Landmarks Over Time

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Edict Of Milan

313 CE

The Edict Of Milan decrees a religious toleration throughout the Roman Empire.

1st Crusade

1095 CE - 1099 CE

A military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands. Part of a Christian response to Muslim conquests and ended up leading to a total of Nine Crusades.

Roman Catholic Church

1378 - 1417

The Roman Catholic CHurch is split during the Western Schism.

Massacre Of Vassy


The Massacre of Vassy sparks the first long series of French Wars of Religion.

Beginnings Of Abolition Of Slavery

1780 - 1790

The beginnings to anti-slavery is caused by the rules throughout sacred texts of religions.

Revolutions Of 1989


These revolutions overthrew many Soviet styled states. allowing open religious practices in many of the Eastern European countries.

Middle East

Life Of Buddha

563 BC - 483 BC
The life of Gautama Buddha's life span. Buddha created the Four Noble Truths (the universality of suffering, the cause of suffering through selfish desire, the solution to suffering and the way to overcome suffering) which guided his followers to Nirvana.

Life Of Zarathustra

7 BC - 6 BC

AKA Zoroaster. The founder of the religion of Zoroastrianism's life span. He is the author of the Gathas, the Zoroastrianism religious text which tell about his life.

Life Of Jesus

4 BC - 305 CE

The life span of the Jesus, who was God's son and prophet who established the religion of Christianity.


380 CE

Christianity is established as the official religion of the Roman Empire.

Life Of Muhammad

570 CE - 632 CE

The life span of the religious leader and founder of Islam.


650 CE

The Quran, the central religious text of Islam which Muslims believe to be the word of God, is compiled.


800 CE - 1000 CE

Sufism, an inner, mystical demension from the religion of Islam, begins to emerge.


Life Of Confucius

551 BC - 479 BC

The life span of the teacher and philosopher Confucius. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, and sincerity.

Spread Of Buddhism

3 CE

The spread of the religion of Buddhism begins from India throughout Asia.

Supression Of Buddhism

845 CE

During the Tang Dynasty and the Golden Age of China, Buddhism begins to supress and Confuciansm begins to once again take over.

European Missionary


Italian Jesuit Priest and Missionary Matteo Ricci goes to China to spread Christianity.

Expelled Missionaries


European missionaries are expelled from Japan.



4 CE

The introduction of Christianity is spread throughout Axum.

Christian-Muslim Conflict

1500 - 1530

Religious conflict between Christians and Muslims rise in Ethiopia.


Chavin Religious Cult

900 BC

The Chavin religious cult is created and begins to spread throughout Peru and the Andes in South America.

African Religious Systems


African religious systems are introduced to the Americas with the start of the trans-Atlantic forced migration.

Martin Luther's 95 Theses


Ninety-Five Theses centers on practices within the Catholic church about indulgences and absolution.

Freedom Of Religion


The "Freedom of Religion" right is put into the Bill of Rights and amended into the Constitution of the United States.

"Holy War"

Osama bin Laden's declaration of his "Holy War" through the attack of al-Qaeda's on September 11, 2001.