Renaissance Timeline

Timeline created by claudia:)
  • Jan 1, 1390

    "The Canterbury Tales

    "The canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffry Chaucer.
  • Jan 1, 1455

    Johannes Gutenberg prints the Gutenberg Bible

    Johannes Gutenberg prints the Gutenberg Bible
    BibleJohannes Gutenberg of Germany played a crucial role in the process of printing. Gutenberg's Bible, printed about 1450, was the 1st European book produced from movable type.
  • Jan 1, 1490

    The beginning of "The High Renaissance"

    The final stage of Italian Renaissance painting, which flourished between 1490 and 1520, is called the High Renaissance. The High Renaissance in Italy is associated with three artistic giants, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo
  • Jan 1, 1505

    The Mona Lisa

    Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa.
  • Jan 1, 1508

    Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

    around 1500; Pope Jellies II wanted the great Italian artist Michelangelo to pain the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. "This is not my trade", Michelangelo protested; he was a sculptor, not a painter. He recommended other painters to the pope, but the pope persisted
  • Jan 1, 1517

    The Ninety-five Theses!!

    On October 31, 1517, Luther, who was greatly angered by the Church's practices, sent a list of "Ninety-five theses" to his Church superiors, especially the local bishop. These were a stunning attack on abuses in the sale of indulgences
  • Machiavelli writes "The prince"

    Inspired by Cesar Borgia, who conquered central Italy and set up a state, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote "The prince", a short work on political power. The prince reflected the practice of politics in Renaissance Italy