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  • c. 73 BCE - 4 BCE
    Life of Herod the Great, king of Judea.
  • c. 6 BCE - c. 30 CE
    Life of Jesus Christ.
  • 26 CE - 36 CE
    Jesus of Nazareth is crucified during the reign of Pontius Pilate in Judea.
  • c. 36 CE - c. 40 CE
    Call of Paul, the apostle.
  • 42 CE - 62 CE
    St. Paul goes on missionary journeys across Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome.
  • c. 50 CE - c. 70 CE
    The early Christian document the Didache is composed. .
  • c. 50 CE - c. 60 CE
    Letters of Paul.
  • c. 50 CE - c. 60 CE
    Establishment of various Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Egypt, and at least the city of Rome.
  • 64 CE
    The great fire in Rome.
  • 64 CE
    Unofficial persecution of Christians in Rome.
  • c. 65 CE - c. 100 CE
    The tales of the life and work of Jesus (gospels) composed.
  • 66 CE - 73 CE
    The Jewish Revolt against Rome.
  • c. 69 CE - c. 70 CE
    The Gospel of Mark.
  • 70 CE
    The city of Jerusalem captured by Rome; the Second Temple destroyed.
  • c. 70 CE
    The rise of Christianity contributes to the cultural and physical decline of the city of Ephesos.
  • c. 85 CE
    The Gospel of Matthew.
  • c. 95 CE
    The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles.
  • c. 300 CE - c. 400 CE
    Christianization of Lutetia.
  • c. 300 CE - c. 350 CE
    Christian Basilica built at Nemea.
  • 300 CE
    Armenia is the first state to adopt Christianity as state religion.
  • 313 CE
    Roman emperor Constantine I tolerates Christianity.
  • 330 CE
    Death of Constantine; he is baptized on his deathbed.
  • 376 CE
    Fritigern formally converts to Arian Christianity in order to enter the Roman Empire.
  • 391 CE
    Emperor Theodosius closes pagan temples.
  • 391 CE
    Christianity becomes official religion of Empire.
  • c. 397 CE
    Saint Ninian brings Christianity to Scotland, rise of literacy and written history.
  • 397 CE
    St. Ninian begins conversion of Picts to Christianity.
  • 418 CE
    Completion of Orosius' famous work Seven Books of History Against the Pagans.
  • c. 432 CE
    St. Patrick comes to Ireland, lights fire announcing Christianity on Hill of Slane.
  • c. 432 CE - c. 433 CE
    St. Patrick arrives in Ireland and preaches at the Hill of Tara, announcing the advent of Christianity.
  • 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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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 - 70 CE: The early Christian document the Didache is composed. .
 
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: The great fire in Rome.
 
64 CE: Unofficial persecution of Christians 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.
 
 
70 CE: The rise of Christianity contributes to the cultural and physical decline of the city of Ephesos.
 
85 CE: The Gospel of Matthew.
 
95 CE: The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles.
 
300 CE - 400 CE: Christianization of Lutetia.
 
 
300 CE - 350 CE: Christian Basilica built at Nemea.
 
300 CE: Armenia is the first state to adopt Christianity as state religion.
 
313 CE: Roman emperor Constantine I tolerates Christianity.
 
330 CE: Death of Constantine; he is baptized on his deathbed.
 
 
376 CE: Fritigern formally converts to Arian Christianity in order to enter the Roman Empire.
 
391 CE: Emperor Theodosius closes pagan temples.
 
391 CE: Christianity becomes official religion of Empire.
 
 
397 CE: Saint Ninian brings Christianity to Scotland, rise of literacy and written history.
 
397 CE: St. Ninian begins conversion of Picts to Christianity.
 
 
418 CE: Completion of Orosius' famous work Seven Books of History Against the Pagans.
 
432 CE: St. Patrick comes to Ireland, lights fire announcing Christianity on Hill of Slane.
 
 
432 CE - 433 CE: St. Patrick arrives in Ireland and preaches at the Hill of Tara, announcing the advent of Christianity.
 
 
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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