Renaissance/Reformation/Scientific Revolution

Timeline created by Gabby Collins
In History
  • 1395

    Johannes Gutenberg

    Johannes Gutenberg
    A German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced painting to Europe with the printing press.
  • Jan 1, 1449

    Lorenzo de' Medici

    Lorenzo de' Medici
    An Italian statesman, de Facto ruler of the Florentine Republic, and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of the Renaissance culture in Italy. Also known as Lorenzo the magnificent by contemporary Florentine's, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron scholar, artist, and poet.
  • Oct 28, 1466

    Desiderius Erasmus

    Desiderius Erasmus
    Known as Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch philosopher and Christian humanist who is widely considered to have been the greatest scholar of the Northern Renaissance.
  • May 3, 1469

    Machiavelli

    Machiavelli
    Niccolo di Bernardo dernardo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher,writer, playwright and poet. He has often been called the Father of modern political philosophy and political science.
  • May 21, 1471

    Albrecht Durer

    Albrecht Durer
    Sometimes spelled in English as Durer or Duerer, without umlaut, was a painter, printer maker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
  • Feb 7, 1478

    Thomas More

    Thomas More
    Venerated in the Catholic church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist.
  • 1564

    William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare
    Was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the worlds greatest dramatic.