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.