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The Middle Ages

  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Fall of Rome
    Romulus Augustulus, located in the West Rome, was the last Roman Emperor to fall, His throne was taken over by a German named Odacer. The Romans could not defend themselves because they were too weak with invasions taking place in all of Rome by Vandals, Vizagoths, Sueves, Alans, and Burgandians.
  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    The Middle Ages

  • 540

    Justinian's Plague

    Justinian's Plague
    The disease was born in Egypt through rats, and it spread to Constantinople during Justinian's reign, where it killed almost 5000 people, which was about half of the population. It spread for half a century and killed about 25 to 100 million people in Europe and Asia. It is said that the plague made the Persian and Byzantine Empires vuneralble to the Muslim conquest.
  • 570

    Prophet Muhammad (sa) Born

    Prophet Muhammad (sa) Born
    Prophet Muhammad (sa) was born outside of Mecca. He would later get revelations fromGabriel and form a faith called Islam, which would become the first global civilization. This civilization lasted from the 7th century to the 14th century.
  • Jan 1, 674

    First Arab Siege of Constantinople

    First Arab Siege of Constantinople
    The attempt to take over Constantinople by the Arabs of the Umayyad Caliphate from the Byzantine Empire. The walls of the Byzantine withheld until 678, when Caliph Muawiyh 1 was forced to retreat after the Byzantine navy defeated the Arab in the Battle of Syalleum in 677 with Greek fire.
  • Oct 10, 732

    Battle of Tours

    Battle of Tours
    It was a battle against the Frankish led By Charles Martel and the invading Islamic armies led the Umayyad Caliphate Abdual Rahman Al Ghafiqi, who was killed. This stopped Islam's nortward advance from the the Iberian Pennisula. This showed the controlling faith in Europe to be Christianity, while Islam was overrunning the remains of the Roman and Persian Empire.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne Crowned Holy Roman Emperor

    Charlemagne Crowned Holy Roman Emperor
    Pope Leo the Third believed that the church should have all the power than a king. Due the Leo the Third misusing the noble's money, he was forced to flee to. Because of Charlemagne's authority, he dismissed the charges on Pope Leo the Third and returned his position. Charlemagne, on Christmas Day, was crowned by surprise by Pope Leo the Third. This tied the church and the state together, and giving the church the power. This title of Holy Roman Emperor led to conflicts with Byzantine Empire.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings
    The King of England, Edward died on January 5th, 1066 without a successor. This battle was against Harold, who was and English earl and William, Duke of Normandy and the cousin of Edward. William won the battle, but it left an impact on the culture, the country, and how they saw the world. William had adopted the French dialect, throwing away the Anglo-Saxon culture. Also, the battle introduced the feudal system.
  • Aug 15, 1096

    The First Crusade

    The First Crusade
    Alexis 1 Comenus sent a message to Pope Urban the Secone d, and Pope Urban called a Council of Clermount to help the Byzantines free Jerusalem. This Crusade lasted till July 15, 1099, the day they siezed Jerusalem.
  • Oct 8, 1206

    Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire

    Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire
    In 1206, Genghis Khan proclaimed himself Khan, meaning King, of the world. It was after this time that he started to take over and destroy the Muslim cities, and so his conques began.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta Signed

    Magna Carta Signed
    The Magna carta was an agreement between the barons of England and King John of England. The document reduced the power of a king and created a more powerful parliment.This was a start to constitutional government in England.