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Aquinas Timeline

Aquinas Timeline

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A timeline of the life of Aquinas, including his major works and works/activities of selected colleagues
A timeline of the life of Aquinas, including his major works and works/activities of selected colleagues

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Timeline of the Life of AquinasErik NorvellePage 1
Timeline of the Life of Aquinas
Compiled by Erik Norvelle (Version 2, revised 8/7/08)
DateAquinasAgeWorksGeneral History
12201122121222112232Albert the Great enters the Dominican Orde1224312250First translations of Averroes into Latin [192]122611227212283122941230512316123271233812349123510123611123712123813123914124015124116124217Albert arrives in Paris to study theology (approx)124318
Some information is derived from J. P. Torrell,
St. Thomas Aquinas
, vol. 1; numbers in [brackets] indicate the page number in Torrell.
● Dominicans prohibit study of “pagan books”● Born in RoccaseccaGoes to Montecassino as OblateDominicans have control of two chairs at Paris● Begins studies at Univ. of Naples● John of St. Giles takes 2
chair in Paris● Condemnation of Dominicans for teachingdoctrines derived from Patristic authors● Dominicans admonish their teachers to onlyteach “common and accepted doctrines”.● Thomas's father dies
Timeline of the Life of AquinasErik NorvellePage 21244191245201246211247221248
   C  o   l  o  g  n  e   P  e  r   i  o   d
23124924125025125126125227125328125429125530125631125732● Becomes a Dominican Friar.● Sent to Rome & Bologna● Imprisoned at Roccasecca.
  s   t
    P  a  r   i  s   P  e  r   i  o   d
● Leaves Roccasecca to rejoin theDominicans, sent to Paris● Frederick II deposed● Albert finishing book III of his
Commentary onthe Sentences,
receives title of Magister ● Studies with Albert in Paris(Faculty of Arts, finishing his phil.studies, begins baccal. theol.studies) [20]● Aquinas serves as secretary to Albert● (a.q.) Albert composes
De caelesti hierarchia
[22]● Begins studies at Cologne under Albertus Magnus. Takes courses on
Divine Names
Nico. Ethics● Super Isaiam
● Retranscribes Albert’s courses on Dionysius[21]● Dominicans found
studium generale
in Cologne,Albert in charge
Albert begins period of writing his Aristoteliancommentaries● Frederick II dies● Elias Brunet de Bergerac holds Dominicanchair.
Albert composes his commentaries on the
De caelo
  n   d
    P  a  r   i  s   i  a  n   P  e  r   i  o   d
● Goes to Paris at suggestion of Albert, teaches as
Bachelor Sententiarum● Scriptum super Sententias● De ente et essentia● De principiis naturae
● Paris attempts to suppress Dominican chair ● Strike among professors● 1252-1255: Arts faculty at Paris receivespermission to teach the entirety of Aristotle’s work● Humbert of Romans, Master of the Order ● Albert steps down as director of 
in Cologne, becomes provincial of theGerman province of the Dominicans● Advanced to Master's studiesObtains Dominican chair inTheology
● Q. D. De veritate● Quodlibet VII-XI ● Super Boetium de Trinitatis● Contra impugnantes
● Admitted to consortiummagistrorum, together withBonaventure
Albert writes his commentary on the
De anima
Albert steps down as provincial in Germany
Timeline of the Life of AquinasErik NorvellePage 31258331259
   W   i   t   h   P  a  p  a   l   C  o  u  r   t
Albert writes his commentary on the
, his last Aristotelian commentary● Leaves Paris for Italy.● Participates in commission topromote studies, w/ Albert. [96]● Remains with Papal Court inAgnani
● Summa Contra Gentiles
begun.● Copies the Corpus of the
Parva naturalia
byAlbert, which contains a table of Albert’scommentary on the
● William of Alton succeeds Aquinas in Chair of Theology● Moerbeke's
 Alexander on Meteorologia
Albert becomes Bishop of Regensburg● In Orvieto with the Papal Court
● Summa Contra Gentiles
● Super Job● Catena aurea
● Contra errores Graecorum
● Pope inaugurates Feast of Corpus Christi
   R  o  m  e   P  e  r   i  o   d
● Opens House of Studies in Romein Santa Sabina
● Summa theologica,
Prima Pars
● Catena aurea
(Mark, Luke, John)
● De potentia● Sententia libri De anima● Compendium Theologiae
● Moerbeke's
Simplicius on Categories
   P  a  p .   C  r   t .
Rejoins Papal Court in ViterboMoerbeke's
Themistius on De anima
● Moerbeke's
 Ammonius on De interpretatione
● Moerbeke's
Philoponus on De anima
   3  r   d
    P  a  r   i  s   P  e  r   i  o   d
● Returns to Paris to reassumeChair in Theology
● In libros Physicorum● In De sensu et sensato
● Moerbeke's
 Alexander on De sensu 
published● Siger de Brabant’s
Tertium De anima
● Super Meteora● De unitate intellectus contra averroistas
● Tabula libri Ethicorum
(index of principalthemes of the
Nic. Ethics
and Albert’scommentary)● Moerbeke's
 Analemma of Ptolemy ● Summa Theologia:
Prima secundae
In libros Ethicorum
In libros Metaphysicorum? ● Responsio de 43 articulis● Summa theologia:
Secunda secundae
● In libros Politicorum
[234]● Moerbeke's
Simplicius on the De caelo
● Leaves Paris for Florence, thenNaples● Beginning of 
: Tertia pars
In De caelo
In Analyticorum posteriorum

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