Middle Ages Timeline

Timeline created by John.alwan
In Music
  • 476

    Fall of the Roman Empire

    Life in Rome started to fall apart. They suffered many attacks and troubles that led to even worse things. In the end, the Roman Empire had fallen.
  • 590

    Gregorian Chant

    Official music of Roman Catholic Church
    Melodies set to sacred latin texts
    Church modes
    No meter
    Flexible Rhythms
    Narrow Range of Pitches
    Pitches Predominately move by step
  • 750

    Irish monks establish early-medieval art.

    The greatest surviving product of these monks is the Book of Kells, a Gospel book of decorative art.
  • 800

    Charlemagne crowned first Holy Roman Emperor

    The King of the Franks, Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. He united much of Western Europe.
  • 1100

    Hildegard of Bingen composed O Successores

    Sung by nuns in Hildegard's Convent In Praise of the holy confessors (successors of Christ). Single melodic line with drone accompaniment. Drone-One or more sustained tones accompanying a melody. Interval of a fifth played on a fiddle
  • 1160

    Notre Name school

    the history of music because it produced the earliest repertory of polyphonic (multipart) music to gain international prestige and circulation.
  • 1260

    Anonymous (Sumer canon)

    It is the oldest piece of six-part polyphonic music
  • 1291

    Last Crusade to the Holy Land (non-musical event in book)

    The crusaders of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem, killing its Muslim inhabitants. The Crusaders divide their new territories into four principalities.
  • 1336

    Guillaume de Machaut- Puis qu'en oubli sui de vous

    A love poem to lover Perrone, a beautiful young noblewoman
    Organum: Gregorian Chant with one or more lines
    Rondeau (abababab)
    Vocal Melody with two accompanying parts
  • 1348

    Black Death begins

    The black death was a horrible plague that swiped across the European region. The plague caused over half of the population to die.
  • 1430

    Joan of Arc is captured and taken to England.

    The English accuses her of being a witch and condemn her for heresy. Joan is publicly burned in the city of Rouen.
  • 1475

    Josquin des Prez (Ave Maria . . . virgo serena)

    It is regarded as Josquin's most famous motet and one of the most famous pieces of the 15th century.
  • 1492

    Columbus discovers the New World

    Christopher Columbus was an explorer. He tried to find a new passage to India, and he also believed he found this passage. But the truth was, he discovered a New World.
  • 1509

    Henry VIII succeeds his father, Henry VII, for the English.

    Henry is most remembered: his six marriages and his break with Rome (which would not allow divorce), leading to the English Reformation.