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A Timeline for Early Medieval Europe AD 700 - 796

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

705 Death of Adamnán
   
700-12 Governorship of Musa ibn Nusayr
 

709 Death of Aldhelm

711 Arab invasion of Spain

711 Overthrow of Justinian II
   
 
712-44 Reign of Liutprand in Italy
     
 
714-19 Charles Martel gains control of Austrasia and most of Neustria

717 Arab siege of Constantinople and accession of Leo III
   

716-57 Reign of Æthelbald of Mercia
     
724-43 Caliphate of Hisham
 
720s Charles restores control east of Rhine
     
   
726 Leo III's first Iconoclast measures
   

731 Bede finishes his 'History'

733 Battle of Poitiers
     

735 Death of Bede

735 Charles occupies Aquitane
     
 
737 and 739 Campaigns in Provence
     
 
741-7 Joint rule of Pippin III and Carloman

741-75 Reign of Constantine V;
most intense period of Iconoclasm

744-55 Rule of Ibn Habib

743-50 Conflicts in Syria
 
749-56 Reign of Aistulf in Italy
   
749 'Abbasid revolt
 
751 Coronation of Pippin III
   
750 Umayyads replaced as Caliphs by the 'Abbasids

754 Death of Boniface

756 Umayyad Amirate founded in Spain
     

757-96 Reign of Offa of Mercia
   
761 Restoration of 'Abbasid rule

762 Foundation of Baghdad

766 Death of Archbishop Egbert of York - Alcuin's teacher

768-814 Reign of Charlemagne
 
777 Rustamid kingdom in W. Algeria
 
 
772-804 Saxon wars
   
786-809 Reign of Harun-ar-Rashid
 
774 Frankish conquest of Lombard kingdom

775-80 Reign of Leo IV the Khazar

789 Idrisid kingdom in Morocco
 

793 Viking raid on Lindisfarne

790s Frankish Avar wars

796 Blinding of Constantine VI