Clip to Evernote    Print this page

A Timeline for Early Medieval Europe AD 406 - 493

This timerline is based on Roger Collins' Chronology in his book "Early Medieval Europe 300-1000"


British Isles Western Europe Eastern Europe North Africa Near East

406 Reigns of Marcus and Gratian

406 Vandals, Alans, Sueves cross Rhine


413-27 Augustine writing 'City of God'


407-11 Reign of Constantine III

408 Alaric's Visigoths enter Italy


418 Council of Carthage


410 Revolt of Britons

410 Sack of Rome





c. 411-21 Ascendancy of Constantius




c. 425? Nynia in Galloway and southern Pictland

425-55 Reign of Valentinian III


429 Vandal invasion


431 Palladius sent to Ireland

430-53 Ascendancy of Aetius


439 Vandals take Carthage



440-61 Leo I Bishop of Rome

440's Hun raids on Balkans

442 Vandal treaty


446-53 Appeal to Aetius Saxon treaty






451 Hun invasion of Gaul

451 Council of Chalcedon





453 Death of Attila





454

Battle on the Nedao



455-7 Reign of Avitus


455 Vandal sack of Rome

459-84 Reign of Peroz; Persian wars with the Hephthalites




468 Attack by eastern fleet fails


480's/490's Patrick in Ireland

476/80 Formal end of western Empire

474-91 Reign of Zeno

476-84 Reign of Huneric; 'persicution' of Catholics



c. 481-c. 511 Reign of Clovis in Gaul



488-97, 499-531 Reign of Kavad I; Mazdakite movement

490's Battle of Badon

493 Ostrogothic kingdom established in Italy