1532 - Allen was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
1547 - Attended Oriel College in Oxford at the age of fifteen.
1550 - Earned his degree from Oriel College and was elected Fellow of the College.
1554 - Earned his Master of Arts degree.
1556 - Worked as a principal St Mary Hall and proctor.
1568 - Founded the English College in Douai on the 29th of September.
1575 - Helped Pope Gregory XIII to found another English college in Rome.
1576 - Pope Gregory XIII appointed Allen to a canonry in Kortrijk.
1580 - Organized the first Jesuit missions to England.
1587 - Became a cardinal on the 7th of August by Pope Sixtus V.
1588 - The title Librarian of Holy Roman Church was given by Pope Gregory XIV.
1589 - Co-operated in establishing a new college at Vallodolid, Spain.
1594 - Died in Rome on the 16th of October.
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