Cardinal Newman’s Life (Timeline)

Historical Context

Timeline of Newman's Life

1801

Birth in London, February 21

1808

Enters school at Ealing.

1800-1814

Napoleon’s dictatorship

1816

First religious conversion

1817

Studies at Trinity College, Oxford.

1822

Elected Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford.

1824-1830

Charles X’s attempt to restore Catholicism in France

1825

Ordained Anglican clergyman.

1828-43

Vicar of St. Mary the Virgin

 

1829

Catholic Emancipation Act (Great Britain)

1829

First Provincial Council of Baltimore (US)

1832-1833

A trip to the Mediterranean

1833

Start of the Oxford Movement

1841

Publishes Tract 90.

1842

Moves from Oxford to Littlemore.

1845

Received into the Roman Catholic Church.

1846-1878

Reign of Blessed Pope Pius IX

1847

Ordained a Catholic priest in Rome.

1848

Founded English Oratory of St. Philip Neri.

1850

Re-establishment of the English hierarchy

1852-1871

Hostility of Napoleon III to Catholicism

1852

First Plenary Council (US)

1854-1858

Founder and rector of Catholic University of Ireland.

1859

Opened Oratory School in Birmingham.

1859

Death of St. John Vianney (Cure of Ars)

1860

Death of St. John Nepomucene Neumann, Bishop of Philadelphia

1864

Published Apologia pro vita sua.

1869-1870

Vatican I

1861-1888

Persecution of Catholics in Germany by William I and Bismark

1873

Birth of St. Therese of Lisieux

1878

Election of Pope Leo XIII

1879

Created cardinal by Pope Leo XIII.

1889

Last mass, on Christmas Day

1890

Death in Birmingham, August 11