Middle ages events

  • 476

    Fall of the Roman Empire

    The fall of the Roman empire marked the beginnning of the Middle Ages, also known as the dark ages. The Middle ages was a time of disease, war, and bad climate. It was basically a huge step backward in the development of Europe. Life sucked even more if you were not of noble origin.
  • 506

    Clovis' Conversion

    Clovis was the first Frank king to unite all the Frankish tribes. He converted to Christianity in 506, but was still a pagan when he conquered the last Roman ruler. Besides uniting the Franks, Clovis' conversion added high appeal to the religion. Exact date is unknown
  • Oct 1, 732

    The Battle of Tours

    In this battle Charles Martel defeated the Muslim army in an area betweeen the cities Poitiers and Tours. Charles Martel was given the nickname "The Hammer" after this battle because he beat the Moors even though he was outnumbered and the Moors had a strong army
  • Oct 14, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    This was the most famous battle of the Middle Ages. The battle was fought by King William II, and King Harold of the Saxons. The battle was won by King William II
  • Nov 27, 1095

    The First Crusade

    The first crusade was a military expedition by European Christians, hoping to regain the holy land. The Holy Land, the land between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean, was taken by the Muslims in the conquest of Levant. The first crusade was launched by Pope Urban II in 1095, and it ended in 1099
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in history. The Magna Carta was a document signed by King John that limited his power over civilians, ensured personal liberty, and secured the rights of individuals.
  • Apr 15, 1347

    The Black Death

    The Black Death was an outbreak of plague that killed a mass amount of people in Europe. The plague was brought over from cargo ships and the fleas on carts on trade routes from China to Europe. The plague eventually died out sometime in 1350. Exact dates are unknown
  • Charlemagne Crowned Emperor

    Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas Day in 800. The empire was considered "Holy" because it was Christian, and "Roman" because of its revivalist nature. Charlemagne maintained peace in Europe, but it all ended when he died.