Humilitas

Sunoikisis Medieval Latin TImeline

  • 312

    Battle of the Milvian Bridge

    Battle of the Milvian Bridge
    Battle Recreation Constantine is victorious over Maxentius in a battle outside Rome, called the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Following this battle, Christianity will become licit and Constantine promotes Christianity.
  • 348

    Prudentius Born

    Prudentius Born
    Prudentius Born in Northern Spain.
  • 363

    Sulpicius Severus

    Sulpicius Severus
    Dickinson College Text Lives 363-425 (approximately) and writes the life of St. Martin.
  • 366

    Liberius Dies

    Liberius Dies
    Liberius dies and the succession crisis begins. Eventually Damasus ascends to the papacy. He would remake Rome's catacombs to focus intensely on saints and order many epigrams written.
  • 382

    Vulgate Bible Begun

    Vulgate Bible Begun
    Jerome commissioned to translate the Bible into Latin. Known as the Bulgate Bible, it replaced the Old Latin Bible.
  • 384

    Letter to Eustochium

    Letter to Eustochium
    Manuscript IlluminationJerome writes his letter to Eustochium.
  • 386

    Augustine's Conversion

    Augustine's Conversion
    Augustine converted in the garden, after hearing children's voices. At Easter of the following year, Augustine is baptized by Ambrose.
  • 405

    Prudentius Publishes Poems

    Prudentius Publishes Poems
    Sometime after 403, he visits Rome and writes the Peristephanon. In 405, Prudentius publishes numerous poems and dies soon thereafter.
  • 410

    Sack of Rome

    Sack of Rome
    Alaric I and his Goths sack Rome for the first time in almost 800 years.
  • 426

    Completion of City of God

    Completion of City of God
    Augustine completes 'City of God' in reaction to the sack of Rome.
  • 430

    Death of Augustine

    Death of Augustine
    Augustine Bio Augustine dies during the Vandal sacking of Hippo.
  • 455

    Vandals Sack Rome

    Vandals Sack Rome
    Vandals sack Rome under the direction of Genseric. Plundered Rome for 14 days and caused more devastation than the Visigoths structurally.
  • 480

    Boethius Born

    Boethius Born
    Boethius, "the last of the Romans", born in Rome. Born to a consular family, he was educated by Symmachus.
  • 481

    Clovis Crowned

    Clovis Crowned
    Clovis, King of the Franks, becomes king. He will eventually unite Gaul under Merovingian rule and convert to Catholic Christianity.
  • 485

    Birth of Cassiodorus

    Birth of Cassiodorus
    Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (c. 485 – c. 585).
  • 496

    Conversion of Clovis

    Conversion of Clovis
    Account of the Conversion Clovis converted (likely from Arianism, though Gregory claims 'paganism') to Catholic Christinaity. He thus unites his kindgdom with a religious identity and attaches himself with papacy.
  • 521

    St. Columba Born

    St. Columba Born
    Columba (521-597) Irish Celtic missionary. Columba was born in Donegal, Ireland. Very little is known about his early life and education. He studied at Celtic schools, and in 551 was ordained a priest. Later, in 563, at the age of 42, he and 12 of his followers sailed to Scotland, where he established a centre of missionary. activity at Iona. His labours resulted in spreading Christianity throughout the entire island of Britain. The picture left is the abbey of Iona.
  • 524

    Consolatio Philosophiae

    Consolatio Philosophiae
    Boethius writes the 'Consolation of Philosophy' in exile.
  • 565

    Death of Justinian

    Death of Justinian
    Death of the emperor Justinian.
  • Jan 1, 650

    Merovingian Script [Example]

    Merovingian Script [Example]
    Example of a Merovingian script from Tours.
  • Jan 1, 700

    Vita Columbae

    Vita Columbae
    Text of the Vita Columbae Written around 700, the Vita Columbae Adomnán (also known as Eunan), the ninth Abbot of Iona, who died in 704. Adomnán categorizes the Vita Columbae into three different books: Columba’s Prophecies, Columba’s Miracles, and Columba’s Apparitions.
  • Jan 1, 731

    Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Angelorum Published

    Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Angelorum Published
    Venerable Bede's magnum opus is completed. It begins with the invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar in 55 BCE, and is seminal in showing the 'christianization' of Britain.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Battle of Tours

    Battle of Tours
    Arabs defeated by Charles Martel in France on October of 732. Burgundians and Franks led by Martel went up against the Umayyad Caliphate and was victorious. Also called the Battle of Poitiers.
  • Jan 1, 740

    Alcuin Born

    Alcuin Born
    Alcuin born in Northumbria. He would be a leading figure in the court of Charlemagne in the 780s and 90s.
  • Apr 2, 742

    Birth of Charles the Great

    Birth of Charles the Great
  • Jan 1, 752

    Reign of the Carolingians

    Reign of the Carolingians
    Pepin the Short dethrones last Merovingian King and is crowned king of the Franks by Boniface, bishop of Mainz. Two years later, in 754, Pope Stephen II would recrown Pepin in Paris.
  • Jan 1, 776

    Peter of Pisa

    Peter of Pisa
    Peter of Pisa summoned to the court of Charlemagne to teach Latin.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne Crowned Holy Roman Emperor

    Charlemagne Crowned Holy Roman Emperor
    Pope Leo III crowns Charlemagne on Christmas Day.
  • Jan 1, 929

    Umayyads Proclaimed Caliphs in Spain

    Umayyads Proclaimed Caliphs in Spain
    The Umayyads in Spain proclaimed themselves caliphs in 929, but had occupied it since the 8th century.
  • Jan 1, 975

    Anglo-Saxon Riddles of the Exeter Book

    Anglo-Saxon Riddles of the Exeter Book
    Although date is uncertain, it has been proposed that they are dated 960 to 990.
  • Jan 1, 1050

    Carmina Burana

    Carmina Burana
    "Songs from Beuern" is a manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic texts mostly from the 11th or 12th century, with some are from the 13th century.
  • Jan 1, 1055

    Hildebert Born

    Hildebert Born
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    Bayeux Tapestry In the Norman Conquest of Englander, William the Conqueror is victorious. King Harold II died in battle. The famous Bayeux Tapestry depicts the conquest and reminds us that history is not just recorded in text.
  • Jan 1, 1079

    Birth of Peter Abelard

    Birth of Peter Abelard
  • Jun 11, 1090

    Birth of Bernard of Clairvaux

    Birth of Bernard of Clairvaux
    (1090 – August 20, 1153) The French abbot was a writer and a reformer of the Cistercian order.
  • Nov 27, 1095

    First Crusade Begins

    First Crusade Begins
    Pope Urban II launches the First Crusade.
  • Jan 1, 1101

    Birth of Heloise

    Birth of Heloise
  • Jan 1, 1115

    John of Salisbury Born

    John of Salisbury Born
    (1115-11080)
  • Jan 1, 1115

    Abelard Woos Heloise

    Abelard Woos Heloise
    Abelard begins seducing Heloise (1115-17)
  • Jan 1, 1173

    Peter of Blois Goes to England

    Peter of Blois Goes to England
    Peter goes to England and serves Henry II (pictured here).
  • Jan 1, 1328

    Black Death in Asia

    Black Death in Asia
    First outbreak of the Black Death in Asia.
  • Jan 1, 1405

    The Book of the City of Ladies Published

    The Book of the City of Ladies Published
    Christine de Pizan publishes the Book of the City of Ladies. The book serves as her response to Jean de Meun's The Romance of the Rose. Christine creates an allegorical city of ladies.