The Middle Ages

Europe

Jesus born

1 bc

Diocletian divides Roman Empire

286

End of Roman Empire

410

Angles, Saxons settle England

410 - 520

Merovius Becomes Leader of the Franks

447

Start of the Merovingian Dynasty

Visigoth kingdom in Spain

456 - 711

Clovis Rules the Frankish Empire

481 - 510

Frankish kingdom in France and Germany

Approx. 500 - 843

Seven Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Rule England

500 - 1066

justinian rules Byzantine Empire

527 - 565

Hagia Sophia completed

537

Augustine comes to England

597

Charles Martel lives

690 - 741

Rodrigo becomes king of the Visigoths

710

Tariq invades Spain

711

Battle of Tours

732

King Charles Martel vs. Muslims from Spain; Franks win

Charlemagne Rules Frankish Kingdom

771 - 814

Viking Raids on Europe Begin

790

Charlemagne Crowned Roman Emperor

800

Charlemagne's Empire split into 3 Kingdoms

843

Vikings Invade England

866 - 874

Alfred the Great Rules in England

871 - 899

Vikings Settle in Normandy

900 - 911

Vikings Start a Colony in Greenland

983 - 986

Leif Ericsson Sails to North America

Approx. 1000

Viking Kings Rule England

1013 - 1042

Vikings are called Danes at this point

Reconquest of Spain

1031 - 1252

Edward the Confessor in King of England

1042 - 1066

The Battle of Hastings

1066

First Crusade

1096 - 1099

Crusaders capture Jerusalem

1099

Saracens take Edessa

1144

Saladin retakes Jerusalem

1187

Richard the Lionhearted rules England

1189 - 1199

King John signs the Magna Carta

1215

The Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453

the black death

1350 - 1355

this was caused by stupid rats and stupid fleas. they were very stupid.

The battle of Agincourt

1415

the English win

Joan of Arc drives the English out of Orleans

1429

Russia

The Rus attack Constantinople

860

Valdimir becomes ruler of Kiev

980

Sent an army as a gift to Constantinople

Ivan the great

1462 - 1505

Ivan the Terrible

1533 - 1584

india

Gupta Dynasty

320 - 550

Reign of Skandagupta

455 - 467

Ajanta caves deserted

650

Middle East

Life of Muhammad

570 - 632

Muhammad flees to Medina ( the Hegira)

622

the battle of Badr

624

Abbasid caliphs rule the Islamic Empire

750 - 1258

Ottoman Turks settle in Asia Minor

1250

Ottoman Turks settle at edge of Byzantine Empire

1300

Mehmed the Conqueror rules as Sultan of the Turks

1451 - 1481

Ottoman Turks conquer Constantinople

1453

end of middle ages

Suleiman the Lawgiver rules as Sultan of the Turks

1520 - 1566

Far East

China, Japan, Korea

Beginning of Three Kingdoms in Korea

Approx. 300

Yamato Dynasty in Japan

300 - 2014

Sui Dynasty in China

581 - 618

Yang Chien (Ist Sui Emperor)
Yangdi - Built Grand Canal

Tang Dynasty in China

618 - 906

Li Yuan (!st Tang Emperor)

Genghis Khan builds the Mongol Empire

1206 - 1227

Genghis Kahn conquers Beijing

1215

Kublai Khan rules

1259 - 1294

Kublai Khan"s first invasion of Japan

1274

Marco Polo visits China

1275 - 1292

Kublai Khan becomes emperor of China

1279

Mongol Empire at its largest

1279

Mongols rule China

1280 - 1368

Kublai Khan"s second invasion of japan

1281

he did not succeed either time

The Ming Dynasty in China

1368 - 1644

Yongle begins to build the Forbidden City

1421

oceania

Aborigines in Australia

1 BC - 2015

Maori arrive in New Zealand

800

Americas

Mayan civilization

250 - 900