Church History

Overview

The Age of Jesus and the Apostles

5 BC - 70 AD

The Age of Catholic Christianity

70 AD - 312 AD

The Age of the Christian Roman Empire

312 AD - 590 AD

The Christian Middle Ages

590 AD - 1517 AD

Important Events

Edict of Toleration

311 AD

Battle of Milvian Bridge

Oct 28, 312 AD

Edict of Milan

313 AD

Council of Nicea

325 AD

Constantinople Founded

330 AD

Battle of Adrianople

378 AD

Council of Constantinople

381 AD

Council of Ephesus

431 AD

Council of Chalcedon

451 AD

II Council of Constantinople

553 AD

Death of Mohammed

632 AD

III Council of Constantinople

680 AD - 681 AD

Battle of Tours

732 AD

II Council of Nicea

787 AD

East-West Schism

1054

Battle of Hastings

1066 AD

Crusades

1095 AD - 1270 AD

IV Lateran Council

1215 AD

Hundred Years' War

1337 AD - 1453 AD

Great Western Schism

1378 AD

Fall of Constantinople

1453 AD

Columbus in America

1492 AD

Western Church

Tertullian

160 ad - 225 ad

Cyprian of Carthage

205 AD - 258 AD

Date of birth uncertain

Hilary of Poitiers

300 AD - 368 AD

Ambrose of Milan

340 AD - 397 AD

Jerome of Stridonium

347 AD - 420 AD

Augustine of Hippo

354 AD - 430 AD

Benedict of Nursia

480 AD - 547 AD

Charlemagne

742 AD - 814 AD

Anselm of Canterbury

1033 AD - 1109 AD

Godfrey de Bouillon

1060 AD - 1100 AD

Peter the Hermit

1060 AD - 1115 AD

Birthdate Unknown

Peter Abelard

1079 AD - 1142 AD

Bernard of Clairvaux

1090 AD - 1153 AD

Peter Lombard

1096 AD - 1164 AD

Frederick Barbarossa

1122 AD - 1190 AD

Peter Waldo

1140 AD - 1218 AD

Richard the Lionhearted

1157 AD - 1199 AD

Dominic de Guzman

1170 AD - 1221 AD

Francis of Assisi

1182 AD - 1226 AD

Thomas Aquinas

1224 AD - 1274 AD

John Wycliffe

1330 AD - 1384 AD

Jan Hus

1369 AD - 1415 AD

Thomas a Kempis

1380 AD - 1471 AD

Joan of Arc

1412 AD - 1431 AD

Martin Luther

1483 AD - 1546 AD

Henry VIII of England

1491 AD - 1547 AD

John Calvin

1509 AD - 1564 AD

Friedrich Schleiermacher

1768 AD - 1834 AD

Popes

Leo

440 AD - 461 AD

Gregory

590 AD - 604 AD

Leo IX

1049 AD - 1054 AD

Urban II

1088 AD - 1099 AD

Innocent III

1198 AD - 1216 AD

Jesus and the Apostles

Jesus Christ

4 BC - 30 AD

Peter

1 BC - 67 AD

Dates of birth and death uncertain

John the Apostle

1 AD - 100 AD

Paul of Tarsus

5 AD - 67 AD

Dates of birth and death uncertain

Apostolic Fathers

Clement of Rome

30 AD - 101 AD

Birthdate uncertain

Ignatius of Antioch

30 AD - 107 AD

Polycarp

69 AD - 155 AD

Eastern Church

Irenaeus of Lyons

130 ad - 202 ad

Clement of Alexandria

150 ad - 215 ad

Origen

184 ad - 253 ad

Eusebius of Caesarea

263 AD - 339 AD

Athanasius of Alexandria

293 AD - 373 AD

John Chrysostom

347 AD - 407 AD

Cyril of Alexandria

378 AD - 444 AD

Maximus the Confessor

580 AD - 662 AD

John of Damascus

676 AD - 749 AD

Apologists

Justin Martyr

100 ad - 165 ad

Tatian

120 ad - 180 ad

Roman Emperors

Augustus

27 BC - 14 AD

Tiberius

14 AD - 37 AD

Caligula

37 AD - 41 AD

Claudius

41 AD - 54 AD

Nero

54 AD - 68 AD

Vespasian

69 AD - 79 AD

Titus

79 AD - 81 AD

Domitian

81 AD - 96 AD

Nerva

96 AD - 98 AD

Trajan

98 AD - 117 AD

Hadrian

117 AD - 138 AD

Antoninus Pius

138 AD - 161 AD

Lucius Verus

161 AD - 169 AD

Co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

161 AD - 180 AD

Commodus

177 AD - 192 AD

Septimius Severus

193 AD - 211 AD

Alexander Severus

222 AD - 235 AD

Decius

249 AD - 251 AD

Diocletian

284 AD - 305 AD

Abdicated

Maximian

286 AD - 305 AD

Co-emperor with Diocletian; Abdicated

Galerius

305 AD - 311 AD

Junior co-emperor under Diocletian; became Augustus after his abdication

Constantius Chlorus

305 AD - 306 AD

Junior co-emperor under Maximian; became Augustus after his abdication

Severus

306 AD - 307 AD

Junior co-emperor under Constantius Chlorus; became Augustus after his death; executed by Maxentius

Maxentius

306 AD - 312 AD

Son of Maximian; defeated in battle by Constantine I

Constantine I (the Great)

312 AD - 337 AD

Lived 272-337; son of Constantius Chlorus

Theodosius

379 AD - 395 AD