The Dark Ages

  • Period: 200 to Sep 27, 1000

    Christianity and the Dark Ages

    This is the time of the Christianity and the dark ages.
  • 272

    Constantine's Birth

    Constantine's Birth
    On February 27th of the year 272, the eventual-emperor Constantine was born in Modern day Serbia.
  • 312

    Outcome: Battle of Milvian Bridge

    Outcome: Battle of Milvian Bridge
    The Battle of the Milvian Bridge was fought on the Milvian Bridge, over the Tiber river, between the Roman Emperors Constantine I, and Maxentius. This led to Constantine I being the sole and only ruler of Rome, which gave him total control of the Western Roman Empire, and started the revolution for Christianity to be the dominant religion in both the Roman Empire, and eventually, Europe.
  • 325

    Outcome: The Council of Nicea

    Outcome: The Council of Nicea
    The Council of Nicea was a council of varying bishops from differant types of Christianity, this council was held by Constantine I, in NIcea, Bithynia. This settled all the issues between the teachings of Jesus, Christianity, and the nature of Jesus Christs' relationship to God. It also established the actual date of Easter.
  • 337

    Constantine's Death

    Constantine's Death
    Constantine died on May 22, 337, in Modern Day Turkey
  • 370

    Alaric I Is born

    Alaric I Is born
    The King of the Visigoths, Alaric I, is born on Puece island
  • 376

    Outcome: Fall of the Western Roman Empire

    Outcome: Fall of the Western Roman Empire
    After Constantine I's death, a lot of un-important and weak Emperor's took control of the Western Roman Empire. By 376, a large number of Goths and other Barbaric tribes eventually started invading and raiding the territories inside of the Roman Empire, until all of the land was conquered and lost by the Roman empires. This kept up until Flavius Odoacer deposed Emperor Romulus, which is considered to be the end of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 412

    Alaric I dies

    Alaric I dies
    The king of the Visigoths from 395-410, Alaric I, dies at Cosenza, in Italy.
  • 435

    Odoacer's birth.

    Odoacer's birth.
    The eventual-king of Italy, who is credited with marking the end of the Western Roman Empire, Flavius Odoacer, is born sometime in 435.
  • 466

    Clovis I's birth

    Clovis I's birth
    Clovis I's birth.
  • 480

    Saint Benedict's birth.

    Saint Benedict's birth.
    Sometime during the year of 480, Saint Benedict, who's known as the Patron Saint to all of the Anglican/Catholic churches in Europe, is born in Norcia, Italy.
  • 482

    Justinian the Great is born.

    Justinian the Great is born.
    Justinian, or, "Justinian the Great" is born in Tauresium in today's Republic of Macedonia
  • 493

    Flavius Odoacer's death.

    Flavius Odoacer's death.
    Flavius Odoacer died on March 15th of 493 at Ravenna, Italy.
  • 500

    Theodora is born

    Theodora is born
    Thought to be one of the most influential women in the history of the Roman empire, The wife of Justinian I, Theodora, is born in Famagusta, Cyprus.
  • 511

    Clovis's Death

    Clovis's Death
    The King of the Franks, Clovis, died of unknown reasonsand causes.
  • 537

    Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia is a large Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. When it was first created in 537, it was a Greek Orthodox patriarchal church dedicated to the "Wisdom of God." Then, the building became a mosque from May 29 of 1453, until 1931. Then afterwards it was opened as a museum on February 1st 1935
  • Period: 541 to 542

    Outcome: The Justinian Plague

    The Justinian Plague was a pandemic that afflicted the entirety of the Byzantine Empire, including Constantinople, it had also hit Asia, Africa, and it had went through Europe all the way to Denmark and Ireland. They say it was the Bubonic Plague, much like the Black Death that would happen some 800 years in the future. It had affected Europe greatly, killing at an estimated 5000 a day when it was at it's peak in Constantinople alone. This is generally attributed as the first bubonic plague.
  • 543

    St. Benedict's death.

    St. Benedict's death.
    St. Benedict, having aged a lot, and tought many young, old, sick, poor, rich, and etc. about God, having been a Saint in both the Anglican and Catholic churches.
  • 548

    Theodora's death.

    Theodora's death.
    Theodora, wife of Justinian I, dies at a young age of 48 by cancer, while her husband, Justinian I, is in his sixties, and will live for approximately 20 more years. She dies in Constantinople, Turkey.
  • 565

    Justinian The Great dies

    Justinian The Great dies
    Justinian I, or, Justinian the Great, dies in Constantinople, which is now in Modern day Turkey.
  • Oct 2, 672

    St. Bede is born.

    St. Bede is born.
    Bede, also known as St. Bede, or Bede the Venerable, is born in Jarrow, U.K., in 672 A.D.
  • Aug 23, 686

    The Hammer's Birth

    The Hammer's Birth
    The Hammer was born in Herstal, Belgium,on 8/23/686
  • Oct 10, 732

    Outcome: The Battle of Tours

    Outcome: The Battle of Tours
    In 732 A.D., Charles Martel fought off Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, an Islam leader outside the city of Tours, in France, which halted the progression of Islam coming up the Iberian Penninsula, and conserved Christianity, and allowed it to further spread out farther.
  • May 26, 735

    Bede's death.

    Bede's death.
    Bede the Venerable dies in Jarrow, United Kingdom, the same village he was born in.
  • Oct 22, 741

    Charles Martel, "The Hammer" dies.

    Charles Martel, "The Hammer" dies.
    On October 22, 741, Charles Martel, nicknamed"The Hammer" died of unknown causes.
  • Apr 2, 742

    Charlemagne was born

    Charlemagne was born
    The eventual-emperor, Charlemagne, was born on April Second, of 742 A.D.
  • Period: Oct 7, 787 to Oct 7, 1066

    Outcome: The Viking Raids

    The Viking Raids were a large-scale conquest among the entirety of the British Isles, Europe, and Eurasia, where the Vikings went not just as raiders, but also as traders, colonists, and mercenaries. Some of their colonies include Leif Ericson's colonization of North America in Newfoundland and Labrador. However, those North American colonies were quickly taken care of, they had made a lot of more established and permanent settlements in Greenland, Iceland, Normandy, and Great Britain.
  • Oct 1, 794

    Ivar the Boneless is born

    Ivar the Boneless is born
    Ivar the Boneless is born
  • Jan 28, 814

    Charlemagne's Death

    Charlemagne's Death
    After being the emperor for just a little over 13 years, Charlemagne dies from illness after getting a high-fever.
  • Oct 2, 849

    Outcome: Alfred the Great's birth

    Outcome: Alfred the Great's birth
    Alfred the Great, the King of Wessex from 871-899, is born sometime in the year of 849, he is credited for successfully defending his kingdom from viking conquests, and, by the end of his reign, he was the dominant ruler in England.
  • Oct 1, 870

    Ivar the Boneless's death.

    Ivar the Boneless's death.
    Ivar the Boneless died somewhere around 870-873, no one knows exactly when and how he died.
  • Oct 26, 899

    Alfred the Great's death

    On October 26th, of the year 899, the Wessex King, Alfred the Great, died from unknown causes, but, his biographer, Asser gave a description of an unknown condition he had, which leads scholars to think that it was either Crohn's Disease, or haemorrhoidal disease.
  • Period: Oct 4, 962 to

    Outcome: The Holy Roman Empire

    The Holy Roman Empire was a multi-ethnic union of territories in Europe that was ruled by an elected Emperor, these "electors" were considered to be princes. This created the feudal system, where the Emperor was the supreme leader, followed by kings, princes, lords, knights, and the other vassals below them.