Middle Ages Timeline

  • 481

    Clovis becomes king (Politics and religion)

    Politics and religion
  • Dec 15, 732

    Charles Martel defeats the Moors at Tour (war)

  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne is declared “Emperor of the Romans” (Politics)

    Politics
  • Dec 15, 888

    First Capetian king rules (politics)

  • Dec 25, 1066

    William the Conqueror began his rule (politics)

  • Nov 27, 1095

    Pope Urban II calls for war (War)

    War
  • Dec 15, 1096

    First Crusade begins (war)

  • Dec 15, 1122

    Concordat of Worms (religion and politics)

  • Dec 15, 1148

    Second Crusade begins (war)

  • Dec 15, 1170

    Thomas Becket murdered (religion and politics)

  • Dec 15, 1176

    Lombard League defeats Frederick (religion and war)

  • Dec 15, 1187

    Salah al-Din recaptures Jerusalem (religion)

  • Dec 15, 1187

    The last Crusade, when Muslims captured Acre (war and religion)

  • Dec 15, 1189

    Third Crusade begins (war)

  • Dec 15, 1198

    The year the cardinals began to elect each new pope (religion)

  • Dec 15, 1209

    Franciscan order founded (writing)

  • Dec 15, 1212

    Children’s Crusade (religion)

  • Dec 15, 1215

    Magna Carta signed (writing)

  • Dec 22, 1216

    Dominican order founded (writing and religion)

  • Dec 15, 1265

    Dante Alighieri born (writing)

  • Dec 15, 1324

    Defender of the Peace written (writing)

  • Dec 15, 1337

    Hundred Years War begins (War)

  • Dec 15, 1343

    Geoffrey Chaucer born (writing)

  • Oct 1, 1347

    Black Death spreads into Europe (War)

  • Oct 25, 1415

    Battle of Agincourt (war)

  • Dec 15, 1415

    Jan Hus burned at the Stake (religion)

  • May 30, 1431

    Joan of Arc burned at the stake (religion and politics)

  • Dec 15, 1453

    Hundred Years War ends (war)

  • Dec 15, 1455

    Wars of the Roses begins (war)

  • Dec 15, 1492

    Ferdinand and Isabella order all Jews to leave Spain (religion)