Ravenna

546_LPR

Regestum

Emperor Justinian I has Pope Vigilius I consecrate Maximian, a deacon from Pula, as the new bishop of Ravenna; once installed as bishop, Maximian embarks on several architectural projects, including the building of the Santa Maria Formosa church in Pula (narrative accounts from the Life of Saint Maximian written by Agnellus of Ravenna in his Book of the Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna).

Date
4th of October 546 (the ordination of Maximian as the bishop of Ravenna) to 22nd of February 556/7 (the presumed death of Bishop Maximian)

560_VF1

Regestum

A poem composed by Venantius Fortunatus to a Vitalis, a bishop of Ravenna, traditionally identified as Maximian of Ravenna, but also as bishop Vitalis of Milan, bishop Vitalis of Altino, or even an eponymous, otherwise undocumented bishop of Pula.

Date
C. 560
Place

560_VF2

Regestum

Venantius Fortunatus composes a poem in celebration of the construction of the church of St. Andrew, built by a Vitalis, the bishop of Ravenna (most probably a laudatory nickname for Bishop Maximian).

Date
Circa 560
Place

700_AR

Regestum

Istria as described in the chapters of Cosmography, penned by the anonymous Ravenna Cosmographer (Anonymus Ravennas), including the region's rendition on the famous Peutinger's Map (Tabula Peutingeriana).

Date
Undated; traditionally dated to late 7th/early 8th century, c. 700.
Place

910_AI

Regestum

Archbishop John XI of Ravenna writes to Bishop John of Pula regarding the pope's admonition of Count Albuin who had alienated some goods of the Ravennite Church in Istria.

Date
c. 910 (after doc. 910_PS)
Place