Byzantium Timeline

by James Gause

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Battle of Milvan Bridge

312 AD

After this battle, Constantine became sole ruler of the Roman Empire.

Edict of Milan

313

Constantine agreed to treat the Christians well.

Council of Nicaea

325

Constantine established first council of Christian bishops.

Odaocer taking over the city of Rome

476

Odaocer became the first barbarian king of Italy and took over the city of Rome.

Justinian code written

534

Justinian collected up all the old laws, added new ones, and called this body of law 'The Code.'

Opening of Hagai Sophia

537

The first church of the Byzantine Empire was constructed.

The Great Schism

1054

The church split into its Greek and Latin branches.

Battle of Manzikert

1071

Turkish forces defeated the Byzantine Army in this battle.

Pope Urban Calls for First Crusade

1095

Pope Urban asks all Christians in Europe to go to war against Muslims.

Fourth Crusade

1202 - 1204

Intended to conquer Muslim controlled Jerusalem by means of an invasion through Egypt.

Mehmet enters Constantinople

1453

At 21, Mehmet conquered Constantinople and ended the Byzantium Empire.