Timeline of the Middle Ages

  • 180

    Roman Empire at its largest (and possibly strongest)

  • 410

    Sacking of Rome

    Alaric leads the Visigoths to sack Rome.
  • 476

    Marcus Aurelius Dies

    The Last Emperor of Rome dies, Marcus Aurelius. Said to be the fall of Rome as descendants of Marcus start killing each other for power.
  • 527

    Justinian I becomes Roman Emperor

  • 531

    Justinian produces code of civil law

  • 568

    The Kingdom of the Lombard is founded in Italy

  • 568

    The Kingdom of the Lombard is founded in Italy

  • 590

    Gregory the Great becomes the Pope

  • 597

    Augustine arrives in Kent

  • Jan 1, 638

    Muslims capture Jerusalem

  • Jan 1, 735

    Death of Bede

    Bede regarded as the father of history
  • Jan 1, 793

    Vikings start to attack Britain

  • Jan 1, 794

    Heian Period in Japan.

    Was the last classical period in the History of Japan
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne is crowned the Holy Roman Emperor

  • Jan 1, 814

    Charlemagne dies after 14 years of ruling

  • Jan 1, 827

    Muslims invade Sicily

  • Jan 1, 866

    Vikings 'Great Army' arrives at Britain

  • Jan 1, 907

    Tang Dynasty ends with Emperor Ai exposed

  • Jan 1, 960

    Song Dynasty begins

    Emperor of Taizu removes the throne from the late Zhou Dynasty, which was the last of the Five Dynasties.
  • Jan 1, 963

    Otto overthrows Pope John XII who is replaced with Pope Leo VIII.

  • Jan 1, 989

    Peace and True of God formed

    First movement of the Catholic Church to limit private war and to control society through non-violent means.
  • Jan 1, 1016

    Canute the Great becomes King of England

    After the death of Edmund Ironside, who Canute the Great shared the English throne with, Canute becomes King of England.
  • Jan 1, 1026

    Genghis Khan elected head of the Mongolians

  • Jan 1, 1096

    First Crusades Starts

  • Jan 1, 1099

    End of the First Crusades

  • Jan 1, 1117

    University of Oxford founded

    The University of Oxford is the oldest university still standing in the UK.
  • Jan 1, 1135

    The Anarchy begins in England

    The Anarchy begins in England. 19 years of civil war erupts between supporters of Stephen and Matilda. Matilda claims victory.
  • Jan 1, 1144

    Start of the second Crusades

  • Jan 1, 1149

    Second Crusades Finish

  • Jan 1, 1163

    Construction of the Notre Dame de Paris begins

  • Jan 1, 1170

    Rat Traps Invented

    They finally brought in a way to get rid of the rats.
  • Jan 1, 1180

    Mirror is invented

  • Jan 1, 1187

    Third Crusades Begin

  • Jul 6, 1189

    Richard I ascends the throne

  • Jan 1, 1192

    Third Crusades Finish

  • Jan 1, 1202

    Sack of Zara

  • Jan 1, 1204

    Sack of Constantinople

  • Jan 1, 1208

    Pope calls for a crusade but no one answers

  • Jan 1, 1212

    Children's Crusade

  • Jan 1, 1227

    Death of Mongolian leader Genghis Khan

  • Jan 1, 1271

    9th Crusade Starts

    The 9th and final Crusade starts.
  • Jan 1, 1272

    9th Crusade Finishs

    After a year, the 9th and final crusade finishs. Crusades are out the window.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Arabic Numerals Invented

  • Period: Jan 1, 1337 to Jan 1, 1453

    The Hundred Year War

  • Jan 1, 1347

    The Black Death

    The Black Death comes, taking almost half of Europe to the graveyard, and leaving those who survived scarred for life.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Start of the Renaissance

  • Jan 1, 1439

    Printing Press invented

    Johannes Gutenburg invents the printing press. Newspapers arrive at door steps throughout Europe.
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