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middle ages

  • 476

    Western Emperor

     Western Emperor
    deposed by a Gothic King.
  • Period: 476 to Dec 31, 950

    middle ages

  • 527

    The greatest Byzantine ruler

    The greatest Byzantine ruler
    emperor from 527-565, who rebuilt Hagia Sophia and, influenced by his wife Theodora, instituted many reforms improving the status of women.
  • Oct 5, 622

    decline of the East

    decline of the East
    began with the first Muslim invasions in 622
  • Dec 24, 742

    Charles the Great (742-814),

    crowned emperor of the Romans on Christmas Day
  • Oct 20, 768

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Pepin the Short dies; Charles (Charlemagne) succeeds
  • Jan 1, 774

    Charlemagne waged war

    Charlemagne waged war
    war with the Saxons from 774-804. At one point, he threatened that he would kill all of the Saxons unless they became Christians.
  • Oct 20, 813

    astronomy

    astronomy
    A school of astronomy established in Baghdad
  • Oct 20, 840

    Louis the Pious dies

    Louis the Pious dies
    Louis the Pious dies; Civil war in Frankish kingdom between his sons
  • Oct 20, 843

    Kenneth MacAlpin

    Kenneth MacAlpin
    Kenneth MacAlpin unites Scots and Picts, founding the medieval kingdom of Scotland
  • Oct 20, 900

    Toltec kingdom

    Toltec kingdom
    Approximate date for the establishment of the Toltec kingdom in Mexico