Jan 1, 1434
Medici rule in Florence established by Cosimo de' MediciCosimo de' Medici was the first of the Medicis to rule over Florence. He was the start of a major political family and he was very important to the Italian Renaissance.
Period: Jan 1, 1454 to Jan 1, 1455
Treaty of Lodi Allies Milan, Naples, and Florence
Jan 1, 1494
Charles VIII of France Invades ItalyThis is important because France then declared war on Italy and it finacially deprived both countries.
Jan 1, 1499
Louis XII Invades Milan
Jan 1, 1500
The Borgias conquer Romagna
Jan 1, 1513
Machiavelli Writes "The Prince"
Jan 1, 1515
Francis I Leads the third French invasion of Italy
Jan 1, 1527
Sack of Rome by Imperial Soldiers