Medieval Monastery Timeline

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  • c. 330 CE - c. 379 CE
    Life of Basil Great, one of the founding fathers of the Eastern Christian Church and Byzantine Monasteries.
  • 480 CE - 543 CE
    Life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine order and European monasticism.
  • 635 CE
    Lindisfarne monastery in Northumbria is founded by the Irish missionary Aidan.
  • c. 700 CE - c. 715 CE
    Lindisfarne Gospels created in Britain.
  • 708 CE
    Traditional founding date of Mont-Saint-Michel, France.
  • c. 800 CE
    The Book of Kells is produced in Ireland.
  • 883 CE
    A decree by Byzantine emperor Basil I is the first recorded evidence of a monastery on Mount Athos.
  • 910 CE
    The Benedictine monastery of Cluny Abbey in Burgundy France is founded.
  • 963 CE
    The Great Lavra monastery on Mount Athos is founded by Saint Athanasios.
  • c. 1036 CE
    The Benedictine Vallombrosa Abbey near Florence is founded.
  • 1098 CE
    The Cistercian order is founded.

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330 CE - 379 CE: Life of Basil Great, one of the founding fathers of the Eastern Christian Church and Byzantine Monasteries.
 
480 CE - 543 CE: Life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine order and European monasticism.
 
 
635 CE: Lindisfarne monastery in Northumbria is founded by the Irish missionary Aidan.
 
700 CE - 715 CE: Lindisfarne Gospels created in Britain.
 
708 CE: Traditional founding date of Mont-Saint-Michel, France.
 
800 CE: The Book of Kells is produced in Ireland.
 
 
883 CE: A decree by Byzantine emperor Basil I is the first recorded evidence of a monastery on Mount Athos.
 
 
910 CE: The Benedictine monastery of Cluny Abbey in Burgundy France is founded.
 
 
963 CE: The Great Lavra monastery on Mount Athos is founded by Saint Athanasios.
 
 
1036 CE: The Benedictine Vallombrosa Abbey near Florence is founded.
 
1098 CE: The Cistercian order is founded.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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