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what happened in year 476 A.D. (2)
the fall of Rome; Romulus Augustulus is the last emperor and Odoacer kills and replaces him
Where were the Huns from and what did they invent?
The Huns were from Asia, and they came up with stirrups
Odoacer The German (4)
In year 476 he killed Romulus Augustulus; seized control of Western Empire; became consul, patricius, first Rex Italiae; was murdered by Theodoric the Ostrogoth
Theodoric the Ostrogoth (2)
killed Odoacer; became the second Rex Italiae
Eastern Roman Empire in Constantinople; also called Byzantine
conquered Ravenna and exarchate of Ravenna in 540;
the last Roman Empire
Came down from central Asia; brought stirrups which made horseman stay on the horses easier
Had control of Spain and North Africa
What happened in 410
Alaric the Visigoth destroys Rome
Who controlled Gaul in 410?
Burgundians, Bretons, and Franks
Who was Boethius?
a Roman aristocrat who was trying to keep the old ways; was famous for translating Aristotle from Greek to Latin
Isidore of Seville
became bishop; wrote the Etymologiae sive Orgines which includes the origin of many things probably the most read book of the middle ages (basically the first encyclopedia)
Angles, Saxons, Jutes (3)
Norseman from Scandinavia who were invading Britain; when they won they shattered the entire structure of society of the Romans; made the Christians flee to Ireland and Wales
led the Romano-British not successful battle against the Anglo-Saxons; was inspiration for the story King Arthur
seven of them emerged; the kings would take turns being high king
high king of the 7 Anglo-Saxon kingdoms; the Frankish princess, whom he married, brought back Christianity to England.
what happened in 590
Gregorius Amica or Gregory the Great became Pope
Augustine of Cantebury
Became the first archbishop under king Ethelbert
known for being big trouble makers and their long hair
ruled corner of Gaul but expanded it and married a Burgundain princess; by his death his kingdom stretched over Gaul and greater part of the Rhine valley
Northern part called Neustria; Eastern part Austrasia; southern part Aquitaine
Latin for the greater one in the palace
By around 500, who rules what two countries?
The Vandals control North Africa and Spain.
Who was Gaul held by?
Brigondiands, britons, and the Franks
Who is trying to take over England?
What were 2 major concerns at the time?
literature and learning is falling.
The three parts of Gaul
Neustria (North), Austrasia (east), aquitaine (south)
What is the reign of Charlemagne?
When did Gregory the Great become the first pope?
In 590 AD
Who are the moors?
Who was Pepin the Short? (2)
Charlemagne's father; Became embessey to pope Steven the III and had the title "patricius romanus"
Who is Charlemagne's son?
Pepin the hunchback
What force was powerful in Italy?
The Catholic Church
Who did the pope appoint to help "christianize" Britain with Ethelbert?
Who wanted to be the "Charlemagne" of Germany?
What was the advantage that the Moors had?
They had cavalry.
Where do the Norse move into?
What city did Auto I make the center of Germany?
What was Charlemagne's western empire capital?
Who did Auto II fight against in war?
the byzantines and the muslims
Who was Hugh Capet? 2)
Known for the cape he always wore; became king of the Western Franks
Who was Sylvester II? (2)
Intellectual figure; the first French pope
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