Medieval Europe Yoss

Shalhevet 9th Grade 2013

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Merovingian Period

450 CE - 750 CE

Named for early ruler Merowig,accepted Christianity

Clovis becoms Frankish King

481 CE

Clovis accepts Christianity

496 CE

Frankish Power Declined

700

Power moved from the King to the Mayor of the Palace

Charles Martel becomes mayor of the palace

714

Named Charles the Hammer for military strength

Charles Martel defeated the Muslims at the Battle of Tours

732

Muslims never returned to Europe again,sustained Christian growth

Pepin the Short becomes King

750

Strengthens ties to Christianity

Feudalism Takes Hold in Northern France

900

Centralized Government
Serf --> Knights --> Lords --> King

Feudalism Takes Hold in the Rest of Europe

1050

Charlemagne

Charlemagne Becomes King

768

Charlemagne defends Rome

800

He protected Rome against power hungry nobles,Pope Leo is so grateful he crowns him King

Charlemagne dies

814

He was buried in his capitol Aachen

Treaty of Verdum

843

Charlemagne's 3 feuding grandsons divided the Frankish Empire into 3 parts Charles the Bald took the western part,present day France
Louis the German took the eastern part,present day Germany
Lothair,who became the Holy Roman emperor,took a strip in the middle stretching from the North Sea to Italy