The Middle Ages timeline

  • Period: 400 to Jan 1, 1500

    the middle ages

  • 476

    Western Roman Empire ends.

  • 520

    St. Benedict established the first monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy.

  • Jan 1, 711

    Moors start raiding Spain.

  • Jan 1, 793

    Vikings start raiding Europe.

  • Jan 1, 800

    Charlemagne was crowned ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.

  • Jan 1, 1050

    Crossbow invented in France.

  • Jan 1, 1066

    William of Normandy wins Battle of Hastings and becomes King of England.

  • Jan 1, 1096

    Crusades start.

  • Jan 1, 1100

    Small towns start springing up over Europe.

  • Jan 1, 1147

    Second Crusade was launched.

  • Jan 1, 1189

    Third Crusade was one of the more successful.

  • Jan 1, 1192

    Minamoto Yoritomo becomes the first shogun of Japan.

  • Jan 1, 1202

    Forth Crusade launched.

  • Jan 1, 1202

    The Hindu-Arabic numbering system introduced to the west by Italian mathematician, Fibonacci.

  • Jan 1, 1215

    King John of England was forced to sign the Magna Carta.

  • Jan 1, 1275

    First meeting held in England of a parliament.

  • Jan 1, 1291

    Fall of Acre marked the end of the Crusades.

  • Jan 1, 1291

    Crusades end.

  • Jan 1, 1295

    Modern glassmaking begins in Italy.

  • Jan 1, 1337

    100 years' war starts.

  • Jan 1, 1347

    Black Death breaks out in Europe.

  • Jan 1, 1348

    The black plague swept England and Europe.

  • Jan 1, 1381

    Wat Tyler leads a revolt of English peasants to win more freedom form landowners.

  • Jan 1, 1429

    Joan of Rc drives out the English from Orleans.

  • Jan 1, 1453

    100 years' war ends.

  • Jan 1, 1485

    Leonardo DaVinci designed the first parachute.

  • Jan 1, 1485

    Henry Tudor is crowned King of England.

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Martin Behaim invented the first map globe.