Renaissance Timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to


  • Jun 5, 1440

    Printing Press is Invented

    It was invented in Germany by a man named Johann Gutenberg. It was a great invention because the church couldn't lie about things that were written in the Bible.
  • Period: Mar 6, 1475 to Feb 18, 1564


    A painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer during the Renaissance.
  • Nov 5, 1512

    Completion of Sistine Chapel Painting

    Completion of Sistine Chapel Painting
    Michelangelo worked on painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for about 4 years. There were over 300 figures painted on it.
  • Aug 5, 1517

    The Reformation

    Martin Luther wrote 95 theses which were against the bad practices of the church. They were written on a castle in Wittenburg, and copied over and over until they spread throughout Europe. Because of this, there was a reformation of the church, and a new form of Christianity, Protestant, was made.
  • Period: Apr 13, 1519 to

    Catherine de' Medici

    Both of her parents died a few weeks after her birth. She married King Henry II when she was 14, and had 3 sons.
  • Nov 5, 1533

    Catherin de' Medici Marries a King

    When she was 14 years old, she married King Henry II of France.
  • Feb 18, 1564

    Death of Michelangelo

    Death of Michelangelo
    At the age of 88, he died 3 weeks before his birthday. He died before the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, which he designed, was finished being built.