The Middle Ages

  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    The Dark Ages

    10 Important Dates In The Middle Ages
  • Jan 1, 600

    Begining Of Islam

    Was the beginning of one of the worlds most popular monotheistic religions that made many advancements and changes to cultures all around the world.
  • Jun 1, 633

    Begining of The Ridda Wars In Arabia

    The Ridda Wars were caused by rebellions towards the new caliph Abu-Bakr after Muhammad's death in 632. The wars helped Abu conquer Arabia causing his empire to become greater.
  • Jan 25, 750

    Abbasid Revolt

    The revolt over threw the Urmayyads which lead to the Abbasid Era. Where the empire made many contributions in the fields of astronomy, science, art, and mathematics.
  • Jul 15, 1000

    Vladimir I Coverts to Christianity

    Vladimir I was king of Kiev who converted his whole kingdom and himself to Christianity so he could gain powerful allies with the same religion. His one decision lead to the spread of Christianity through out Europe.
  • Jan 1, 1018

    Start of the reconquest of Spain

    It was important because it began the take over of Iberian from the Muslims back under the Catholic control. Which allowed the Spanish Empire to spread through out the new world.
  • Nov 28, 1095

    Council of Clermont

    Pope Urban II gave a very influential speech at the Council of Clermont. That opened a gateway to the reconquering of the holy land (Jerusalem).
  • Nov 27, 1096

    First Christian Crusade

    A Crusade by the Christians to regain the holy land (Jerusalem) from the Muslims. Which lasted about 3 Years.
  • May 29, 1204

    Turkish attack Byzantine Empire

    When the Turks attacked the Byzantine Empire, the attack completely crippled the empire. During the 4th Crusade the Western European army was heading to regain the city of Constantinpole but during this they easily invaded the Byzantine Empire due to the attack from the Turks a while back.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta was a legal document that limited the kings power, by not allowing him to put an innocent person in jail and gave rights to citizens that the king could not take away no matter the consequences.
  • Dec 14, 1265

    First English Parlament

    The parliament was made up of a group of legislators that would limit the power of the English Monarchy which later caused the English Civil War. The parliament consisted of members that would give advice and pass laws.