rome is founded

753 bc

rome was founded by romulus was one of seven roman kings

Rome becomes a republic

509 bc

last king is expelled and rome is now ruled by senators

hannibal invades italy

218 bc

hannabai leads the carthage army to attack italy

julius caesar is assasinated

44 bc

julius caesar is assasinated on the ides of march by marcus brutus.

Julius caesar becomes first dictator

43 bc

julius defeats pompey in a civil war and becomes supreme ruler of rome

roman empire begins

27 bc

octavius appoints himself augustus which means first emperor

Hadrian Wall is built


The Hadrian Wall was built in 122 AD. It was a long wall built across northern England in an effort to keep the barbarians out.

Constantine becomes Emperor in 306 AD


Rome becomes a Christian empire. Before this, Rome persecuted the Christians. Constantius dies. His son Constantine is the new vice-emperor of Galerius.



Theodosius I proclaims Christianity as the sole religion of the Roman Empire in 380 AD.

Rome splits


In 395 AD, Rome split into two empires - the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire. Each side had a ruler in charge of it. The Roman Empire was split by Theodosius.

The Visigoths sack Rome


This was the first time in 800 years that the city of Rome has fallen to an enemy. It was a huge uproar.

End of the Western Roman Empire and the fall of Ancient Rome


The last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus is defeated by the German Goth Odoacer. This is the start of the Dark Ages in Europe.

The Byzantine Empire ends


The Byzantine Empire comes to an end as it falls to the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople in 1453 A.D. It is renamed Istanbul in 1930.

much of rome burns


nero set fire to rome and blames the christians for it

collossium is built


the collossium is builtin 80 ad