The History of the St Peter's Basilica

Events

Saint Peter is crucified and dies a martyr (O'Connor, 2014)

64 CE

Constantine's Edict of Milan (Wikipedia, 2017)

313

The Old Basilica was built (Wikipedia, 2017)

319

Charlemagne was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in the Basilica (AHS, 2017)

800

The New Basilica was built (Wikipedia, 2017)

1506 - 1626

Pope Leo X declares anyone who contributes to the Basilica will be granted an Indulgence (Graves, 2007)

1517

Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses (History.com, 2009)

1517

The construction of the dome (Vatican City State, 2014)

1547 - 1590

St Peter's Square is built (A View On Cities, 2017)

1656 - 1667

The bones of St Peter are found (Turley, 2016)

1968

St Peter's Basilica was listed as a World Heritage Site (Wikipedia, 2017)

1984