The Medival Age

  • 180

    Rome.

    Roman Empire at its largest. With Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • Period: 180 to Dec 31, 1500

    Medeival Age

  • 410

    Visigoths sack Rome

    The Visigoths sacked Rome under the direction of Alaric. 24th of August.
  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Beginning of the medieval era. Ending of Roman Empire.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charalemage is crowned.

    December 25th Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor
  • Feb 17, 814

    Charlemagne's rule ends.

  • Feb 17, 1023

    First paper money printed in China.

  • Feb 20, 1045

    Movable type printing by Bi Sheng in China.

  • Feb 20, 1050

    Crossbow invented in France.

  • Oct 14, 1066

    William the Conqueror,becomes King

    William the Conqueror,Duke of Normandy, invades England and becomes King after the Battle of Hastings.
  • Feb 20, 1077

    The Construction of the Tower of London begins.

  • Feb 20, 1086

    Compilation of the Domesday Book

    The Domesday Book, a great land and property survey commissioned by William the Conqueror to assess his new possessions.
  • Feb 20, 1099

    First Crusade.

    Jerusalem is re-taken from the Muslims on the urging of Pope Urban II
  • Feb 20, 1100

    Stone castles were being built.

  • Feb 20, 1118

    The Knights Templar founded

    The Knights Templar were founded to protect Jerusalem and European pilgrims on their journey to the city.
  • Feb 20, 1147

    Second Crusade

  • Feb 20, 1156

    Kremlin built in Moscow

  • Feb 20, 1190

    Third Crusade.

    In the Third Crusade, Saladin manages to unite the Muslim world and recapture Jerusalem, sparking the Third Crusade
  • Feb 20, 1200

    Clothing buttons invented.

  • Feb 20, 1200

    Fourth Crusade embarks.

    TheFourth Crusade, eventually sacks Constantinople
  • Feb 20, 1202

    Numbering system introduced

    The Hindu-Arabic numbering system introduced to the west by Italian mathematician, Fibonacci.
  • Feb 20, 1212

    Children's Crusade

  • Feb 20, 1215

    Magna Carta is signed.

    With the Magna Carta, King John placed himself and England's future sovereigns and magistrates within the rule of law.
  • Feb 20, 1249

    Rodger Bacon invented his gunpowder formula

  • Feb 20, 1250

    Gun invented in China.

  • Feb 21, 1280

    Mechanical clocks invented.

  • Feb 21, 1289

    Invention of eyeglasses.

  • Feb 21, 1290

    Windmills invented.

  • Feb 21, 1295

    Modern glassmaking begins in Italy.

  • Feb 21, 1295

    Marco Polo publishes his tales of China

  • Feb 21, 1307

    The Demise of the Knights Templar

    The Knights Templar are rounded up and murdered by Philip the Fair of France, with the backing of the Pope.
  • Feb 21, 1311

    The Great Famine. begining.

  • Feb 21, 1315

    The Great Famine.Ending.

  • Feb 21, 1326

    First mention of a handgun.

  • Feb 21, 1328

    First sawmill.

  • Feb 21, 1337

    The Hundred Years War begins.

    England and France struggle for dominance of Western Europe
  • Feb 21, 1348

    The Black Death.

    The Black Death ravages Europe for the first of many times. An estimated 20% - 40% of the population is thought to have perished within the first year
  • Feb 21, 1350

    The Black Death ends.

  • Feb 21, 1366

    Scales for weighing invented.

  • Feb 21, 1382

    The Bible is translated into English by John Wycliffe.

  • Feb 21, 1400

    The first piano called the Spinet invented.

  • Feb 21, 1411

    Trigger invented.

  • Feb 21, 1420

    Oil painting invented.

  • Feb 21, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci is born

  • Feb 21, 1453

    The Hundred Years War ends.

    Calais is the only English possession on Continental Europe
  • Feb 21, 1455

    Johannes Gutenberg invents printing press.

    Johannes Gutenberg invents printing press with metal movable type
  • Feb 21, 1455

    The Wars of the Roses begins in England

  • Feb 21, 1487

    Bell chimes invented.

  • Feb 21, 1492

    Martin Behaim invented the first map globe.

  • Feb 21, 1492

    Christopher Columbus reaches the New World

  • Feb 21, 1500

    End of medieval age. Beginning of Renaissance.