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  • 400

    Fall of Western Roman Empire

    Fall of Western Roman Empire
    Massive westward movement of Germanic populations, fleeing the Huns, into Roman territories.
  • 400

    Visigoths invasion of the Western Roman Empire

    Visigoths invasion of the Western Roman Empire
    In 400, the Visigoths invaded the Western Roman Empire and, although briefly forced back from Italy, in 410 they were able to sack the city of Rome.
  • Period: 400 to Jan 1, 700

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  • 430

    Huns Invasion

    Huns Invasion
    The king of Huns, Attila the Hun, led invasions into the Balkans in 442 and 447
  • 450

    Anglo-Saxons invasion of Britian; Attila the Hun spares Rome

    Anglo-Saxons invasion of Britian; Attila the Hun spares Rome
    Attila, “the Scourge of God,” leader of the Asiatic tribe of the Huns; persuaded by Pope Leo I to spare Rome
  • 451

    Huns invade Gaul

    Huns invade Gaul
    The huns launch an invasion of Gaul in 451
  • 452

    Huns invasion of Italy

    Huns invasion of Italy
    The huns launch an invaion on Italy.
  • 476

    Death of Romulus Augustulus

    Death of Romulus Augustulus
    The last emperor of the west, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed in 476, which has led that year to be traditionally cited as the end of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 520

    St. Benedict established the first monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy.

     St. Benedict established the first monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy.
    St. Benedict established the first monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy. He drew up a set of rules for the monks, which included vows of obedience, poverty and manual labor.
  • 527

    Justinian I becomes Eastern Roman Emperor.

    Justinian I becomes Eastern Roman Emperor.
  • 590

    Gregory The Great becomes Pope

    Gregory The Great becomes Pope
    The missionary work reached new levels during his pontificate, revolutionized the way of worship for the Catholic Church (Gregorian Chants), liturgy, etc., and was soon canonized after his death
  • 597

    Augustine arrives in Kent.

    Augustine arrives in Kent.
    Christianization of Britain (Anglo-Saxons) begins. First Archbishop of Canterbury (sent by Pope Gregory I.
  • Oct 18, 604

    Kent accepts Christianity.

    Kent accepts Christianity.
    King Aethelbert of Kent accepts Christianity, influenced by his wife Bertha and by missionary Augustine.
  • Oct 18, 629

    Last Great Roman-Persian War

    Last Great Roman-Persian War
    Long conflict leaves both empires exhausted and unable to cope with the newly united Arab armies under Islam in the 630s.