Jan 1, 1440
Starting date: Invention of the Printing PressJohannes Gutenburg was the perso who introduced the printing press. His usage of movable type printing is said to have started the printing revolution. This is said to be the most important event of the modern period and played a big role in the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution.
Period: Jan 1, 1440 to
Length of the Northern Renaissance
Jan 1, 1469
The Age of ExplorationThis was when Europeans engaged in the exploration of the world. This time period is seen as a bridge between the middle ages and the modern era. Most of the voyages were led by either Portuguese or Spanish people. Some historians say that they went on this exploration to find alternative trade routes to "the Indies".
Jan 1, 1492
Christopher Columbus started his voyages during the Age of explorationChristopher Columbus had three sperate voyages that he went on. The first was in 1492, in searh for a direct sea route from Europe to Asia. Instead of doing this, he found himself landing on the Americas and became famous for this. He believed that it was only a matter of time until a passage was found through the Carribean Islands to Asia.
Jan 1, 1494
French King of Southern Italy launched an invasion through Northern ItalyThis began a war. As the war dragged on many itlalian artists and writers left for a safer life in Northern Europe. This meant that they brought to Northern Europe the styles and techniques of the Italian Renaissance. Also, Northern European artists who studied in Italy carried Renaissance ideas back to their homelands.This is where the srpead of artistic ideas came from.
End date: Death of Elizabeth 1Queen Elizabeth the first died of blood poisoning. When she ruled, England prospered and became a major power. While she ruled it was said to be the Golden Age of England.