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Fourth Century

Fourth Century

ROMAN EMPERORS

POPES

HISTORY of the Early Christians

293/305
Maximianus and Constantius I Chlorus

296/304
St Marcellinus

298-302 Christians are persecuted by the Roman Army
303 Widespread persecution of Christians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

305/306
Constantius I Chlorus

Persecution is suspended
306-312 Tolerance of Christians in Rome and Africa

306
Severus II

306-310 Maximianus reinitiates the persecution in the East

306/307
Severus II and Constantine I 
      

Persecution in the East

307/311
Licinius and Maxentius
  

 

311 First edition of “The Ecclesiastical History” of Eusebius of Cesarea.
Maximianus continues the persecution, especially in Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

308/309
St Marcellus I

309/309
St Eusebius

311/314
St Meltiades

312/324
Licinius and Constantine I

312 Constantine defeats
313 The Edict of Milan of universal tolerance of Christianity
321 Persecution of Licinius

314/335
St Sylvester I

336/336
St Marcus

324/337
Constantine I 

337/352
St Julius I

324 Second edition of “The Ecclesiastical History” of Eusebius of Cesarea
328-St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria

337/340
Constantine II 

337 Persecution in Persia

340/350
Constantine II y Constantius II 
      

342 Prohibition of pagan sacrifices

350/361
Constantius II 

Birth of St. Augustine
356 The relics of St. Andrew and St. Luke are brought to Constantinople

352/366
Liberius

350/351
Magnetius

 

351/353
Magnetius y Decentius

 

361/363
Julian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

363/364
Jovian

 

 

364/375
Valentinian

Pope St. Damasus I is accused of homicide and exonerated by the emperor
373 St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
373 Death of St. Athanasius
374-377  St. Jerome retires to the desert of Calchis

366/384
St Damasus

375/383
Gratian

 

Emperor Gratian refuses the insignia of “Pontifex Maximus”

383/392
Valentinian II

St. Jerome translates the Bible to Latin
384 St. Jerome makes a pilgrimage to Palestine
384 St. Augustine arrives at Milan
385-420  St. Jerome becomes a monk inBethlehem
385-407  St. John Chrysostom and his works become prominent
386 Conversion of St. Augustine
386-387  St. Augustine writes “Confessions”
390 Massacre of Thessalonica

384/399
St Siricius

392/395
Theodosius

Laws against pagans and heretics are promulgated

395/421
Honorius

Death of St. Ambrose of Milan

399/401
St Atanasius I

 

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