Medieval Timeline Assignment

By adam31
  • 511


    He was the first King of France, he was also the first to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one rule. He became the first Catholic ruler of France. He was the first Frankish king to be Catholic instead of the past kings who were Arian.
  • Period: 511 to Jan 1, 1453

    Medieval Timeline

  • 565


    A Eastern Roman emperor who sought out to restore the lost western Roman Empire. He extended the Eastern Roman Empire to Spain. He also restored Roman rule over Rome after a century under barbarians. He is also responsible for the creation of the church Hagia Sophia.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Battle of Tours

    The battle of Tours was one of the most important battles ever fought in human history. The Frankish victory helped to keep Christianity the main religion of Europe. It is said that if the Franks lost the battle that the conquest of Islam would have been successful and modern western culture would be different.
  • Jan 2, 1054

    East-West Schism

    The Eastern Orthodox church and Western Roman Catholic church's split and became two different church's. It formally started when Pope Leo XI went into the Hagia Sophia and placed a document on an altar. This was to excommunicate the Patriarch of Constantinople, who was Michael Cerularius
  • Jan 1, 1066

    Viking Invasions

    The viking attacks on europe made the people of western and northern europe fearful of the vikings. The Vikings attacked and pillage towns and cities killing any and all citizens. They built ships that were capable of travelling upstream and on the ocean. They mostly attacked northern Britain conquering Ireland and half of England at their height. They were conquered in 1066 by Alfred the Great of England.
  • Jan 1, 1088

    Norman Conquest of England

    The Norman Conquest of England was lead by William the Conquer of Normandy. He defeated the English king at the time Harold the second, at the battle of Hastings. This win was a very important win as it opened England up to the rest of Europe rather than being dominated by Scandinavian influence.
  • Jan 1, 1088

    University of Bologna founded

    It was the first university to be founded in Europe. It still in use today as an modern university. Until modern times the university only gave out Doctorate's.
  • Jan 1, 1204

    Eleanor of Aquitaine

    She was the only person in the world to be a queen in both France and England. She was the wealthiest woman of the middle ages in Europe. It helped that she was the duchess of Aquitaine in France, the wealthiest county of France at the time. She is also the mother of King John, who signed the Magna Carta.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    A document signed by King John of England, it determined that nobody was above the law including the king. King John was forced to sign this document by his barons at the time. The document is significant in medieval law as it helped develop the medieval law in England.
  • Jan 1, 1324

    Marco Polo

    A Venetian merchant who travelled through Asia. He was the first European to document his travels and he enlightened Europe of Asia. He travelled Asia for 24 years before returning back to Venice. He documented his travels with an inmate when he was captured, his book was called the travels of Marco Polo
  • Jan 1, 1398

    Johann Gutenberg

    The creator of the printing press and was the first person to mass produce the bible. The creation of the printing press helped transition medieval Europe into the renaissance period. It also helped with many economic purposes, such as keeping records.
  • Jan 1, 1432

    Joan of Arc

    She was one of the most important figures during the Hundred Years War and was responsible for leading the armies into battle and victory. She has been declared a saint and also a martyr for the Christian religion. Very early in her life when she was 19 she was burned at the stake.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    The Fall of Constantinople was caused do to the rising Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman empire was the first empire to conquer Constantinople and this marked the end of the Roman Empire. Constantinople was conquered by Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred Years War

    The Hundred Years war, was between France and England. It showed the first time that two nation were at war with each other, rather than two kings at war. Before the war England held almost 50% of the French territory. After the war though England held no French land.
  • Charlemagne

    One of the greatest rulers of all time, he created an empire that was the largest the world had seen since the Roman empire. When he united the Franks he used his armies to conquer Italy and become a Roman Emperor. He is often called the father of both the German and French monarchies. He also helped start the Ottoman Empire