1st millennium


August 13, 2022

The first millennium is the period between January 1, 1 and December 31, 1000 according to the Julian calendar. In Europe, this is the millennium of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and the Early Middle Ages. This is the millennium of the strengthening and spread of Germanic and Slavic tribes, the foundation of Kyivan Rus.

Cultural epochs

Antiquity Late Antiquity Early Middle Ages

Important events

Year 301: the traditional date of the Christianization of Armenia. Year 429: Vandal invasion 476: Fall of the Western Roman Empire 552: Creation of the Turkic Khaganate 630: Creation of the Arab state 732: Battle of Poitiers 800: Coronation of Charlemagne 862: Rurik's call to Novgorod. 882 year of the unification of Novgorod and Kyiv by Oleg. Transfer of the capital of the Old Russian state to Kyiv. 962 is the year of formation of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. 988: Baptism of Russia

No exact dates

The middle of the 1st millennium - the emergence of the states of Ghana, Mali (Mele), Songhai, and Bornu in Western Sudan.

The most important processes

Great resettlement of peoples Christianity in Europe The spread of Islam


Jesus Christ Constantine the Great Attila Muhammad Charles I the Great Rurik Claudius Ptolemy Theodoric the Great Kubrat Otto I the Great Heron of Alexandria Menelaus of Alexandria Diophantus of Alexandria Porphyry Yamvlich Hypatia Tzu Chongzhi Aryabhata I Brahmagupta Isidore of Miletus Anania Shirakatsi Jabir ibn Hayyan Al-Battani Al-Kindi Kusta ibn Lukka Al-Ferghani Al-Khwarizmi Al-Farabi Sylvester II Razes Abu-l-Wafa