Middle Ages

Events

Middle Ages Begin

476

The Western Roman Empire falls and the Middle Ages begin.

Byzantine Empire

500

The Byzantine Empire rules in the East.

John the 5th becomes Pope.

685

John the 5th becomes Pope.

Earthquake at Constantinople

740

An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing damage to city walls and buildings.

Charlemagne's Rule Begins

768

Charlemagne is King of the Franks and becomes Holy Roman Emperor in 800 C.E.

Charlemagne's Rule Ends

814

Viking Invasions

836

Viking invasions begin.

Otto I is King

951

Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy.

Johannes I Tzimisces becomes Emperor

969

Johannes I Tzimisces crowned emperor of Byzantium.

Viking Invasions End

1042

Feudalism

1066

The system of feudalism is established by William the Conqueror.

Koenraad becomes Emperor

1087

German Emperor Henry the Fourth crowned his son Koenraad.

Regain of Jerusalem Begins

1095

Western European Christians organize the Crusades to regain Jerusalem.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Queen)

1122

Eleanor Of Aquitaine dies

1204

Magna Carta Signed

1215

The Magna Carta, which protects the rights of nobles, it's signed by King John.

Regain of Jerusalem Ends

1270

Establishment of Model Parliament

1295

King Edward I establishes the Model Parliament which is comprised of commoners, clergy, and Nobles.

England and France Fight

1337

England and France fight against each other in the Hundred Years War.

Bubonic Plague Begins

1347

Europe experiences the Bubonic plague, which was most likely started in China.

Bubonic Plague Ends

1351

Printing Press

1439

The printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg.

Middle Ages End

1450

The Renaissance, a cultural birth, which had begun in Italy, bring the Middle Ages to an end.

Byzantine Empire Ends

1453

England and France Stop Fighting

1453