The Middle Ages

Timeline created by Lily Wang
In History
  • 476

    The Fall of Western Roman Empire

    The fall of Western Roman Empire was the process of decline in the Western Roman in which the Empire failed to enforce its rule, and its vast territory was divided into several successor polities.
  • 800

    Charlemagne, the Emperor of Romans

    Charlemagne was a medieval emperor who ruled much of Western Europe from 768 to 814. After Carloman’s death in 771, Charlemagne became the sole ruler of the Franconians. Once in power, Charlemagne sought to unite all the Germanic peoples into one kingdom, and convert his subjects to Christianity. Soon after becoming king, he conquered the Lombards (in present-day northern Italy), the Avars (in modern-day Austria and Hungary) and Bavaria.
  • 1095

    The First Crusade is decreed

    The First Crusade (1096–1099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to recapture the Holy Land, called for by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095. Urban called for a military expedition to aid the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1215

    Magna Carta is signed

    The Magna Carta was a document signed by King John after negotiations with his barons and their French and Scots allies at Runnymede, Surrey, England in 1215. There they sealed the Great Charter, called in Latin Magna Carta.
  • 1317

    The Great Famine

    The Great Famine was caused by a failure of the potato crop, which many people relied on for most of their nutrition. A disease called late blight destroyed the leaves and edible roots of the potato plants in successive years from 1845 to 1849.
  • 1348

    The Black Death

    The Black Death, also known as the Pestilence, the Great Plague or the Plague, or less commonly the Black Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia, peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351.
  • 1378

    The Great Schism

    The schism did not occur just because of religious differences. Political and social influences also had an effect. One of the big causes was the breakup of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire had become so large that it was difficult to govern it as a whole.