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Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

Born: 4850 AD
Died: 5850 AD
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485 AD – Born at Scyllaceum (Squillace) in southern Italy. Roman historian, statesman, and monk who helped to save the culture of Rome at a time of impending barbarism.

 

           – He was secretary to the Ostrogothic king, Theodoric, quaestor and praetorian prefect.

 

507 AD – He was a quaestor.

 

514 AD – He became the sole consul.

 

526 AD – He became chief minister to Queen Amalasontha.

 

           – His Institutiones is an encyclopedic course of study for the monks of the Vivarium, which he founded and to which he retired.

 

585 AD – Died in Vivarium Monastery, near Scylletium.