Middle Ages Timeline

  • 410

    Fall of Rome

    Alaric the Goth took over rome, and the middle ages started, much before this the Goth's surrounded the city taking their supply lines.
  • Period: 410 to Sep 12, 1220


    Feudalism was where there were lords who essentially became more powerful than kings since they charged their serfs and other pessents so much money to live with them from the Grain Mills, and Bake Houses.; Feudalism was important because it was how people were protected from threats but inturn had to trade their grain and other essential items.
  • Oct 11, 765

    Byzantine Empire

    Byzantine Empire
    The Byzantine Empire was one of the only remaining great empires remaining in the Middle ages. In most of the time that it was still around its capital, Constantinople was the biggest city in the world. Infact, it was said that over 2/3's of the entire worlds ecconomy was held in Constantinople. The Byzantine Empire was important because it was the bigest city for people to interact with eachother from money, politics etc.
  • Oct 5, 1054

    Great Schism

    The Great Schism divided the State church of the Roman Empire into two different churches, the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. This effected europe because each side had different rules that might have been fought over before.
  • Sep 28, 1066

    William the Conqueror

    William the Conqueror became famous from the invasion of England by William, The Duke of Normandy. The Main impact of William the Conqueror in the middle ages were due to the takeover of England.
  • Nov 27, 1095

    First Crusade

    The First Crusade was a attempt to take back the holy land of Jerusalem (ordered by Pope Urban II) ; it was important because while they lost they brought back various educational and other advances back to Europe.
  • Jan 1, 1145

    Second Crusade

    The Second Crusade was launched after the first Crusade in an effort to steal back the holy land. Launched by Pope Eugene III, this crusade was mostly a failure to Europe. : Overall although they failed, it still impacted Europe in the middle ages since they still brought back advances from different parts of the world.
  • Aug 12, 1198

    Innocent III

    Pope Innocent III was one of the most if not the most powerful pope's. He influenced the middle ages by launching the crusades and getting valuable materials to bring back to Europe.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta was an attempt to force the king, and other high athority to give up some of their power that they previously had. To the majority of the citizens in Europe this was a huge leap in ending the Middle Ages since they werent tied down to Feudalism as much.
  • Mar 9, 1292


    Chivalry is a group of knights that are generally described with Honor and other "knightly virtues", however this wasnt nessicarily the case with some knights in the middle ages. Regardless, when used to describe Chivalry you generally hear about a code of Chivalry which was used to set rules for knights in their givin country
  • Period: Aug 12, 1337 to Oct 23, 1453

    Hundred Years’ War

    The Hundred Years’ War was a combination of seperate battles for the French Throne
  • Jan 1, 1348

    Black Death

    The Black Death was a pandemic or a plague due to the outbreak of the Yersinia pestis bacteria. This effected most european citizens that lived in major cities since it spread like wildfire.
  • Dec 9, 1421

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc was famous for Rousing the French against the English during the famous Hundred Years' War.
  • Viking's

    The First viking attack happened in English abbey, Lindisfarne. This was important because these attacks caused fear and made times alot worse in the middle ages for regular eurpean citizens.
  • Charlemagne

    Charlemagne was the king of the franks who conqured Italy and was crowned as "Imperator Augustus" by Pope Leo III. He was a rival of the Byzantine Empire. The importance of this was that he took over Ittaly and had several years of a peacefull empire, and was a glimpse of home for the dark ages that would like close to another 600 years.