Rise of Christianity of the Roman Empire

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In History
  • -1 BCE

    Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth
    This is the name of Jesus but in the Hebrew Scripture and in the old testament. There is no real date of when he died but people know that he was 33 when he had died. He was the source of Christianity and the bible has a lot including him. Jesus was a jew and was the god that the Christian, Romans believed in.
  • 5

    Paul of Tarsus

    Paul of Tarsus
    Paul came form a place called Tarsus and was Jewish.He is known in new scripture as Paul one of the apostles. He was a follower of Jesus and he taught Christianity. He was a major impact on the growth of Christianity overall. He died in 67 AD by the orders of Nero in Rome.
  • 64

    Great Fire of Rome

    Great Fire of Rome
    This was huge fire that lasted for 6 days and ended on July 25 64 AD. It was confusing because Nero the leader of Rome was rumored to be saying how he was going to take over Rome fully and build palaces. They found out that Nero hadn't done it because he miles away. So, no one really knew how this fire had started but it destroyed a lot of Rome. Their were also some thugs trying to stop people from actually putting out all of the fires, so some assume that Nero had hired them to do so.
  • 66

    Roman Rule of Israel (begins)

    Roman Rule of Israel (begins)
    It all started when Rome took control of Israel in a war. Israel only believed in there being only one god but the Romans believed in many.So, it was hard for them to practice their religion when they were under complete control by Rome. But, they ended up being able to practice their ways with some rules applied by the Romans.
  • 181

    Perpetua

    Perpetua
    She was a Christian and died 203 AD, she was killed because of her religious beliefs. Two days before she was put into prison, she gave birth. Her husband tried to save her but she was taken to the arena then to be killed in public for being a Christian.
  • 272

    Constantine the Great

    Constantine the Great
    He was a harsh but very powerful ruler, he died on May 22 337 AD. At this time prosecutions of Christians were still happening, but one day Constantine saw a vision related to Christianity. Since, that day he made Rome stop persecuting Christians and was a full on religious person. He made all of his soldiers embed a christian symbol on their shields while they went into battle.
  • 303

    Great Persecution of 303 CE

    Great Persecution of 303 CE
    This was the first day of which Christians were getting prosecuted and ended on 311 AD.It was a time period of where Christians were getting murdered in public because of their religion.The Romans got mad because Christians were not sacrificing themselves to the gods. Their entire goal was to wipe out Christianity of a whole.
  • 312

    The Battle of the Milvian Bridge

    The Battle of the Milvian Bridge
    Constantine won the Battle of Milivian Bridge where he fought as a Christian. He had symbols on all of the shields and signs of Christ. At the end of the battle he thanked his victory to being a christian. It ended the same day it started and was battled at the Milivian Bridge.
  • 313

    Edict of Milan

    Edict of Milan
    It was a proclamation that said that Christianity was allowed in Rome.The proclamation allowed them to practice and worship in any way they pleased. It was a legal right and it was started by an agreement from to emperors about Christianity. It was a proclamation that lasted a long time.
  • 347

    Emperor Theodosius 1

    Emperor Theodosius 1
    He was the very last Roman ruler before Rome split into east and west. Theodosius died on January 17 395 CE, he was made a ruler because of his problem solving and his great military abilities.He believed heavily in Christianity. Was a major influence to the spread of it because everyone thought he was a great leader.