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History of Mankind - Until the 6th Century (AD)


Until the 6th century (AD)

1

The age after Christ begins at exactly midnight on December 31, 1 BC World population reaches approximately 170 million (demographics).

Death of Augustus (politics).
Tiberius becomes emperor, staying in power until 37 (politics)
Ovid writes Metamorphosis (literature)

14

27

Jesus is baptized (religion)

Jesus is crucified (religion)

30

37

Caligula becomes emperor (politics)

Roman Empire under Nero (politics)

54

64

Christians are accused and martyred by the fire of Rome (religion)

Jewish diaspora begins after temple destruction in Jerusalem (religion)
The First Gospel Appears
(St. Matthew) (religion)

70

75

Construction begins on the Roman Coliseum (technology)
Likely date of invention in China of paper (technology)

Eruption of volcano Vesuvius destroys the city of Pompeii in Italy (natural disasters)

79

98

Peak of Roman territorial expansion. (war)
Christianity also spreads (religion)

World population: 180 million (demographics)

100

132

Emergence of Teotihuacán Culture in Mexico (People)

World population: 190 million (demographics)

200

212

Citizenship is extended to all free men of the Roman Empire (politics)

Beginning of the decline of the Roman Empire (politics)

235

284

Principle of Classical Mayan Civilization (People)

World population around 190 million (demographics)

300

306

Constantine becomes emperor (politics)

Milan edict legalizes Christianity in the Roman Empire (religion)

313

320

Beginning of Gupta Empire in India (Politics)

Byzantium is rebuilt by Constantine (technology)

324

326

Constantine declares Sunday a holy day for Catholics (religion)

Renamed Constantinople, Byzantium becomes capital of the Roman Empire (politics)

330

378

Visigoths defeat the Roman army (war)

Theodosius 1 ° forbids pagan cults (religion)

391

395

The Roman Empire is divided into two, Western and Eastern (political).

Augustine publishes Confessions (philosophy)
World population remains stable at around 190 million (demographics)

400 (c)

410

Visigoths sack Rome (war)

Attila becomes king of the Huns (politics)

434

476

Romulus' deposition marks the end of the Roman Empire (politics)
Middle Ages Begins

Clovis, king of the Franks, initiates the kingdom Merovingian (politics)

496

500 (c)

The Britons, under the leadership of the legendary King Arthur, defeat the Saxons, slowing their advance over Brittany (politics)
World population around 195 million (demographics)