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1703 John Wesley born

1707 Charles Wesley born

1709 John rescued from fire at Epworth rectory

1714 John admitted to Charterhouse School

1720 John begins studies at Christ Church College, Oxford

1725 John ordained a deacon

1726 Charles enters Christ Church; John elected a fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford

1729 Charles founds Holy Club

1735 Samuel Wesley dies; John and Charles leave for Georgia

1736 Charles returns to England

1737 John flees America after relationship with Sophy Hopkey fails

1738 May 21: Charles finds himself "at peace with God"

May 24: John feels his heart "strangely warmed"

1739 Following Whitefield's example, John preaches outdoors

1742 Brothers establish orphanage and Sunday school

1747 Charles meets Sally Gwynne; John publishes Primitive Physick

1749 Charles breaks up John's relationship with Grace Murray; John officiates at Charles's wedding

1751 John marries Mary Vazeille

1755 John and Mary separate

1756 Charles's last nationwide preaching tour

1757 The first of Charles's three surviving children, Charles, Jr., born

1765 Charles stops regularly attending Methodist annual conferences

1775 John publishes A Calm Address to Our American Colonies

1780 John publishes the Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists

1788 Charles dies

1791 John dies

The Methodist Movement

1714 George Whitefield born

1730 Holy Club member William Morgan urges visitation ministry to ill and imprisoned

1732 Whitefield enrolls at Oxford; Holy Club blamed for Morgan's death, attacked in Fog's Weekly Journal

1733 Whitefield joins Holy Club

1735 Whitefield becomes first Methodist to experience "full assurance of faith"

1736 Whitefield leads Holy Club

1738 John Wesley visits Herrnhut

1739 ...

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