Development of Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Catholicism


Indus Valley Civilization

2500 BC

The Indus Valley Civilization would develop and become India, the country who predominantly follows Hinduism

Vedas Compiled

1050 BC

Sacred religious texts of Hinduism called Vedas are created.

Birth of Siddarth Guatama

566 BC

Siddarth Guatama, more commonly known as Buddha, would be born a prince in Nepal

Birth of Confucius

551 BC

Confucius is born - a man whose ideas would inspire millions

Major Upanishads Compiled

550 BC

Upanishads, collections of philsophical texts, are compiled and serve as a basis of the Hindu religion.

Buddha's First Sermon

528 BC

Buddha delivers his first sermon after obtaining enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.

Spreading of Ideas

497 BC

Confucius begins to spread his ideas throughout China

Renewed Governemnt Support of Confucianism

206 BC

During the Western Han dynasty, the government supports the ideas of Confucinism.

Resurection of Jesus

29 CE

Jesus rises from dead and Christianity begins to develop

Saul of Tarsus

35 CE

Saul converts to Christianity and spreads the message of Jesus

Persecution of Christians in Rome

64 CE

Nero blames Christians for the Great Fire and has them persecuted, thus decreasing the number of followers

Diffusion to China

65 CE

Constantine Converts to Christianity


Constantine converts to Christinaity in order to gain loyalty from his Christian soldiers.

Persecution of Buddhists


Tang emperors and many high-ranking officials were followers of Confucianism, and thus dissapproved of Buddhism. Buddhists would then be targeted and attacked, decreasing the number of followers.

Rise of Neo-Confucianism


Philosopher Zhu XI begins to reinstate the ideas of Confucius - serves as baseline for modern-day Confucianism

Hinduism Religious Movements


Rise in devotion and worship of Hindu gods and godesses.
Enforcement of equality among devotees imposed.