Eusebius of Caesarea
260 - Born in Palestine. Eusebius of Caesarea is generally regarded as the "Father of Church History" because of his effort to preserve records of the early Christian Church.
- Christian (Palestinian-born) bishop, historian, and theologian.
313 - Became the Bishop of Caesarea.
324 - His great work, the Ecclesiastical History, is a record of the chief events in the Christian Church.
325 - Eusebius played a significant role in the doctrinal debates and disputes that troubled the Catholic church during the early fourth century. This included issues of Christology relating to the nature of Jesus Christ.
- Eusebius was present at the Council of Nicea, where the subject was hotly debated.
339 - Died on May 30th.
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