Dark ages

The Middle Ages

  • 476

    Fall of the Roman Empire

    Fall of the Roman Empire
    In 476, Odovacar, the leader of the Goths, forcefully removed Romulus Augustulus from power. This caused the Roman Empire to fall apart completely. The Roman Empire still remained in a few places, but for the most part, the empire was abolished, and it had fallen. It was the end of the Western Roman Empire.
  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    The Dark Ages

  • 527

    Justinian became the Emperor of Eastern Rome.

    Justinian became the Emperor of Eastern Rome.
    When Justinian's uncle died, Justinian became the emperor of eastern Rome from 527 to 565. His ruling period was called, "The Golden Ages". The government then turned into a type of dictatorship. Justinian always disregarded rules, unless he agreed with them. When the matter came to religion, Justinian was always strict. He also had a positive relationship with the pope. Justinian also instituted a written code of law, which was always to be followed. Justinian also retrieved western Rome.
  • 570

    The birth of Muhammad and Islam

    The birth of Muhammad and Islam
    Muhammad was born in Mecca in 570. He was an orphan, and then he got married to Khadijah when he was 25. In 622, he fled from Mecca to Medina. When he arrived in Medina, this is what caused the birth of the Islamic unity as a community.
  • Jan 1, 605

    The Grand Canal of China is Constructed

    The Grand Canal of China is Constructed
    The Grand Canal was constructed in 605, and it is the longest canal that was ever built in the world. King Fuchai decided to get a canal constructed a very long time ago. He wanted to use this canal for trade. The canal was a very large part of the Sui Dynasty. The largest role that this canal has served as was a way to transport grains and other objects to the capital. It plays a large role in China's history.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne becomes Emperor of Rome

    Charlemagne becomes Emperor of Rome
    Charlemagne was crowned Emperor of the Roman Empire on December 25, 800. He did a lot to spread Christianity, and he founded the Frankish Empire. Pope Leo III crowned him unexpectedly. He crowned Charlemagne to show the Romans that the church had power over the state.
  • Aug 1, 843

    The Treaty of Verdun

    The Treaty of Verdun
    The Treaty of Verdun was signed/initiated in August of 843. It was between the grandsons of Charlemagne. It divided the Carolingian Empire into three sections. It ended the Carolingian Civil War. The three grandsons had many disputes over who would success their father. This was all solved with the Treaty of Verdun.
  • Jul 3, 987

    Hugh Capet steps up to the Throne

    Hugh Capet steps up to the Throne
    Hugh Capet was the king of France. He was the successor of Carolingian Louis V in 987. He was elected to succeed Carolingian Louis V. After he was coronated, he wanted his son to be too. Although it never happened, Hugh Capet planned an expedition against the Moorish armies. After he died, his son continued to rule.
  • Oct 8, 1070

    The Tower of London started being built

    The Tower of London started being built
    The construction of the Tower of London started in 1070 when William the Conquerer initiated it. The tower was built to show the citizens of the region the power of the conquerer. Crown Jewels were what the tower was best known for. The tower was for royalty to live in. It was a safe place. The Tower of London was very important throughout the history of London.
  • Jan 1, 1096

    The First Crusade

    The First Crusade
    The first Crusade was in 1096, to regain the Holy Lands from the Muslims. Pope Urban II was the reason it all occurred. He was prompted by the Emperor of Byzantine. They both wanted to regain the Holy land from the clutches of the Muslims. The first Crusade was followed by many more crusades.
  • Oct 8, 1206

    Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire

    Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire
    Genghis Khan became the ruler of the Mongol Empire in the year 1206. He led the armies to battle, and fought in wars. He won many battles, and he led the Mongol Empire to greatness. Genghis Khan was a big part of the history of Mongolia.