The Dark Age Timeline

  • 455

    Vandals Sack Rome

    Vandals Sack Rome
    It was directed by the Vandals. They were at battle with the usurping Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus.
  • 476

    Clovis Merovingian Dynasty Starts

    Clovis Merovingian Dynasty Starts
    From the middle of the 5th century until 751 the Merovingian Dynasty was the ruling family of the Franks.
  • 480

    Benedict of Nursia

    Benedict of Nursia
    He is a patron saint of Europe and a Christian saint venerated in multiple churches. The Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion and Old Catholic Churches.
  • 673

    Saint Bede

    Saint Bede
    St. Bede the Venerable, Anglo-Saxon scholar, student of history, and chronologist. St. Bede is most popular for his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum ("Ecclesiastical History of the English People"), a source imperative to the historical backdrop of the change to Christianity of the Anglo-Saxon clans.
  • Oct 10, 732

    Battle of Tours

    Battle of Tours
    At the Battle of Tours close to Poitiers, France, Frankish pioneer Charles Martel, a Christian, overcomes a huge multitude of Spanish Moors, stopping the Muslim development into Western Europe. Abd-ar-Rahman, the Muslim legislative head of Cordoba, was murdered in the battling, and the Moors withdrew from Gaul, never to return in such power.
  • 768

    MISSI DOMINICI

    MISSI DOMINICI
    Acted as an inspector(s), they are never allowed to go to their home town, and appointed in pairs. Constantly would change places to avoid ties, reported directly to the king, and 1 from the church and one from laity.
  • 780

    Al-Khwarizmi

    Al-Khwarizmi
    He was a Persian polymath who produced vastly influential works in mathematics, geography, and was appointed as the astronomer and head of the library of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad around 820 CE.
  • 782

    Massacre of Verden

    Massacre of Verden
    Charlemagne supposedly requested the butcher of nearly 4,500 Saxons. He in the long run constrained the Saxons to change over to Christianity, and announced that any individual who didn't get submersed or follow other Christian conventions be killed.
  • Jun 8, 793

    Vikings Attack Linidisfarne

    Vikings Attack Linidisfarne
    Vikings attack on the island of Lindisfarne (Holy Island) off the shore of what is now Northumberland.
  • Jan 28, 814

    Charlemagne Dies

    Charlemagne Dies
    Charlemagne was healthy a large portion of his life until the most recent four years in his life. When he often suffered from fevers and acquired a limp he took advise from his counsel instead of a doctor. He hated doctors.
  • 849

    King Alfred of England

    King Alfred of England
    Also known as Alfred the Great he was lord of the West Saxons. He was the most youthful child of King Æthelwulf of Wessex.
  • 854

    Muhammed al-Razi

    Muhammed al-Razi
    He was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, philosopher, and important figure in the history of medicine, he also wrote on logic, astronomy and grammar.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    This battle changed the course of history as now the defeated king, King Harold II of England was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. The King was defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror which establish Normans as rules. This brought about a cultural transformation.
  • 1085

    Domesday Book

    Domesday Book
    An exhaustive record of the degree, worth, proprietorship, and liabilities of land in England, made in 1086 by request of William I.
  • 1094

    Ibn Zuhur

    Ibn Zuhur
    He was an Arab physician, surgeon, and poet. He was he most well-regarded physician of his era. He was traditionally known by his Latinized name Avenzoar.
  • Nov 5, 1162

    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan
    He was the first Great Khan and founder of the Mongol Empire, he rose to power by uniting Northeast Asia nomadic tribes. After his death, the Mongol Empire became the largest bordering empires in history.
  • Aug 20, 1190

    Sundisata Keita

    Sundisata Keita
    He was a ruler and originator of the Mali Empire. His great-nephew was Mansa Musa, the Malian ruler.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is signed by King John. It was a document guaranteeing English political liberties that was drafted at Runnymede, a meadow by the River Thames, under pressure from his rebellious barons.
  • Sep 15, 1254

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    He was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. Between 1271 and 1295, he traveled through Asia along the Silk Road.
  • 1280

    Mansa Musa Journey for the Hajj

    Mansa Musa Journey for the Hajj
    He pilgrimage between 1324 and 1325 with 60,000 men including 12,000 slaves all wearing brocade and Persian silk. They each carried 4 pounds of gold bars, heralds dressed in silks, who bore gold staffs, organized horses, and handled bags.
  • 1300

    Guy De Chauliac

    Guy De Chauliac
    He was a French physician and surgeon. He wrote the Chirurgia Magna, a lengthy and influential treatise on surgery in Latin.
  • 1343

    Geoffery Chaucer

    Geoffery Chaucer
    He was an English poet and author and widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also known as the "father of English literature" or "father of English poetry".
  • 1343

    Jani Beg Siege of Kaffa/Caffa

    Jani Beg Siege of Kaffa/Caffa
    Jani Beg directed an enormous Crimean Tatar power that assaulted the Crimean port city of Kaffa.
  • Sep 11, 1364

    Christine De Pisan

    Christine De Pisan
    She was a poet and author at the court of King Charles VI of France and several French dukes. After the death of her husband, Christine served as a court writer in medieval France.
  • May 30, 1431

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc
    She was canonized as a Catholic saint. A heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War. She was nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" or "Maid of Lorraine"