Jan 1, 1300
Rennaisance BeginsThe Rennaisance altered how Europeans saw themselves and the world. Art and science made milestones, and many famous artists and philosophers were discovered.
Jan 1, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci is born.Leonardo da Vinci had many talents, including architechture, sculpting, and engineering. He is known for painting "The Last Supper".
Jan 1, 1469
Niccolo Machiavelli is born.Niccolo Machiavelli was a Florentine diplomat. He is best known for his essay "The Prince".
Jan 1, 1475
Michelangelo is born.Michelangelo is considered a master of Rennaissance art. He was a great painter and sculptor known for many works of art, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Jan 1, 1483
Martin Luther is born.Martin Luther was the founder of the Lutheran church. He disagreed with many of the teachings of the Catholic church, so he was declared a heretic and excommunicated.
Jan 1, 1521
Martin Luther is declared a heretic.In 1521, Pope Leo X declared Martin Luther a heretic. This is due to his open criticism of the Catholic church.
Jan 1, 1534
Ignatius de Loyola founds the Jesuits.Ignatius believed that salvation could only be achieved through good deeds. This order was also known as the Society of Jesus.
Jan 1, 1540
Pope Paul III recognizes Jesuits as an official order.Pope John III appreciated the vows of obedience members of the Jesuits took. He fully supported and defended teir mission.
Jan 1, 1545
Council of Trent meets for the first time.Pope Paul III called a meeting of church leaders in the city of Trent in Italy. Pope Paul III wanted to clearly define church doctrine .
Jan 1, 1550
Enormus outburst of "Witch-Hunting" Begins (Mid 1500's)During this time, people accused of being witches were put on trial. The punishment for being a witch was death.