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A Timeline for Early Medieval Europe AD 507 - 597

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
 
507 Battle of Vouillé
     
 
c. 511 Division of Frankish Kingdom

527-65 Reign of Justinian

523-30 Reign of J Hilderic

c. 525 Dhu Nuwas in the Yemen
     
533 Imperial conquest of Africa

531-79 Reign of Khusro I

c. 540 Gildas writing 'De Excidio'

535-53 Wars in Italy leading to imperial conquest

527-33 'Corpus Iuris Civilis'
 
540 Persian sack of Antiock
   
532 Nika riots
 
536 Council of Carthage
     
543 Berber revolt
 
     
548 Revolt suppressed
 
 
558-61 Francia united under Chlotar I (c. 511-61)

550's beginning of Slav penetration of Balkans
   

c. 560-c. 590 Career of Ceawlin

568 Lombard invasion of Italy under Alboin
 
563 New Berber revolt
 

563/5 Foundation of Iona

569-83 Reign of Leovigild in Spain
   
570? Birth of Muhammad
 
574-84 'Interregnum' in Lombard kingdom
   
570-90 Reign of Hormizd IV
 
589 Third Council of Toledo
     
 
590-616 Reign of Agilulf in Italy
     
 
594 Death of Gregory of Tours

590's Campaigns against Slavs
   

597 Arrival of Augustine in Kent and death of Columba

590-604 Gregory the Great Bishop of Rome
   
591 Maurice installs Khusro II in Iran