Renaissance

By bobned2
  • Period: Jan 1, 1300 to

    Renaissance

    Renaissance timeline thing
  • Jan 1, 1346

    black death

    black death
    the Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53.
  • Jan 1, 1375

    humanism was created

    humanism was created
    Petrarch and Boccaccio created Humanism. Humanism is generally the idea that we should study the classics (ancient Greek and Roman texts) and that knowledge was important for its own sake.
  • Jan 1, 1401

    Ghiberti Wins the Right to Sculpt the Northern Doors of The Baptistry

    Ghiberti Wins the Right to Sculpt the Northern Doors of The Baptistry
    Ghiberti is commissioned and takes 28 years to sculpt the bronze doors of the Florentine church. The doors remain one of the most valued treasures of the Renaissance
  • Jan 1, 1420

    papacy returns to rome

    papacy returns to rome
    The Papacy, having been located in Avignon since 1305, returns to Rome, bringing with it the prestige and wealth necessary to rebuild the city.
  • Jan 1, 1429

    Cosimo de Medici Takes Over his Father's Business

    Cosimo de Medici Takes Over his Father's Business
    Cosimo de Medici becomes head of the bank after his father dies, using his economic power to consolidate political power. Within five years he runs the city without question.
  • Jan 1, 1434

    medici family in lawrence

    medici family in lawrence
    Medici family becomes the head of the city-state
  • Jan 1, 1440

    printing press

    printing press
    the printing press was created by Johannes Gutenberg
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci was born
  • Mar 6, 1475

    Michelangelo was born

    Michelangelo was born
    Michelangelo was born
  • Jan 1, 1483

    raphael was born

    raphael was born
    raphael was born
  • Jan 1, 1486

    Pico Publishes His Collection of 900 Treatises

    Pico Publishes His Collection of 900 Treatises
    Pico's philosophy often conflicts with that of the Catholic Church and he is declared a heretic. He is saved from demise by the intervention of Lorenzo de Medici.
  • Jan 1, 1494

    The Medici are Ousted from Florence by Girolamo Savonarola

    The Medici are Ousted from Florence by Girolamo Savonarola
    Savonarola, preaching a return to simple faith, leads a popular uprising against the Medici, who are forced to flee. Savonarola's rule is short-lived, and he is burned as a heretic in 1495.
  • Jan 1, 1494

    Ludovico Sforza Permits the French Invasion of Italy

    Ludovico Sforza Permits the French Invasion of Italy
    In an attempt to weaken his enemy, the King of Naples, Ludovico invites the French to invade Italy, granting them free passage through Milan. Though this invasion fails, the French return in 1499, turning on Ludovico and taking Milan, and opening an era of foreign competition for Italian land.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    The Reformation Movement Begins

    The Reformation Movement Begins
    Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenburg, Germany, igniting a movement which provokes an enormous split in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • May 6, 1527

    The Sack of Rome

    The Sack of Rome
    After Pope Clement VII refuses to grant the imperial army a ransom, it attacks the city of Rome, taking the city in just over twelve hours. The sack of Rome symbolizes the downfall of Renaissance Italy, much of which is subjugated to Imperial-Spanish rule by the settlement of Bologna in 1530.
  • Jan 1, 1565

    invention of the pencil

    invention of the pencil
    The pencil was invented
  • Jan 1, 1582

    Gregorian Calander

    Gregorian Calander
    On 24 February 1582, Pope Gregory XIII, enlisting the expertise of distinguished astronomers and mathematicians, issued a bill correcting the Julian calendar, which was then 10 days in error. The correction was a minor one, changing the rule about leap years. The new calendar named for him, the Gregorian calendar, became effective 4 October 1582, in most Catholic countries, in 1752 in Britain and the American colonies, in 1918 in Russia and in 1923 in Greece. It is the most widely used calendar.
  • Giordano Bruno's death

    Giordano Bruno's death
    philosopher and astronomer Giordano Bruno burned at the stake by the Roman Inquisition
  • 30 Years War

    30 Years War
    beginning of Thirty Years War (1618-1648)
  • 30 Years War ends

    30 Years War ends
    Thirty Years' War ends with Peace of Westphalia
  • laws of motion

    laws of motion
    Sir Isaac Newton formulates laws of motion in Principia Mathematica