Renaissance art

Kunes. Nightingale, Henry. The Italian Renaissance

  • Period: Jan 1, 1300 to Dec 31, 1575

    The Renaissance

  • Mar 19, 1304

    Francesco Petrarch

    Francesco Petrarch
    He was a humanist that became famous as a scholar and a teacher. His sonnets to Laura are conidered tobe some of the greatest love poems in literature.
  • Feb 25, 1450

    Johannes Gutenburg

    He ws believed to be the first European to use movable type to print books. He used his first printing press to print copies of the Bible.
  • May 26, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Birth of Leonardo da Vinci. He was an architect, engineer, painter, sculptor, and scientist. He made well detailed drawings for a flying machince and a submarine. He created many famous paintings. He was well know for the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
  • Feb 25, 1466

    Desiderius Erasmus

    The most influential Humanist of Northern Europe. He was a Dutch scholar who entered a monastery. He left the monastery to pursue his studies of classics. He learned about the ideas of the Italian humanists from theprinted books.
  • Oct 27, 1475


    Michelangelo, an excellent painter, was born. He painted the Sistine Capel on the ceiling of the Vatican. He also wrote poetry and helped design St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • May 26, 1483


    Rafael was born on this day. He was hired by the pope to help beautify the Vatican. He is also known for his paintings of the Virgin Mary.
  • Jan 25, 1488


    Titian was born. He spent most of his life in Venice. His works, such as The Assumption of the Virgin, are known for their drama and rich colors. Titian was on of the first painters to become wealthy from his work.
  • Feb 23, 1513

    The Prince

    The Prince
    Niccolo Machiavelli wrote the prince. He sought to describe the government not in Lofty ideals but in the way it actually worked.
  • Feb 25, 1516


    Written by Thomas More. He condemned governments as corrupt and argued that private ownership of property causes unnecessary conflicts between people. He contrasted life in Europe with his description of an imaginary, ideal society
  • Apr 24, 1528

    The Book of the Coutier

    Baldassare Castiglione wrote The Book of the Coutier. This was probably the most famous books of the Renassaince. It shows how gentlemen and gentlewomen should act in polite society.