Kunes.dannywade_Chapter 15 Timeline
By Danny Wade
Apr 2, 1300
The RenaissanceDuring the early 1300s, a movement in Italy would alter how Europeans viewwd themselves and the world. It was both a philosophical and artistic movement and the era when the movement flourished.
Period: Apr 2, 1300 to Aug 7, 1536
Jul 8, 1450
Johannes GutenbergIn about 1450, the first printing press was made during the Renaissance. From Johannes Gutenberg's press, he became the first European to use movable print to print books. He first used to to print copies of the Bible.
Aug 16, 1452
Leonardo da VinciFrom 1452 to 1519, da Vinci was an architect, engineer, painter, sculptor and scientist. Da Vinci's science improved the quality of his paintings. His studies in anotomy helped him draw realistic human figures.
Jun 30, 1466
Desiderius ErasmusFrom 1466 to 1536, Desiderius Erasmus was the most influential humanist of northern Europe. His most famous book was "The Praise of Folly" where he ridiculed ignorance, superstition, and vice among Christians.
Mar 14, 1493
Martin LutherFrom 1483 to 1546, Luther had challenged the practices of the church in 1517. From attempting to bring reform, he was denounced by church leaders. Luther went on to found the Lutheran Church.
Nov 9, 1500
The Era of ReformIn about 1500, several northern humanists argued that the Roman Catholic Church has lost sight of its spiritual mission. Their claims would lead to a reform movement that would split the church in western Europe known as Reformation.
Jan 1, 1513
MachiavelliNiccolo Machiavelli wrote the essay "The Prince". From Machiavelli explaining that a ruler should be only concerned with power and political success, ruthless behavior to get ahead is known as "Machiavellian".
Feb 4, 1520
The Rise of SectsDuring the years between 1520 to the 1530s, hundreds of new religious groups appeared in Germany and Switzerland. Many did not have clear cut authority or rules. Most of the sects later died out.
Apr 24, 1530
Break of England and the Roman Catholic ChurchEngland's break with the church happened because Henry wanted to divorce his wife. When Pope Clement VII refused to divorce Henry and his wife, Henry begane a new church known as the Church of England which was also know as the Anglican Church.
Aug 7, 1536
Calvin's ChurchIn Switzerland, John Calvin founded a Protestant church that had a srtong following. In 1536 he published "The Institutes of the Christian Religion" which was a code that united Calvinists against opposition and procecution.