The Dark Ages

By Tasnia
  • 476

    Rome is invaded

    Romulus Agustus was removed from the throne when a barbarian named Odoacer invaded Rome. The barbarian and his soldiers were in Rome for three days till they left. Odoacer wanted to raise his status and increase popularity. Eventually, he led Rome into the Dark Ages.
  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    The Dark Ages

  • Jan 1, 632

    Muslim Expansion Began

    From 632 CE to 733 CE, the Islamic Religion was expanding. Muslims began to conquest in the Middle East and in parts of India and Africa. The attempt for conquest in India did not flourish compared to other areas were muslim tried to conquest.
  • Jan 1, 750

    Abbasid Caliphate

    The Abbasid Caliphate began in 750 C.E. The Abbasids did not rise much because of the Umayyads. When the Umayyids fell, Abbasids rose and gained power.
  • Jan 1, 786

    Harun Al-Rashid ruled as an Abbasid Caliph

    Harun Al-Rashid is known for being the fifth Abbasid Caliph. The Abbasid Dynasty grew in science, economic, and religious aspects of their society.
  • Jan 1, 968

    The Byzantine Empire takes over Bulgaria

    The future ruler of the Byzantine Empire, Borris II, went to Constantinople to set a peace treaty that later resulted in the conquest of Bugaria.
  • Oct 8, 985

    Eric the Red is Exiled

    Eric the Red is exiled from Iceland after being involved with a number of murders and fights with others. He founded Greenland. His son, Lief Ericson, is known for possibly finding North America before Christopher Columbus.
  • Nov 27, 1096

    The First Crusade Begins

    The First Crusade began on November 27, 1096 when Pope Urban II wanted to take the holy ciy of Jerusalem back. He made a powerful speech that said Christians needed to regain control of the holy lands. The First Crusade ended in 1291 C.E.
  • Sep 20, 1187

    The Siege of Jerusalem

    Saladin is part of the Ayyubid Dynasty and is the founder of it as well. He is widely known for his attempts to take over holy cities. The Siege of Jerusalem was one of these attempts and was successful, but the siege was one of the aspects that led to the Third Crusade.
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Genghis Khan became emperor of the Mongol Empire

    Genghis Khan was the man who led the Mongol Empire to their height. He invaded many areas that took him in as their leader. The Mongol Empire is one of the greatest empires of that time period.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Black Death

    Near the middle of the 1300s, Black Death became an epidemic throughout most of the world. Many of the people who received the sickness died quickly. At times, entire families would be gone from the disease. Black Death began in 1347,