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 BibleBibleJohannes 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 LisaLeonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa.
Jan 1, 1508
Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapelaround 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