Important Historical People and Events

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    Socrates

    Socrates
    Socrates, known for his basic morals and involvement in Hellenistic Era, was born around 169 B.C and died around 399 B.C. Since Socrates had different views of society than what was the norm at the time, he was brought to trail.  Socrates had a very philosophical quality which prompted him to question authority and the positions that others held. Socrates was also accused of the corruption of the young minds and influencing young minds to criticize and question the Athenian society.
  • 551

    Confucius

    Confucius
    Confucius was one of the most influential people in modern society. Confucius established the correct relationships between two individuals, such as, brother and sister, or mother and son. Confucius’ beliefs were later known as Confucianism, which is implemented in many families today.  Confucius taught of specific rules or certain behaviors between different individuals. He believed that the elderly are wise and deserve a level of respect that only them can receive.
  • 551

    Confucius

    Confucius
    People inferior or younger than the elders should give them their utmost regard. Confucianism is still practiced today, especially in the countries of China, Japan, Korean, and Indonesia.
  • Jan 1, 742

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Charlemagne was known for his great power in the military and his core skills in war. He was crowned emperor after showing such great strength and leading so many people into victory. As a king, Charlemagne began his reformation as he showed pity and love for the peasants. He investigated the powers of the investigators as well as expanded their work.  He prescribed their duties in documents called capitularies.
  • Jan 1, 742

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    They rode to all parts of the realm, inspecting government, administering justice, and reawakening all citizens to their civil and religious duties. He brought along many changes as well as reformations that showed how much of a great king he was until he passed away leaving his three sons.
  • Jan 1, 1065

    The Crusades

    The Crusades
    The Crusades were a series of Holy Wars launched by the Christian states of Europe against the Saracens.The reason for the crusades was a war between Christians and Moslems which centered around the city of Jerusalem. The City of Jerusalem held a Holy significance to the Christian religion. TIn 1065 Jerusalem was taken by the Turks and 3000 Christians were massacred starting a chain of events which contributed to the cause of the crusades.
  • Jan 1, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci is most commonly known for his great contributions to the Renaissance. Among his many inputs, Da Vinci’s most impressive contributions were his artworks, such as The Mona Lisa.  During the Italian Renaissance the creation of art and the rebirth of old ideas were brought to the attention of many. Da Vinci brought about the techniques of art and the different art works that he showed to many people during the Italian Renaissance.
  • Jan 1, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci
    He opened the minds of many people as he as well as many other artist showed perceptive of not only religious figured but also humanism. This was the belief that humans had the a lot of potential and could enjoy their lives without going against god. Thanks to him and many other people appreciated the art being portrayed during the Renaissance.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    Martin Luther became professor of theology at the University of Wittenburg in 1512 until his death in 1546. He nailed his famous Ninety- Five Theses, a document challenging Roman Catholic authority in theological matters, including indulgences and many others, to the church door in Wittenburg in 1517. This brought prolonged and endless opposition from Rome. After being summoned to appear before the German Congress at Worms in 1521, Luther was promptly excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
  • Jul 15, 1509

    John Calvin

    John Calvin
    John Calvin was born on July 15 1509, and died on the 27th day of May in 1564. Calvin was a great French pastor during the Protestant Reformation.  He was recruited to help with the reformation of the church in Geneva and developed many controversial ideas that contradicted to those of Martin Luther.  He believed that the indulgences sold by the priest should be allowed but scrutinized so that the unhealthy selling would not occur. He also added to the serviced music.  
  • Jul 15, 1509

    John Calvin

    John Calvin
    Although not fully supported by Geneva he did have followers and with that moral support he expressed his feelings towards the separation of power between the State and the Church.  He believed that man was always sinned that they were predestined by God so those no matter what was done in their lives would be chosen by the Lord ahead of time to be in salvation of God and those who weren’t would die.  
  • Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ
    When Jesus Christ was born all of Israel was under Caesar's Roman dictatorship, including Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, and Nazareth, where he was raised. In his thirties, Jesus began his public teaching and display of recorded miracles. Over a three year period Jesus’ reputation spread nation wide. Jesus' key messages included: God loves you and is with you, love one another, immense value of each person, good news: kingdom of God has come to earth, and reality of judgment to heaven or hell.