History of Christianity

Events

The Principate

31 BC - 284 AD

6 million slaves in Rome

Approx. 1 AD

Helenization

1 AD - 70 AD

2nd century era

First persecution by Claudius who expels Jews from Rome

49 AD

Nero's Reign

54 AD - 64 AD

Fire of Rome

64 AD

Polycarp executed - first Christian persecution, in Smyrna

155 AD

Emperor Valerian

200 AD - 260 AD

Shapur I - ruler of Sassanid Empire

226 AD - 272 AD

Crisis

235

Roman Civil Wars

235 - 284

Monastic Era

235 - 284

Year of 6 emperors

238

Diocletian Persecution

250 - 251

Christian persecutor Decius dies in Battle of Abritus

251

St. Antony, monk

251 - 356

Cyprian persecuted for faith

258

Battle of Odessa

260 AD

The Dominate begins

284

Diocletian institutes tetrarchy

285 - 286

St. Pachomius

292 - 348

First cenobite monk

End of Sassanid Empire by Rome

300

Terminus god day

303

Diocletian draws a limit and Christians are persecuted

Battle of Milvian Bridge

312

Constantine vs. Maxentius

Edict of Milan

313

Taberna Monastery created

318

100 monks in the community

Council of Nicea

325

Constantine is there

Constantine arrives to bless Rome

330

Julius/Julian made co-rulers

350

Constantius made ruler of East and West after death of brothers

350

Julian crushes Franks and Barbarians

357

Council of Rimini

358

Council of Seluca

359

Civil War breaks out between Julian Constantius

360

Constantius dies on way

Julian rises to throne and announces his paganism

360

Julian's Reign

361 - 363

Rome begins to fall

Approx. 400

Rome's first major defeat at the Rhine River

405

Britain uprising

410

Visigoths in Spain (Arians)

418 - 720

Merovech

458

Odoacer deposes final Roman emperor ending the West Empire

476

Fall of Rome

476

Clovis baptized

496

Early Middle Ages

500 - 1000

Dawn of Middle Ages

500 - 750

Justinian

527 - 565

Riots of Nika

532

Justinian Plagues

542 - 543

Recared

559 - 601

Eventually converted to Christian faith

Council of Toledo

589

Visigothic Spain now ruled Christianly

589 - 720

Brunhilde overthrown by merovingians

613

Pepin of Herstal, ruler

635 - 714

Ali given caliphate in Egypt

657

Civil War ends

661

The Venerable Bede

672 - 735

Charles Martel

688 - 741

Lindisfarne Gospels

700

Tariq conquers Spain

711 - 720

Pepin the Short

714 - 768

Leos Edict

726

Important Battle of Tours

732

Under Pepin and Charles Martel

Alcuin of York

735 - 804

Abassid caliphate takes over Umayyad Dynasty

750

Al Andalus

750 - 1031

Pope Zacharius

751

Caliphate to Baghdad from Damascus

762

Baghdad - center of Islam world

Nicea II

787

7th ecumenical council

Charlemagne christened as emperor

800

Beginning of Holy Roman Empire

Book of Kells

800

Holy Roman Empire

800 - 1806

Treaty of Verdun

843

Danish Vikings land in England

865

Alfred coronated King of Wessex

871

Battle of Edington

878

Alfred the Great reconquers London

886

Medieval Warm Period

950 - 1250

Council of Charroux

989

Peace of God - attempt to curb war by church

High Middle Ages

1000 - 1300

Truce of God

1027

Knights not allowed to fight certain days

William the Conquerer takes over Anglo-Saxony

1066

King of Anglo-Saxony dies

1066

Battle of Hastings

1066

Alfonso VI captures Toledo

1086

4th Lateran Council (Pope Innocent 3)

1215 - 1216

Rules in favor of Transubstantiation

Celestine V Pope

1294

Boniface VIII Pope

1294 - 1303

Clericos Laicos

1296

Boniface caves

1297

Later Middle Ages

1300 - 1500

Ausculta Fili

1301

Petrarch

1303 - 1374

Northern Humanism

Avignon Papacy

1305 - 1378

Philip attacks templar

1307 - 1312

Papal Court moves to Avignon

1309

John Wycliffe

1329 - 1384

100 Years War begins

1337

Black Death Plague

1347 - 1351

Wycliffe at Oxford

1351

Wycliffe's Doctorate

1372 - 1373

Jan Hus

1372 - 1415

Florentine Guild Revolt

1378

English Peasants War

1381

Jan Hus to Prague University

1390

Pisan Pope XXIII

1408 - 1409

2nd Excommunication

1412

De Eclesia

1413

Hus book on views of sacraments

Council of Constance

1415

Martin V opposes Hussite League

1418

Wycliffe's bones burned

1428

Sisteen Chapel

1512

Field of cloth of Gold

1520

Henry VIII declared head of church/state in Act of Royal Supremacy

1534