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Timeline of the Middle Ages


Timeline of the Middle Ages

476 --- The Middle Ages begin as Odoacer deposes the last Roman Emperor.

c.500 --- The legendary King Arthur is said to have led the British in a war against Saxon invaders.

507 --- Clovis leads the Franks to victory over the Visigoths.

525 --- A Christian monk named Dionysius Exiguus publishes an Easter table. The table dates the current year from the birth of Christ.  Dionysius labels this Anno Domani.




622 --- Muhammad and his followers journey from Mecca to Medina in present day Saudi Arabia.

711 --- Jabal Tariq and his army of 10,000 Muslim soldiers invade Spain. Within a decade they will control most of the Iberian Peninsula.

732 --- Charles Martel turns back the Muslim army in present day France.

768 --- Charles Martel's grandson, Charlemagne, become King of the Franks.

793 --- The Vikings attack a British monastery at Lindisfarne.

800 --- Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

874 --- Iceland is settled by Norsemen.

911 --- Rollo begins a Viking settlement in northwestern France that is eventually called Normandy.

1066 --- William the Conqueror(征服者威廉), Duke of Normandy, invades England and becomes King.

1095 --- Pope Urban II calls the First Crusade.

1187 --- Saladin recaptures Jerusalem.

1215 --- English King John I signs the Magna Carta(大宪章). This marks one of the first times a medieval ruler is forced to accept limits on his power.

1337 --- England and France begin a series of wars lasting over 117 years.  The era is later called the Hundred Years' War(英法百年战争).

1348 --- The Black Death(黑死病)takes the lives of as many as a third of the people of Europe.

1439 --- Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press.



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