354--Born at Thagaste, Numidia Consularis (today--Souk-Ahras, Algeria).
370--Goes to Carthage to study rhetoric, under the patronage of Romanianus, a wealthy neighbor
372--Son Adeodatus was born (d. 389). His father Patricius dies.
373--reads Cicero's Hortensius (now a lost work), is filled with "unbelievable fervor of heart [for] the immortality of wisdom."
373--teaching rhetoric, first at Thagaste, then at Carthage (in 374) joins the Manicheans as a "Mere Hearer."
383--finally becomes disenchanted with the Manichees, after their Bishop, Faustus, fails to resolve his doubts. Moves to Rome to open a school of rhetoric. Briefly associated with the Academics, philosophers skeptical about attaining knowledge
384--after his students wouldn't pay him, Augustine moves to Milan, with hopes of attaining a government position. To increase his chances of a government position, he sends his (beloved) mistress away, and arranges a marriage with a youthful heiress.
384--meets Ambrose and starts attending his sermons. Begans to read some Platonic writings, probably works of Plotinus, in the latin translations of Marius Victorinus. Marius' subsequent conversion to Christianity, had a profound effect on Augustine. (Cf Confessions, VIII)
386--Augustine converts to Christianity. He renounces a secular career and marriage, and retires to a house at Cassiciacum with a group of friends (including his mother, his brother, and best friend Alypius) to prepare for baptism, and live as an intellectual community. He writes philosophical works, records of their conversations: De Beata Vita (On the Happy Life), De Ordine (On Divine Providence and the Problem of Evil), Contra Academicos (Against the Skeptics), Soliliquies.
387--Baptized on Holy Saturday by Ambrose at Milan. Travelling back to Thagaste, spends summer at Ostia, where his mother Monica dies.
388--moves to Rome, he begins De libero arbitrio (On Free Choice of the Will).
388--returns to Carthage, then to Thagaste, where he sets up another lay community of scholarship with Alypius and other friends. Writes more philosophical works, including: On 83 different questions, De Magistro (On the Teacher), and De Vera Religione (On True Religioncomposed for Romanianus).
391--on a visit to Hippo Regius, he was forcibly ordained priest. (Priests were nominated by popular petition. He moved to Hippo, and set up another community, for which he wrote rules, and formally vested. He set up a community for women also. Here he began his more "theological" works: the sermons and commentaries on biblical works, as well as polemical works against the Manicheans and the Donatists.
393/4--finished De libero arbitrio; Begins De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Doctrine), (finished 426).
396--consecrated coadjutor bishop of Hippo397 becomes bishop of Hippo, begins Confessions
400--finished Confessions. Begins De Trinitate (On the Trinity)
401--writes a tract on marriage, (On the Good of Marriage) commentary on the books of Genesis (De Genesi ad Litteram finished 414).
412--De Spiritu et Littera (On the Spirit and the Letter)
413--Began De Civitate Dei (City of God), a defense of Christianity and its role in the fall of Rome (410), as well as its role in history. Began De Natura et Gratia (On Nature and Grace) finished 415
417 (-429)-- begins to write tracts against the Pelagians.
426--Begins his Retractationes, finished 427. Finishes City of God.
428--De dono perseverantiae (On the gift of perseverance) finished 429
430--Augustine dies and is buried at Hippo. The Vandals were encircling the city, preparing to lay siege to it while he dies.