The Renaissance

Timeline created by mturley
  • Jan 1st, 1485

    Richard III is killed in battle

    Richard III is killed in battle
  • Jan 1st, 1492

    Christopher Columbus reaches the Americas

    Christopher Columbus reaches the Americas
  • Jan 1st, 1503

    Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa

    Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
  • Jan 1st, 1516

    Thomas More's Utopia is published

    Thomas More's Utopia is published
  • Jan 1st, 1543

    With the Supremacy Act, Henry VIII proclaims himself head of Church of England

    With the Supremacy Act, Henry VIII proclaims himself head of Church of England
  • Jan 1st, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England
  • Jan 1st, 1564

    William Shakespeare is born

    William Shakespeare is born
  • Globe Theatre is built in London

    Globe Theatre is built in London
  • Shakespeare writes King Lear and Macbeth

    Shakespeare writes King Lear and Macbeth
  • Shakespeare writes King Lear and Macbeth

    Shakespeare writes King Lear and Macbeth
  • First Permanent English settlement in North America is established a Jamestown, Virginia

    First Permanent English settlement in North America is established a Jamestown, Virginia
  • Shakespeare's sonnets are published

    Shakespeare's sonnets are published
  • King James Bible is published

    King James Bible is published
  • The Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts

    The Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
  • Newspapers are first published in London

    Newspapers are first published in London
  • John Milton begins Paradise Lost

    John Milton begins Paradise Lost
  • Puritan Commonwealth ends; monarchy is restored with Charles II

    Puritan Commonwealth ends; monarchy is restored with Charles II
  • Period:
    Jan 1st, 1400
    to

    The Renaissance