caused by discrepancies between the senate and the Emperor, invasions, failing economy, etc...
  • 410

    Aleric dies

    Aleric dies
  • 453

    End of Byzantine empire

    End of Byzantine empire
  • 465

    Clovis is born

    Clovis is born
    Clovis was the son of a Frankish king. In 481, at the death of Clovis's father, Clovis to became a king.
    In order to gain more power and land, Clovis went into battle with other Frankish kings.
  • 480

    St. Benedict beginning

    St. Benedict beginning
    St. Benedict was the founder of the monastic order.
    St. Benedict's fellow monks tried to poison him multiple times but were repeatedly stopped by unknown forces.
  • 483

    Justinian's rule

    Justinian's rule
    Under Justinian's rule many churches were built and Byzantine art thrived.
    Emperor Justinian caught the plague but was apart of the fortunate group that survived.
  • 511

    Clovis's rule ends

    Clovis's rule ends
  • 532

    Nika riots

    Nika riots
    The Nika riots were the greatest riots in Constantinople's history with a total death count of nearly thirty thousand people.
    These riots nearly brought the fall of the Byzantine empire when Justinian was nearly ready to leave by ship only to be told by his wife Theodorra that, "Purple is a good color for a funeral" convincing him to stay and hold down the empire.
  • 547

    St. Benedict's end

    St. Benedict's end
  • 548

    Theodora dies

    Theodora dies
    The citizens blamed the Bubonic Plague on Theodora's promiscuousness.
    Theodora's cause of death was cancer.
  • 565

    End of Justinian's rule

    End of Justinian's rule
  • Jan 18, 689

    Beginning of Charles "The Hammer" Martel's power

    Beginning of Charles "The Hammer" Martel's power
    Charles "The Hammer" earned his name because of his many victories.
    Charles "The Hammer" had alot of control over the church and used funds from the church for his government.
  • Jan 18, 741

    End of Charles "The Hammer" Martel's power

    End of Charles "The Hammer" Martel's power
  • Jan 18, 768

    Charlemagne's power begins

    Charlemagne's power begins
    Charlemagne founded Holy Roman Empire and influenced European economy and political life.
    Charlemagne and Carloman, Charlemagne’s brother, were both given territory to rule but Carloman received more land. Carloman died in 771 and Charlemagne became ruler of the entire kingdom.
  • Jan 18, 800

    Viking invasion begins

    Viking invasion begins
    The Vikings looted and conquered parts of England, France, Germany, Ireland, and other lands.
    Religion was an important part of a Viking's life. Originally, the Vikings worshipped many gods but later the Vikings converted to Christianity.
  • Jan 18, 814

    Charlemagne's power ends

    Charlemagne's power ends
  • Jan 18, 846

    Muslim Invasion

    Muslim Invasion
    The Muslims, when they began to invade Europe, focused on Italy and Spain.
    Muslim invasion helped to accelerate feudalism.
  • Jan 19, 873

    Death of Ivar "The Boneless"

    Death of Ivar "The Boneless"
    Ivar "The Boneless" led the Great Heathen Army when they invaded England.
    Ivar “The Boneless” was the son of a powerful man named Ragnar Lodbrok.
  • Jan 18, 950

    Viking invasion ends

    Viking invasion ends
  • Jan 18, 1347

    Black Death

    Black Death
    Two facts:
    The bubonic is a zoonosis diseaase transmitted by the fleaas that that live on the fur of a rat.
    After a person is bitten by a flea, symptoms would appear 2-5 days later. These symptoms included chills, fever, headache, etc...