The date recognized by the
Roman Catholic Church for the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas was also known
as Yule (Anglo-Saxon) or Noel (French). 337 Earliest possible date that
Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th. 352 First definite date that Christmas
was celebrated on Dec 25th.
498 French king Clovis baptized himself.
England adopted the Julian calendar.
795 Pope Adrian I died. The relationship
of Adrian to Charlemagne was considered an ideal expression of Church and State
in a united Christian society.
800 Charlemagne, King of the Franks, was crowned
the first Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III in Rome.
875 Charles the Bald was
crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
1066 William the Conqueror was crowned king of
England, at Westminster Abbey, London. 1
100 Baldwin of Boulogne was crowned the
first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity.
1156 Peter the Venerable
died. As Abbot of Cluny, Peter of Montboissier made great reforms to the
monastery that restored its influence in European religious politics.
Francis of Assisi assembled the first Nativity scene.
1559 Pius IV was elected
pope. Born Giovanni Angelo de'Medici, Pius concluded the Council of Trent and
pursued reforms of the Papal Curia.