Renaissance 1485-1660

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In History
  • Jan 1, 1408

    First sculpture of David

    First sculpture of David
    In 1408, David was sculpted in Cathedral of Florence as one of the 12 statues of prophets by Donatello, one of the early Italian Sculptors.
  • Jan 1, 1475

    Literature: "La Giostra" written by Angelo Poliziano

    Literature: "La Giostra" written by Angelo Poliziano
    The work was about Giuliano de' Medici (ruler of Florence)'s victory in a tournament.
  • Jan 1, 1485

    English Renaissance starts

    The english renaissance is said to have started 1485 when the Wars of roses ended and the Tudor Dynasty took the throne.
  • Sep 12, 1500

    "Greensleeves" created in English Music

    "Greensleeves" created in English Music
    Greensleeves sampleThis is a famous love song in the Renaissance in England. It is the most familiar tune to this day. It can be arranged in many different ways, as long as the singer, male or female, has a sonorous sound it was enjoyed by all.
  • Jan 1, 1503

    Leonardo Davinci begins Monalisa

    Leonardo Davinci begins Monalisa
    Leonardo Davinci starts the painting called Monalisa, which would eventualy turn out to be one of the greatest painting.
  • Jan 1, 1511

    Creation of Adam

    Creation of Adam
    Michelangelo paints 'Creation of Adam' in the Sistine Chapel cieling.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Literature: "The Prince" prose written by Niccolò Machiavelli

    Literature: "The Prince" prose written by Niccolò Machiavelli
    It is a political treatise.
  • Jan 1, 1516

    Literature: "Utopia" prose written by Thomas More

    Literature: "Utopia" prose written by Thomas More
    It is a narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Martin Luther posts his ninety-five theses on a church door in Wittenburg, Germany, beginning the Protestant Reformation

    Martin Luther posts his ninety-five theses on a church door in Wittenburg, Germany, beginning the Protestant Reformation
  • Jan 1, 1533

    The Ambassadors

    The Ambassadors
    'The Ambassadors', by Hans Holbein is one of the most famous painting during the English Renaissance for its perspective painting and illusion.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    With the Supremacy Act, Henry VIII proclaims himself head of Church of England

    With the Supremacy Act, Henry VIII proclaims himself head of Church of England
    King Henry VIII was most infamous for his six wives, but his reign was actually rather benign and peaceful. He's notable for the separation of church and state, although his actions were because he wasn't allowed to divorce his wife.
  • Sep 12, 1543

    English composer William Byrd is born

    English composer William Byrd is born
    Prominent English Copmoser and Poet born. Some major works include "Songs of Sundance Natures"
    He was a sole holder of the publishing monopoly which had been awarded jointly to Byrd and Thomas Tallis (his teacher)
  • Sep 12, 1550

    First Music Setting of English Liturgy created

    First Music Setting of English Liturgy created
    John Marbcek composed "The Booke of Common Praier Noted" which was the first musical setting of English Liturgy
  • Sep 12, 1553

    Modern Form of Violin Begins to Develop

    Modern Form of Violin Begins to Develop
    Although emerged from Northern Italy, the Violin played a crucial role in the musical time period from the Renaissance to this day.
  • Jan 1, 1558

    English navy defeats Spanish Armada

    English navy defeats Spanish Armada
    With the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Britian became the strongest naval power in the world. It brought about great nationalism and inspiration in the people.
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England
    Elizabeth brought prosperity and growth to England despite threats from foreign powers. Her reign in fact is considered one of England's most notable periods, dubbed the Elizabethan or Golden Age.
  • Jan 1, 1564

    Construction of burghley house end

    Construction of burghley house end
    The consstruction of Burghley House, considered to be the greatest Elizabethan house, ends in 1564.
  • Literature: "Romeo and Juliet" play by Shakespeare first performed

    Literature: "Romeo and Juliet" play by Shakespeare first performed
  • Emergence of the Recorder

    Emergence of the Recorder
    The Recorder (also called flute-a bec) becomes popular in England
  • Literature: "King Lear" and "Macbeth" plays written by Shakespeare

    Literature: "King Lear" and "Macbeth" plays written by Shakespeare
    King Lear is a tragedy about the main character who descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Macbeth is a tragedy about the corroding effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power
  • Literature: "Don Quixote Part I" prose written by Cervantes gets published

    Literature: "Don Quixote Part I" prose written by Cervantes gets published
    The novel follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a hidalgo who reads too many chivalric novels and sets out to revive chivalry under the name of Don Quixote.
  • Whitehall Banqueting House Opens

    Whitehall Banqueting House Opens
    It is one of the most important piece of English architecture as it is one most grandest of the banqueting house in England. The sponsor of this banqueting hall was King Charles I of England.
    In the cieling of this banqueting house is the famous painting of the well know artist Rubens.
  • Monarchy is restored with Charles II

    Monarchy is restored with Charles II
    His ascension to the throne marked the restoration of the monarchy after the beheading of King Charles I.
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    English Civil Wars are fought

    The English Civil Wars involved the fighting between King Charles I's supporters and the Parliament's supporters. The wars established the precedent that the king cannot rule without Parliament's consent.