Jesus to AD 500

Timeline created by vicken
  • Period: 27 BCE to 180

    Pax Romana

  • 33

    the ressurection of Jesus

  • 33


  • 33

    the apostles spread the gospel

  • 33

    St. Stephen martyred

  • 33

    the conversion of St. Paul

  • 42

    St. John the apostle travels to Ephesus with the blessed virgin Mary

  • 44

    St. James the apostle is martyred: his body is secretly buried in Spain

  • 46

    St. Paul begins missions journeys Galatia, Greece, Syria and other places

  • 49

    council of Jerusalem

  • 64

    Percussions of Christians begins under the roman emperor Nero

  • 70

    Romans burn the Jewish temple is perusal

  • 80

    Didache written

  • 99

    all the writings that will become part of the new testament have been written by this date

  • 250

    percussion under roman emperor Decius

  • 251

    council of carthage

    this council allowed people who lapsed in their faith during the persecution to be brought back into the church after a period of penance
  • 303

    persecution under roman empire Diocletian

    Diocletian ordered the destruction of all churches imprisonment of bishops and priests and execution of all who refused to participate in the public worship of pagan gods
  • 313

    emperor Constantine issues the Edict of milan

    the edict granted religions toleration to Christians and unleashed the spread of Christianity
  • 325

    council of nicaea

  • 330

    emperor Constantine divides empire into east and west

  • 330

    construction of the first St. Peter's basilica in Rome

  • 397

    the council of hippo and carthage will decide which books will become part of the new testament

  • 410

    Visigoth destroys the city of Rome

  • 431

    council of Ephesus

  • 451

    council of Chalcedon

  • 476

    western roman fire

  • 496

    Clovis the kind of the franks converts to Catholicism

  • 507

    clovis's army drives the Visigoths out of France

  • 527

    Justin I becomes the emperor of the eastern roman empire

  • 529

    St. Benedict founds the first monastery

  • 529

    St. Benedict founds his first monastery.

  • 537

    construction of the hagia Sophia begins in Constantinople

  • 590

    St. Gregory the Great becomes pope

  • 596

    Pope St. Gregory the Great sends St. Augustine of Canterbury to England to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons.

  • 597

    St. Augustine baptizes the King of Kent

  • 632

    death of Mohammad

  • 637

    Muslims attack Constantinople

  • 638

    Muslims capture Jerusalem

  • 698

    Muslims take carthage

  • 711

    Muslims invade and occupy Spain

  • 716

    St. Boniface leaves England to evangelize Germania

  • 732

    France halts the Muslim invasion

  • 754

    With St. Boniface’s help, the pope allies with the kings of the Franks

  • 793

    Vikings attack England

  • 800

    Charlemagne is crowned holy roman king by pope Leo III

  • 800

    gunpowder invented

  • 885

    Vikings attack in Paris

  • 997

    Muslims occupy the Santiago de compost Elea in Spain burial place of St. James the apostle

  • 1000

    Muslims control two thirds of the ancient Christian world

  • 1054

    The Great Schism

  • 1073

    St. Gregory VII elected pope

  • 1073

    Pope St. Gregory VII excommunicates the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV

  • 1088

    First universities founded

  • 1094

    The Byzantine emperor in Constantinople asks the West for aid against Muslim armies

  • 1095

    Pope Urban II calls for a Crusade, and Christians temporarily capture Jerusalem

  • 1144

    First Gothic cathedral completed

  • Period: 1147 to 1192

    Second and Third Crusades

  • 1204

    Crusaders from the Fourth Crusade sack Constantinople

  • 1209

    Franciscan Order is founded by St. Francis of Assisi

  • 1216

    Dominican Order founded by St. Dominic

  • 1229

    The Inquisition is founded

  • Period: 1265 to 1274

    St. Thomas Aquinas write the Summa Theologica

  • 1300

    The Renaissance begins

  • 1347

    Bubonic plague arrives in Europe.

  • 1386

    St. Catherine of Siena cares for the sick and buries the dead when the plague strikes Siena.

  • 1440

    Printing Press invented

  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus sails for North America

  • 1513

    Ponce de Leon of Spain founds St. Augustine, Florida

  • 1517

    Martin Luther presents the 95 Theses

  • 1520

    Luther denies the authority of the pope to interpret Scripture

  • 1521

    Luther is excommunicated

  • 1522

    Luther translates the Bible into German

  • 1526

    Franciscan missionaries arrive in what is now Florida

  • 1534

    St. Ignatius of Loyola founds the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

  • 1534

    King Henry VIII of England breaks England from the Catholic Church after the pope refuses to allow him a divorce

  • 1535

    St. Thomas More is executed by Henry VIII

  • 1536

    Henry VIII dissolves all monasteries and convents in England and ireland

  • 1541

    First Franciscan explorations in what is now California

  • Period: 1545 to 1563

    The Council of Trent (input to Timetoast Timeline as “Timespan”)

  • 1549

    Jesuit missionaries arrive in the Far East

  • Period: 1562 to 1582

    St. Teresa of Avila founds Discalced Carmelite convents throughout Spain (input to Timetoast Timeline as “Timespan”)

  • The King James Bible becomes the Bible of the Church of England

  • St. Peter Claver arrives in Colombia

  • The Mayflower sets sail from England to North America

  • The Colony of Maryland is established

  • Karl Marx writes the Communist Manifesto

  • Period: to

    Ecumencial Council of the Vatican (known as Vatican I)

  • Bolshevik party formed in Russia

  • World War I begins

  • Three children at Fatima, Portugal, are granted visions of the Virgin Mary

  • Soviet Union is formed (Lenin was its first leader; Stalin took power two years after Lenin’s death)

  • The first Catholic bishops in China are ordained

  • Hitler beomes chancellor of Germany; first Nazi concentration camp is opened

  • Word War II begins

  • Communist governments begin persecutions and mass murder across Europe and Asia

  • Period: to

    Ecumenical Council of the Vatican (now known as Vatican II)

  • The US Supreme Court rules that the Constitution protects the right ot an abortion

  • The Soviet Union begins to fall (The end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the end of communism in Europe would come in 1991)