Middle Ages

Middle Ages

Roman Empire

27 BC - 1453

Eventually split into East and West, Western declined first.

Byzantine Empire

285 - 1461

Part of the Eastern Roman Empire. Taken Place from 285-1461

Roman Empire splits into East and West

395

Western Empire ended before Eastern Empire

Franks

400 - 987

The franks had a Dynasty called the Carolingian Dynasty and the ruler was Charlemagne until he died and gave the dynasty to his three sons who split it ending the Dynasty.

Western Roman Empire Falls

476

Fell because Romulus Augustus was forced to leave the throne because they were lacking everything, even an armed force.

Clovis begins rule

481

Frankish leader who converts his men to Christianity

Middle Ages

500 - 1500

Also known as the Dark Ages

Clovis Dies

511

Clovis Converted his men to Christianity and dies in 511 AD

Islamic Empire

511 - 1031

Battle of Tours

732

Charles Martel defeats Muslims

732

Martel was known as "The Hammer" and was a Frankish Ruler.

Carolingian Dynasty starts

751

Frankish Dynasty that ruled from 751-987

Vikings

793 - 1066

Primary weapon= AXE
Modern homeland- Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.

Charlemagne becomes Roman Emperor

800

Charlemagne is named emperor of the Romans

800

Charlemagne was the ruler of the Carolingian dynasty until it split. Was known as "The Hammer"

Carolingian Dynasty Splits into 3

843

The Carolingian Dynasty was split into three when the empire was left to Charlemagne's 3 sons because he passed.

Feudalism

850 - 950

CLASS
1. King
2. Nobility
3. Knights
4. Vassals

Leif Ericson Discovered North America

925

Leif Ericson is actually the founder of N.A, not Christopher Columbus.

Erik The Red founded a community in Greenland

982

Went to Greenland after he was exiled from Iceland.

Erik The Red gets exiled from Iceland

982

Erik was exiled at a young age. He then went to Greenland to find new land.

Battle Of Hastings

1066

The battle of hastings was fought when the Carolingian empire was still around under Charlemagne's rule.

Crusades

1095 - 1272

There were Four Crusades and only the First and Third are considered successful. There was also a child crusade or "Teen Crusade"

First Crusade

1095

fought by the Christians against Muslims.

Siege of Jerusalem

1099

Happened during the First Crusade

Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453

between England and France.

Final Battle of The Hundreds' Year War

1453

France Defeated England in the War.