Early middle ages

Middle Ages

  • 476

    Western Roman Empire Ends

    Western Roman Empire Ends
    The Western Roman Empire officially comes to an end thanks to Odoacer, a Germanic warrior who exiled Romulus Agustus (Rome's Emporer).
  • 509

    Clovis begins his Reign as King of Franks

    Clovis begins his Reign as King of Franks
    Clovis I begins his reign as the Frankish king. He spreads Christianity, in return for God answering his prayer (to win at war). He is the first to establish the Frankish Kingdom in Europe.
  • 590

    Gregory the Great becomes Pope

    Gregory the Great becomes Pope
    Gregory the Great becomes Pope. He was known as "Father of Worship" throughout the middle ages because of his amazing efforts in changing the Roman worship of his day.
  • Jan 1, 600

    Islamic Invasion

    Islamic Invasion
    Islamic Caliphates conquered formal Roman territory, thus spreading the Islamic religion.
  • Jan 1, 618

    Tang Dynasty in China

    Territorial expansion throughout China/land in general. There were improvements in agriculture, transportation, and communication.
  • Jan 1, 638

    Jerusalem captured by Muslims

    Jerusalem captured by Muslims
    Jerusalem was captured by Muslims, who were spreading the religion of Islam. The majority of population was Christian. This was called the "Arab Period" in time for Jerusalem. Umar (the first Caliph) was leader at the time.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne becomes Roman Emporer

    Charlemagne becomes Roman Emporer
    Charlemagne (named Charles I) was the first Holy Roman Emporer. He is responisble for expanding the Frankish Kingdom into an empire of it's own. He was crowned by Pope Leo III when he conquered Italy in December of 800.
  • Apr 23, 871

    Alfred the Great begins his reign

    Alfred the Great begins his reign
    Alfred takes his place as king, and rules his rightful territory in Southern England, by inheritance.
  • Oct 26, 899

    Alfred the Great Dies

    Alfred the Great Dies
    King Alfred died of an unpleasant, life-long, but unknown disease. He was burried in Old Minster, and then moved to New Minster.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Black Death Begins

    Black Death Begins
    The "Black Plague" outbreak begins. Rat fleas are responsible for carrying the disease on free-loading rats that rode cargo ships to distant lands across the general area. Europe lost half of its ENTIRE population.