Visual Timeline: Christianity

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Legend:

100 BCE 0 CE 100 CE 200 CE 300 CE 400 CE 500 CE 600 CE  
 
 
73 BCE - 4 BCE: Life of Herod the Great, king of Judea.
 
6 BCE - 30 CE: Life of Jesus Christ.
 
 
26 CE - 36 CE: Jesus of Nazareth is crucified during the reign of Pontius Pilate in Judea.
 
36 CE - 40 CE: Call of Paul, the apostle.
 
42 CE - 62 CE: St. Paul goes on missionary journeys across Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome.
 
50 CE - 60 CE: Letters of Paul.
 
 
50 CE - 60 CE: Establishment of various Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Egypt, and at least the city of Rome.
 
64 CE: Unofficial persecution of Christians in Rome.
 
64 CE: The great fire in Rome.
 
 
65 CE - 100 CE: The tales of the life and work of Jesus (gospels) composed.
 
 
66 CE - 73 CE: The Jewish Revolt against Rome.
 
69 CE - 70 CE: The Gospel of Mark.
 
 
70 CE: The city of Jerusalem captured by Rome; the Second Temple destroyed.
 
85 CE: The Gospel of Matthew.
 
95 CE: The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles.
 
300 CE: Armenia is the first state to adopt Christianity as state religion.
 
300 CE - 400 CE: Christianization of Lutetia.
 
 
300 CE - 350 CE: Christian Basilica built at Nemea.
 
313 CE: Roman emperor Constantine I tolerates Christianity.
 
330 CE: Death of Constantine; he is baptized on his deathbed.
 
391 CE: Emperor Theodosius closes pagan temples.
 
 
397 CE: Saint Ninian brings Christianity to Scotland, rise of literacy and written history.
 
 
418 CE: Completion of Orosius' famous work Seven Books of History Against the Pagans.
 
 
500 CE: Amphipolis becomes an important Christian centre and has four basilicas.
 
503 CE: Clovis converts to Christianity.
 
 
608 CE: The Pantheon in Rome is converted into a Christian church.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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