Renaissance Period Timeline

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  • Apr 3, 1400

    History

    The Renaissance Era, approximatley the 15th and 16th centuries, referenced the "rebirth" of human creativity, exploration, and a period of adventure. The works of art from various areas expressed indiviualsim, provoked through curiosity. The main focus was on human life and one's accomplishments, referred to as humanism. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston, Mc-Graw Hill, Inc., 2011, p.p.95-97.
  • Apr 11, 1405

    Whiskey was invented

    The invention of this alcoholic beverage can not be narrowed down to a specific time and place but early writings have been found dating from 1405 that reference the drink in several different languages. Kosar, Kevin R. "Early History." Whiskey: A Global History. London: Reaktion, 2010. 32-34. Print.
  • Apr 11, 1450

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press with movable type in Mainz,Germany. The press was invented in 1450 and the bible was the first important book printed with this early machine. "Origins of Printing." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. New York: Scribner, 1989. 124-25. Print.
  • Apr 20, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
    A painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, and musician. Known for his painting of Mona Lisa (c. 1503). Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill Inc., 2011, p.95.
  • Jan 1, 1474

    Patent of Protection

    The Republic of Venice created the first legal patent to protect inventors and their creations. Bunch, Alexander. "The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution." History of Science and Technology : A Browser's Guide to the Great Discoveries,Inventions and the People Who Made Them From the Dawn of Time to Today. Wilmington,MA: Houghton Mifflin Trade and Reference Division, 2004. 140-93. Print.
  • Apr 20, 1475

    "Ave Maria...virgo serena" by Josquin Desprez

    A four-voice motet, choral work composed by Josquin Desprez. The piece is a Latin Prayer to the Virgin. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill Companies,Inc., 2011, p. 99-101.
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  • Apr 11, 1480

    Spinning Wheel Flyer

    Spinning Wheel Flyer
    The spinning wheel used to make fabrics during the renaissance required seperate steps to make textiles. Step one included spinning the wool or cotton fibers and the second step was to wind the yarn. The flyer introduced in 1480 allowed both these steps to be done cohesively. "Encyclopedia of the Renaissance / Paul F. Grendler, Editor in Chief | National Library of Australia." Catalogue Home. Ed. Paul F. Grendler. Charles Scribner's Sons Publishing. Web. 10 Apr. 2012. <http://catalogue.nla.gov.
  • Apr 20, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus
    A period of exploration and adventure, Columbus reached America in 1492 during a voyage. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston, Mc-Graw Hill, Inc., 2011, pp. 94-95.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Martin Luther (1483-1546)

    Martin Luther (1483-1546)
    He led the Protestant Reformation, which weakened Christendom and left the Catholic church with much less power, including their control over an education. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston, Mc-Graw Hill, Inc., 2011, p.p. 96-97.
  • Apr 20, 1504

    Sculptor: "David"

    Sculptor: "David"
    Sculpted by Michelangelo. Featured the nude human body, which was shamed and hidden during the previous era, the Middle ages. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston, Mc-Graw-Hill Inc., 2011, p. 95.
  • Apr 20, 1505

    Painting, "Madonna del Granduca"

    Painting, "Madonna del Granduca"
    A painting of the Virgin Mary, featured as a beautiful young woman. Painted by Raphael, who focused on realism and a geometrical system in order to create art with depth. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston, Mc-Graw Hill, Inc., 2011, p.p. 95-96.
  • Apr 11, 1518

    Cryptography

    Many brilliant people contributed to Cryptography, the science of deciphering codes. Trithemus,Giovanni Belaso and Alberti all played a part in advancing the field of code deciphering using mathematical techniques. Bergin, Thomas Goddard, and Jennifer Speake. "Cryptography." Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance. London: B.T. Batsford, 1987. 119. Print.
  • Apr 11, 1551

    The Plane Table

    A Device created by Abel Foullon that helped survey land geometrically. Bergin, Thomas Goddard, and Jennifer Speake. "surveying." Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance. London: B.T. Batsford, 1987. 381. Print.
  • Jul 6, 1557

    The Equal Sign

    The Equal Sign
    Mathematician Robert Recorde from Wales introduces the modern equal sign to the mathematical world. The equal sign as well as the plus and minus are described in his book, The Whetstone of Witte. Bunch, Alexander. "The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution." History of Science and Technology : A Browser's Guide to the Great Discoveries,Inventions and the People Who Made Them From the Dawn of Time to Today. Wilmington,MA: Houghton Mifflin Trade and Reference Division, 2004. 140-93. Print.
  • Apr 6, 1560

    Academia Secretorum Naturae

    Academia Secretorum Naturae
    The Academia Secretorum Naturae was the first scientific academy is Europe. It was founded by scientist, Giambattista Della Porta in 1560 but was censured by the church and forced to close in 1580. Academia Secretorum Naturae." Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. Abingdon,Oxfordshire: Helicon, 2005. 36. NIU Ebrary. Web. 06 Apr. 2012.
  • Apr 20, 1563

    "Pope Marcellus" Mass

    The mass was composed by Giovanni Pierluigida Palestrina. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition.Boston: Mc-Graw Hill Inc., 2011, p.p. 100-104.<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QhJTMa8iq3I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Apr 11, 1569

    The Mercator Projection

    The Mercator Projection
    Gerardus Mercator was a Mapmaker and Geographer. His detailed charts of the world which presented the ideas of latitude and longitude changed previous thoughts on how the world should be mapped. Mercator would go on to condense his drawings to create an atlas that was later completed by his son, Rumold Mercator. Bergin, Thomas Goddard, and Jennifer Speake. "Mercator." Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance. London: B.T. Batsford, 1987. Print.
  • Thermometer

    Thermometer
    The philosopher and scientist , Galileo invented the first thermometer in 1593. The instrument was not accurate in its readings but it was one of the first scientific tools used for measuring. "Galileo." Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. Abingdon,Oxfordshire: Helicon, 2005. 279-81. NIU Ebrary. Web. 06 Apr. 2012. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/niluniv/docDetail.action?docID=10130745&p00=renaissance.
  • "Romeo and Juliet"

    "Romeo and Juliet"
    This famous play was written by William Shakespeare in 1596. Roger Kamien. Music: An Appreciation, Tenth Edition. Boston, Mc-Graw Hill Inc., 2011, p. 94.
  • First modern Chemistry Book

    First modern Chemistry Book
    Andreas Libavius was a renaissance chemist who wrote many works on the subject. Alchymia was the most notable and is considered the first modern chemistry textbook featuring over two hundred chemistry illustrations. Bergin, Thomas Goddard, and Jennifer Speake. "Libavius,Andreas." Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance. London: B.T. Batsford, 1987. 241. Print.
  • Farthingale Chair

    Farthingale Chair
    The Renaissance saw a change in furniture style and comfortability. Harder chairs and beds as well as inornate tables were quickly traded for embellished furniture pieces. The Farthingale chair, a cushioned dining chair was one piece created during the renaissance that was very popular. Bergin, Thomas Goddard, and Jennifer Speake. "Furniture." Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance. London: B.T. Batsford, 1987. 172-73. Print.
  • Introduction of the Telescope

    Introduction of the Telescope
    Galileo introduced the civilized world to the telescope allowing man to get a more indepth look at space and how it functions. [143]Bunch, Bryan H., and Alexander Hellemans. "The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution 1453-1659." The History of Science and Technology: A Browser's Guide to the Great Discoveries, Inventions, and the People Who Made Them, from the Dawn of Time to Today. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. 143. Ebrary, Apr. 2004. Web. Mar. 2012.
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  • Vacuum Pump

    Vacuum Pump
    Otto Van Guericke created the first vacuum pump within a container.Using previous research from other scientists concerning air pressure, Van Guericke presented experiments using the vacuum. His invention made the topic of vacuums and air pressure very popular. Windelspecht, Michael. "Vacuum Pump." Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001. 241-42. Print.
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    Queen Elizabeth