The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation

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In History
  • 476

    The Fall of Rome

    The Barbarians attack Rome, and Rome falls. This begins the Middle Ages.
  • Oct 10, 732

    Charles Martel Halts a Muslim Invasion into France

    Charles Martel leads an army to the south of France, and they stop a group of Muslims from entering, and ultimately stop the spread of Islam into France.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    The Great Schism

    Pope Leo IX and Patriarch Michael I excommunicated each other, causing a split in East- West, and an estrangement between the two churches.
  • Sep 28, 1066

    William the Conquerer Invades England

    William the Conquerer takes control of England, and is crowned king on December 25, 1066.
  • Jan 1, 1436

    Brunelleschi Completes the Dome in Florence

    Brunelleschi completes the dome of the Basilica in Florence, and brings pride back to the city.
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Printing Press Invented by J. Guttenberg

    Guttenberg invents the printing press, making printing easier, and the spread of information faster.
  • May 29, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks

    Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks, and is transformed from a Roman Catholic city to an Islamic city.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    Lorenzo de Medici Comes to Power in Florence

    Lorenzo continues the Medici line of political power. Opened a school of sculpture and raised Michelangelo as his son.
  • Dec 1, 1486

    Pico Publishes "Oration"

    The Oration on the Dignity of Man tells how and why it is great to be a human being, and emphasizes the superiority of the human race, enforcing the humanist movement.
  • Jan 1, 1490

    Da Vinci Draws the Vitruvian Man

    Da Vinci creates the VItruvian Man, which sets a standard for the science of human beings. It is also an advance in biology.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Machiavelli's The Prince is Published

    Machiavelli writes The Prince as a poolitical guideline for young leaders on how to rule.
  • Jan 1, 1514

    Copernicus Creates the Heliocentric Theory

    Nicolaus Copernicus began the idea that the earth was not the center of the universe. This led to a change in the basics of astronomy.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther Posts the 95 Theses

    Martin Luther posts his 95 theses of what could be changed about the church to make it better and less corrupt. This sparks the Reformation.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1000

    Early Middle Ages

    After the Fall of Rome, lands divide into manors run by lords. There is no upward mobility in classes.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1000
    Jan 1, 1300

    High Middle Ages

    The Crusades begin, and people begin to see other lands outside of their manors. The spread of culture and knowlege begins again.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1096
    Jan 1, 1099

    The First Crusade

    Pope Urban II calls the Christian kings to go to Jerusalem and take back the Holy Land from the muslims.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1140
    Jan 1, 1270

    Rise of European Universities

    Education becomes more widespread, and accessible for larger groups of people.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1300
    Jan 1, 1527

    Late Middle Ages

    Trade and specialization of jobs begins again, and more people become merchants. People make money for themselves, and the middle class forms.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1337
    Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred Years War Between France and England

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1347
    Jan 1, 1350

    Black Death at its Height

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1375
    Jan 1, 1527

    Renaissance in Italy

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1508
    Jan 1, 1512

    Michelangelo Paints the Sistine Chapel

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1525

    The Reformation