A Chronology From 1000BC

1000 BC – Construction of the Temple of Soloman at Jerusalem

599 – Birth of Mahavir, founder of the Jain religion

563 – Birth of the sage Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)

479-551 – Confucius

348-428 – Plato

322-384 – Aristotle

3rd c.BC – Buddhism in Sri Lanka

1st c. BC – First recording of Buddha’s teachings in Sri Lanka

4 BC – Birth of Jesus Christ

70 AD – Destruction of he Temple at Jerusalem

301 – Christianity declared a state religion in Armenia

313 – Christianity legalised within the Roman Empire

431 – Palladius consecrated first bishop of the Irish Christians

529 – Closing of the Academy in Athens by the Emperor Justinian

552 – Buddhism in Japan

570 – Birth of the Prophet Muhammad

622 – The migration (hijra) of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina

742 – Founding of the Great Mosque in Xian, China

787 – First Buddhist monastery in Tibet

862 – Mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius to the Slavs

988 – Conversion of Russia to Christianity

1054 – Final split between eastern and western Christianity

1096 – Massacre of Jews in the Rhineland by Crusaders

1098 – First Crusade

1200 – Zen Buddhism in Japan

1448 – Russian Orthodox Church declared its autonomy from Constantinople

1453 – Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks

1455 – Gutenburg’s first Bible printed using movable type and a printing press

1469 – Birth of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion

1488 – Advent of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in west Bengal, India

1517 – Martin Luther’s challenge to the church, thus beginning the Protestant Reformation of Western Christianity

1543 – Theory of Copernicus that the sun is the centre of the universe published

1611 – Authorized version of the Bible published in English

1687 – Sir Isaac Newton’s fully-developed theory of gravity published

1896 – Birth of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Life and Precepts of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu sent to McGill University

1966 – Inauguration of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness, New York City

1991 – Release of Worldwide Web software by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN

2004 – Installation of Sri Pancha-Tattva Deities, Sri Dhama Mayapur, Bengal