The Middle Ages

  • Period: 400 to Jan 1, 1400

    The Middle Ages

    The Middle Ages are also referred to as the Medeival period. The Medieval Period extended from the late 400s to the late 1300s CE (around 900 years).
  • 476

    The fall of rome.

    The fall of rome.
    The collapse of the Roman Empire by the plundering of the city of rome by an invading tribe, the Vandals.
  • 507

    Franks defeat Visgoths

    Franks defeat Visgoths
  • 527

    Justinian 1 becomes eastern roman emperor.

    Justinian 1 becomes eastern roman emperor.
    He was most remembered for his Code of Civil Law and retaking Rome from the Ostrogoths.
  • 529

    Justian 1 publishes Code of Civil Law

    Justian 1 publishes  Code of Civil Law
    Compiled centuries of legal writings and imperial pronouncements into three parts of one body of law.
  • 590

    Gregory the Great becomes Pope.

    Gregory the Great becomes Pope.
    Gregory is well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope.
  • Aug 1, 732

    Roman warriors The Franks defeat the Muslum Moors

    Roman warriors The Franks defeat the Muslum Moors
    The Romans are lead by Charles Martell, and stop the muslum advance. The Moors withdrew from the war, and the Franks won.
  • Jan 1, 768

    Beginning of Charlemagne's reign.

    Beginning of Charlemagne's reign.
    Charlemagne engaged in many reforms of Frankish governance, but he continued also in many traditional practices, such as the division of the kingdom among sons.
  • Jan 1, 1099

    The First Crusade

    The First Crusade
    Expidition by western Christianity to regain Jerusalem (the holy land) from the Muslims on the urging of Pope Urban II.
  • Jan 1, 1347

    The Bubonic Plague becomes a pandemic.

    The Bubonic Plague becomes a pandemic.
    A contagious, often fatal epidemic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted from person to person plagued Europe. An estimated 20% - 40% of the population is thought to have perished within the first year.