Ren History

  • Jan 1, 1455

    The Wars of the Roses (Start of War)

    The House of Lancaster used a red rose for their coat of arms. The House of York used a white rose for their royal emblem. Henry Tudor from the House of Lancaster married a lady from the House of York; and united the two enemies.
  • Jan 1, 1464

    Cosimo de' Medici and the Rise of the Italian Renaissance

    Cosimo was a famous artist in Florance. Cosimo and his family ruled for nearly 300 years. Cosimo was exteremly famous when he was still alive.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    Ferdinand and Isabella

    Ferdinand gave his wife Isabella a pearl and ruby necklace that belonged to his mother. Ferdinand and Isabella sponsered Columbus on his trip to The Americas.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    The Spanish Inquisition

    The Spanish Inquisition is what Ferdinand and Isebella started to get rid of anyone in Spain that was not Catholic. The Spanish Inquisition was led by Tomas de Torquemada, Isabella's chilhood preist.
  • Jan 1, 1480

    Ivan the Great

    Ivan was the prince of Muscovy (Moscow was not a city yet). He was the least bit impressed with the Golden Horde and wanted to free Russia ( which was not its own country yet) from their harsh rule. That is exactly what he did.
  • Jan 1, 1485

    The Wars of the Roses (End of War)

  • Jan 1, 1487

    Dias rounds the Cape of Good Hope

    Dias was the first to round the Cape of Good Hope. Dias was born in Portugal. He was caught in many storms along the way.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Lorenzo the Magnificent

    Lorenzo de' Medici, grandson of Cosimo was the only person during the Renissance to be called "the Magnificent. At only 19 years of age. he won first place in a tornoument. On Easter morning (1478) Lorenzo and his brothers were attacked and only he survived.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus is the explorer who is credited for discovering America. Of course, there were already people living in America at the time who we call Native Americans. There even was a European, Leif Ericsson, who had been to the America's before. However, it was Columbus' voyage that started the exploration and colonization of the Americas
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Cristobal Colon (start of 2nd,3rd,and4th voyage)

  • Jan 1, 1493

    Ghana, Mali, and Songhai: empires of west Africa

    These people were important in west Africa.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope

    10 years after Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope da Gama went around the cape... with Dias. While they were traveling together Dias decided to go home (for some unone reseason) but da Gama kept on south.
  • Jan 1, 1498


    Savoarola was a monk. he was a preacher in Florence. he was burned at the stake for preaching. Later on his ashes were thrown into the river.
  • Jan 1, 1501

    Safavid Empire of Persia

    The Safavid Empire of Persia was good. Ismail the first was born during this time.
  • Jan 1, 1502

    Cristobal Colon (end of 2nd,3rd,and4th voyage)

  • Jan 1, 1503

    Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa

    Leonardo was very young when he painted the Mona Lisa. He added every detail he neede. the only Mona Lisa picture left is in Spain. The picture is behind a bullet-proof window.