Middle Ages

  • Period: 476 to Dec 31, 1300

    Middle Ages

  • Period: 476 to Dec 31, 1000

    Dark Ages

  • 527

    Justinian I becomes Byzantine Emperor.

    When Justin I died on 1 August 527, Justinian took control. As a ruler, Justinian showed great effort and energy. He was known as "the Emperor who never sleeps" because of his work habits.
  • 529

    Justinian I publishes Code of Civil Law

    Legal writings and imperial pronouncements into three parts of one body of law is what basically the code is about.
  • Jan 1, 650

    Arabs conquer most Byzantine terrirories.

    Arab forces conquer most of the Byzantine territories, formerly occupied by the Persians.
  • Jan 1, 700

    Arab conquest of Iberia

    Begins establishment of Al-Andalus
  • Jan 1, 800

    Charlemagne is crowned emperor by the pope in Rome

    Charlemagne establishes schools in all bishoprics and monasteries under his control.
  • Nov 27, 1095

    Fist Crusade

    It was launched by Pope Urban II
  • Dec 1, 1145

    Second Crusade begins.

    Launched by Pope Eugenius III ; led by Louis VII of France and Conrad III of Germany; ended in failure
  • May 1, 1189

    Third Crusade (Kings Crusade)

    Third Crusade (1189-1192), ended in failure; Frederick Barbarossa died by drowning on the way to the Holy Land.
  • Apr 12, 1204

    Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade capture Constantinople.

    The sack of Constantinople causes a firm Byzantine hatred of the West. The Crusaders completely took the city on April 13.
  • May 24, 1337

    Beggining of Hundred Years Wars

    Philip VI of France confiscates English territory in Gascony