Renaissance By ElunaM 1453 The beginning of the Renaissance The rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature and art. 1478 A musical event of the Renaissance The madrigal and other polyphonic forms of Renaissance music, such as the frottola and motet, could be sung at home. 1500 A political timespan of the Renaissance taking place from the 14th century to the 17th century 1509 A political event of the Renaissance Henry VIII came to power in England in 1509 1527 Event for the end of the Renaissance Ended with the fall of Rome in 1527. 1546 A cultural event of the Renaissance Promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature, and art. 1598 A musical timespan of the Renaissance It was preceded by the Medieval period and followed by the Baroque period.