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timeline of roman history

The following table shows a simple timeline of Roman history. We have also created a complete Rome timeline from antiquity through to modern times which includes a large number of links to individual pieces of details of Roman history.

24/04/753 BC Romulus founds Rome. He is the first of the seven kings of Rome
509 BC Seventh and last king of Rome, Tarquin the Proud, is deposed by his angry citizens. Rome becomes a Republic.
100 BC A century of turmoil. The Gracchi brothers propose social reform in favor of the poor and get murdered for it. Julius Caesar makes his mark and ends the Republic (50 BC).
27BC-14AD Augustus Caesar inherits Rome from Caesar and proclaims himself Emperor.
25-75AD A variety of Caesars follow, some good some less good. Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero. Ex soldier Vespasian is the beginning of a new, healthier trend.
117 AD Emperor Trajan dies and hands Hadrian the empire at its greatest size.
275AD Emperor Aurelian builds the walls which are still visible today.
306-337AD Emperor Constantine legalises Christianity and splits the Empire into East and West. Rome is capital of the West. Constantinople remains capital of the East until 15th Century.
475 AD Romulus Augustulus, last emperor is deposed.
1000 AD Schism of East and Western Christian churches (Eastern is know as Orthodox, Western is known as Roman Catholic)

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This timeline of roman history was written by Giovanni Milani-Santarpia for www.mariamilani.com - Rome apartments