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Jesus of Nazereth is born
Jesus of Nazereth is crucified
Ministry of John the Baptist
Jesus' early followers from Galilee settle in Jerusalem. There are known as the twelve.
The leaders of the early Christians discuss the new mission to preach to the gentiles.
Saul of Tarsus becomes a devote follower of jesus
Paul’s first visit to Corinth and writes the letters to the Thessalonians
Paul visits ephesus and writes the letters to the Galatians and to the Corinthians
Paul's imprisonment in Ephesus. He writes letters to the Philippians and to Philemon; he completes a second letter to the Corinthians.
Paul writes a letter to the Christians in Rome in preparation for his future visit there.
Paul's imprisonment in Rome
Death of Paul
Death of James, brother of Jesus and head of the church in Jerusalem
Great Fire in Rome; Nero blames and executes Christians
The emperor Nero's assassination launches a year of civil war in Rome.
Reign of the emperor Vespasian.
Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke (Luke-Acts) written.
Gospel of John written
Reign of Emperor Trajan
Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, is martyred
Martyrdom of Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna and younger colleague and admirer of Ignatius of Antioch.
First major persecution of Christians under emperor Decius
Persecution begins under Diocletian
Battle of Milvian Bridge; Constantine adopts Christ as his patron and defeats his rival Maxentius to become sole ruler of Italy, Africa, and the entire western half of the empire.
Constantine defeats Licinius in a battle near Adrianople. He now becomes ruler of the entire Roman empire. He moves the eastern capital from Nicomedia to Byzantine, henceforth known as Constantinople.
Death of Constantine.
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