Medieval Era 5th-15th Century

The time period in the history of Europe, known as the Middle Ages or Medieval Era lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance (Age of Discovery). The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, (subdivided into Early, High, and Late Middle Ages), and the modern era.