MIddle Ages

  • 360

    The Hagia Sophia was built

    Hagia Sophia was built originally as a Christian church by Constantine II in Constantinople. After years of political unheavel the church was converted into a mosque in 1453. Here it stills today as one of the most influential architexture acomplishments the religious world has ever known
  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    MIddle Ages

  • 527

    Justinian I becomes Eastern Roman Emperor

    Justinian's cornation as Emperor of Eastern Rome marked the end of the once great Roman empire. Allowing him to grow the new Byzantine empire even further than originally thought would be possible.
  • 597

    Canterbury Cathedral

    Augustine had recieved a very odd gift, a church from the local King of Canterbury. The King and his family were hoping to bring good tidings and unity to England. This beatiful cathedral has been standing for more than 1414 years, the oldest church still in use in England.
  • Jan 1, 610

    The Religion of Islam is created

    For most of the world's population, Islam is not only a religion its a life style. Islam was creasted by the Prophet Abraham after received a vision from God, telling him to start this brand new religion. Islam would eventually become on of the biggest religious movements the world would ever know.
  • Feb 4, 900

    Louis the Child Crowned as King

    Louis is the youngest king Germany has ever known. he was often to weak and sick to fufill his duties as king, leaving most of the government in the hands of the elders and various religious leaders. Louis inherited the throne by the tragic death of his older half-brother, Zwentibold.
  • Jan 1, 1065

    The Crusades

    The Crusades were a series of "Holy Wars " launched and funded by the Christian states in Europe against the Moslem countries in the Middle East. Thier mean hope was to gain control of the "Holy Lands" particularly Jerusalem.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1065 to Jan 1, 1291

    The Crusades

  • Jan 1, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    This battle was fought for freedom from the English throne. After a horrible defeat, The Battle of Hastings changed all aspects of culture in England, with new laws and a strange new language.
  • Mar 5, 1133

    King Henry II was born

    As grandson of Henry I, Henry II had to defend England from the invading Scots. After a historic triumph he made William the Lion pay homage to his country though gold and a pledge of peace. He was also known as an extensive travler, having to be on the road for years on end.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    The Magma Carta Signed

    The Magme Carta is viewed as one of the most important and influential legal documents in the history of democracy. FIrst drafted to protect citizens from their King's endless power, this agreement lead to way to form more organized governements such as the Unites States of America.
  • Oct 5, 1291

    The End of the Crusades

    Finally Frederick II gained control of Jerusalem for a short time but only by a treaty. But in 1244 A.D. the Holy City of Jerusalem slipped back into the control of the Moslems.