Honfoglalás (Conquest?)The Hungarians/Magyars crossed the Cartpatheans and enterred the Carpathian Basin, probably probably under Árpád. Then they felt comfortable and have not moved since then. It is important why was I born here.
The Great SchismAfter several disagreements and political conflicts, the church has split into Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church.
It must be important to the religious people, from then on they could choose which church is more sympathetic.
Oct 14, 1066
The Battle of HastingsWilliam the Conqueror, finally defeated the Anglo-Saxon king Harold II, soon he took the English throne as well. The Anglo-Saxons had ruled the land there for over 600 years and then the Normans had taken over control, so it was a huge change.
Domesday BookWilliam the Conqueor ordered to create a survay of English lands, and landowners. This is an invaluable primary source for us now, from it we can image what as it like to live in the Medueval Times.
The first CrusadeIt was a series of wars controlled and supported by the Latin Church. The aim was to get back the Holy Land from the Muslim control. There were several other crusades in the next 200 yeras. In my opinion it was crual and absolutely useless and I don't think God wanted thousants of dead people. It also shows how much influence did the church has in politics, and how important was it in their daily life.
Jun 15, 1215
Magna Carta Libertatum was issuedJohn, King of England was under pressure from his rebellious barons, so he eventually signed this agreement and gave more rights and power to the people. It was the first step along the way to create democracy and freedom which we can enjoy nowadays, so I think it may be one of the most important dates in middle ages.
Period: 1337 to 1453
100 year warIt was a series of conflicts in Western Europe between several royal houses who all wanted to rule the Kingdom of France. In the end King Henry V. conquered larg portions of France.
It actually lasted for 116 years. After they both wasted their resources they realized how useless it was, and since then there was not a war thing long. However several developments happened which helped to rise the modern Europe.
Period: 1347 to 1351
Black DeathIt killed over 25 million people, one-third to one-half of the European pupolation died. It was the start of the second plague pandemic. It was the most devastating plague in human history. From it we can image the dirt they must lived in.
(Now almost 700 years later, we are in the same situation, it seems we did not develop. )
Printing pressJohannes Guttenberg invented the printing press. Knowledge is power and by printing book and newspapers faster than ever before the knowledge and information spread quickly.
May 29, 1453
Fall of Eastern Roman/ Byzantine EmpireThe Byzantine Empire was too big, had too many enemies and several civil wars weakend it so it was expected to crumble.
The power was taken by Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire.
It influenced the traiding but the Orthodox Church had survived, just moved to other regions, such as Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, at that time.
It was important that an empire whixh lasted almost for 1500 years had finally come the an end.
Oct 12, 1492
America is DicoveredChristopher Columbus discovered America and claimed the land for Spain. I think it is pretty important, not everyday can we find out that there is another continent.