St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City Timeline

64 CE

Martyrdom of the Apostle Peter on Vatican Hill

324

Constantine commissions St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

25 Dec 800

Charlemagne is crowned Roman Emperor at St. Peter's Basilica

1506

Reconstruction of St. Peter's Basilica begins under Pope Julius II

1546

Michelangelo appointed chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica

1585

Completion of the dome of St. Peter's begun by Michelangelo

1615

Completion of St. Peter's Basilica