Renaissance Timeline

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In History
  • 1449

    Birth of Lorenzo de Medici

    Birth of Lorenzo de Medici
    Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian statesman, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy.
  • 1455

    Gutenberg prints the first bible

    Gutenberg prints the first bible
    The Gutenberg Bible was among the earliest major books printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe.
  • 1492

    columbus discovers the new world

    columbus discovers the new world
    Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain
  • 1503

    Leonardo da vinci paints the Mona Lisa

    Leonardo da vinci paints the Mona Lisa
    The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world".
  • 1504

    Michelangelo sculpts the David

    Michelangelo sculpts the David
    At the Accademia Gallery, you can admire from a short distance the perfection of the most famous statue in Florence and, perhaps, in all the world: Michelangelo’s David.
  • 1513

    Machiavelli writes The Prince

    Machiavelli writes The Prince
    The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus.