Italy - Timeline

Topics: Rome, Italy, Byzantine Empire Pages: 3 (834 words) Published: September 12, 2013
Geography of Italy

Italy is a long peninsula; slightly larger than Arizona andit shaped like a boot. It is surrounded on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the east by the Adriatic. Italy borders Austria, France, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland.The Apennine Mountains form the peninsula's backbone; the Alps form its northern boundary. The largest of its many northern lakes is Garda (143 sq mi); the Po, its principal river, flows from the Alps on Italy's western border and crosses the Lombard plain to the Adriatic Sea. Several islands form part of Italy; the largest are Sicily (9,926 sq mi) and Sardinia (9,301 sq mi). Most of the land is covered by mountains and is divided into eight different regions.

History Timeline of Italy

| 485 | Italy was invaded by Attila the Hun. Pope Leo I dissuaded Attila from sacking Rome| | 568 | The Lombards, a Germanic tribe, invade Italy which is divided into three regions ruled by the Lombards, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Papal States| | 553 | The old Roman Empire was reunited by Justinian, the Byzantine emperor| | 572 | The Byzantine rule collapses after an attack by the Lombards| | 756 | Pepin the Short, a Frankish King conquers the Lombards for the popes| | 756 | The Papal States were established in central Italy| | 774 | The Lombards defeated by Charlemagne|

| 800 | Charlemagne crowned Roman emperor|
| 962 | Otto the Great, the king of Germany, was crowned emperor establishing the Holy Roman Empire| |  | 1000s - 1400's Independent city-states are established| | 1519 | Charles I of Spain became Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire| |  | 1700s Spanish rule passed to Austrian rule|

| 1789 | The French Revolution|
| 1804 | Napoleon declared himself the emperor of Italy| | 1814 | Napoleon abdicated his throne and Italy was broken up into small kingdoms| |  | 1820s-1850s Small revolutions in the kingdoms - Venice, Rome and...

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