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.