• Jan 1, 1300

    1300-1600 Renaissance

    This was the Period of the Renaissance. The Renaissance was the revival of are and learning.
  • Jun 8, 1300

    Bubonic Plaque

    The Bubonic Plague struck in many City-States in Europe. This deadly disease killed a minimum of 60% of the population,
  • Period: Jun 8, 1300 to

    Renaissance Period

  • Jun 8, 1434

    Cosimo de Medici

    Cosimo de Medici won control of Florence's Goverment
  • Jun 8, 1440


    He improved the Printing Process.
  • Jun 8, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    A painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist who was known as a "True Renaissance Man". He painted the well-known, Mona Lisa.
  • Jun 8, 1453


    This marks the end of the Hundred Years War.
  • Jun 8, 1460

    Donatello's "David"

    "David" was a statue created by Donatello. He revived a classical form in his statue of David. David was a boy who became a great king, according to the bible.
  • Jun 8, 1464

    Cosimo de Medici cont.

    Cosimo de Medici died this year, but his family continued to control the government.
  • Jun 8, 1475

    Michelangelo Bounarroti

    A renaissance man who excelled as a painter, sculptor, poet, and architect. Michelangelo was most famous for the way he portrayed the human body.
  • Jun 8, 1492


    Victoria Colonna was born into a noble family. In 1509 she married Marquis of Pescara. Pescara spent most of his life away from home on military campaigns.
  • Jun 8, 1500

    Elizabethean Age

    A period of time when the Renaissance spread to England.
  • Jun 8, 1504

    Mona Lisa

    This painting, painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, was thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini.
  • Jun 8, 1508


    The painting "School of Athens", for the Pope's apartment in the Vatican, shows.
  • Jun 8, 1509

    Henry VII

    He became the King of England and was a devout Catholic.
  • Jun 8, 1512

    Martin Luther

    He was a Monk and a teacher until his death. Luther taught scripture at the University of Wittenberg.
  • Jun 8, 1513

    "The Prince"

    "The Prince" was a book that examines how a ruler can gain power and keep the power in spite of his enemies. This book was written by Niccolo Machiavelli.
  • Jun 8, 1516

    Thomas More

    Thomas More wrote the book Utopia. Utopia means "No Place".
  • Jun 8, 1517

    Martin Luther

    He posted statements on doors and it began the Reforming Movement.
  • Jun 8, 1519

    Leonardo da Vinci cont.

    Leonardo died this year.
  • Jun 8, 1520

    Martin Luther

    Pope Leo X tried to threaten Luther with excommunication, but it failed to work.
  • Jun 8, 1521

    Martin Luther

    Luther stood trial to recant, he refused.
  • Jun 8, 1522

    Martin Luther

    He had become a seperate religious group called Lutherans.
  • Jun 8, 1522

    Ignatius of Loyola

    He wrote a book called Spiritual Exercises. It was for Prayer and Studies.
  • Jun 8, 1524


    German Peasants talked of Christian Freedom and demanded an end to serfdom.
  • Jun 8, 1527

    Henry VII

    His wife, Catherine, would have no more children. Henry VII then divorced her.
  • Jun 8, 1528

    Baldassare Constiglione

    Constiglione wrote a book called The Courtier. The Courtier taught people how to become a Renaissance Man.
  • Jun 8, 1529

    Forces Join

    The German Princess remained loyal to the Pope and agreed to join forces against Luther's ideas.
  • Jun 8, 1533

    Henry VII

    Henry VII married Anne Boleyn.
  • Jun 8, 1536

    Henry VII

    Anne Boleyn was charged with Treason, and Beheaded.
  • Jun 8, 1536

    Henry VII

    He married Jane Seymour. They had a son together.
  • Jun 8, 1536

    Institues of the Christian Religion

    This book expressed ideas about God, Salvation, and Human Nature.
  • Jun 8, 1539

    Henry VII

    Parliament passed a law to end the Pope's power in England. Known as the Reformation Parliament.
  • Jun 8, 1540


    The Pope created this religious group for the followers called Society of Jesus.
  • Jun 8, 1545

    Council of Trent

    Catholic Bishops and Cardinals agreed on several Doctrines.
  • Jun 8, 1547

    Colonna cont.

    Victoria Colonna dies.
  • Jun 8, 1547

    Henry VII

    Henry VII died.
  • Jun 8, 1555

    Religious Settlement

    The famous religious settlement was known as the Peace of Augsburg.
  • Jun 8, 1559

    Anglican Church

    Elizabeth set the church up in England for both, Catholics and Protestants.
  • Jun 8, 1559

    Index of Forbidden Books

    This was a list of books considered dangerous to the Catholic Faith.
  • Jun 8, 1560


    He made Calvanism Scotland's official region.
  • Jun 8, 1564

    Michelangelo Bounarroti

    Michelangelo died this year.
  • Jun 8, 1572

    Huguenots and Catholics Violently Clash

    They had a lot of violent people in their groups. Catholics would hunt Protestants and kill them.
  • Shakespeare

    The greatest playwright of all time. Shakespeare Dies.
  • Renaissance

    This was the end of the Renaissance.
  • End of the 15th Century

    The Renaissance ideas begin to spread north of Italy.