Renaissance Timeline, F. S., 7

  • Period: 1095 to 1291

    The Crusades

    The Crusades were religions wars between Christian and Muslims. Christians wanted to stop the expansion of Muslims' territories.
  • Aug 15, 1096

    The First Crusade

    Armies from different troops were formed in different regions of Western Europe, they were lead by distinct leaders. One group of Crusaders started a massacre of Jews, causing a major crisis in Jewish-Christian relations.
  • Period: 1347 to 1353

    The Black Death

    The Black Death was a time period when a deadly disease spread in Europe during the 14th century. Some of the symptoms of the Black death were fever, headache, chills, and weakness and swollen. It's estimated that 25 million people died because of this disease.
  • 1348

    Plague Awakes Anti-Semitism

    During the Black Death, people began to question its origin. People had many wrong beliefs about it, one of them was that it was the Jews' fault and people started massacring the Jews.
  • 1350

    Scotland Plans an Invasion

    At first, the Black Death did not had a great impact on Scotland, because of this, Scotland thought of taking advantage of English weakness and invade England. But by doing this, when they were about to start the invasion, the soldiers became infected and 5,000 of them died.
  • Period: 1400 to 1495

    Early Renaissance

    The Early Renaissance what the commence of a movement during the the 1400s. It was a cultural, artistic, and polical movement; new points of view were introduced to people. During this period of time, people got the chance to share their ideas, their art, etc.
  • Period: 1434 to

    Age of Exploration

    A time period that began in the 1400s and lasted approximately 200 years. During this time, the Europeans started explorations around the world in which they found new routes to India, and the Americas.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci was was a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect during the Italian High Renaissance. He is greatly known for creating the famous painting of the Mona Lisa.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Discovers America

    Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, was trying to find a new route to reach East Asia. He was the first European man to discover America since the Vikings did 500 years before.
  • Period: 1496 to 1527

    High Renaissance

    The High Renaissance was a time period that lasted about 30 years during the 1400s and 1500s. During this period of time, there were a lot of artistic presentations and ideas in Europe, mostly in states of Italy.
  • Period: 1517 to 1555

    Protestant Reformation

    The Protestant Reformation was a time period during the 16th century that happened because of the corruption in the Catholic Church. During this time, people saw that the Church was taking advantage of its power and was being unfair with people. People decided that they wanted a change and began the Protestant Reformation.
  • 1519

    Hernan Cortes

    Hernan Cortes was the Spanish conquistador, he landed in Mexico and was able to conquer the Aztecs (an ancient civilization). He did so by kidnapping the leader of the Aztecs.
  • Jun 30, 1520

    Moctezuma Dies

    Moctezuma was the leader of the Aztec Empire, he was also the richest man in the Americas during his time. When the Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes, came to his palace, he kidnapped him and used him to give orders to his people. Moctezuma decided to obey him and he was seen weak by his people and eventually they killed them.
  • Period: 1527 to

    Late Renaissance

    The Late Renaissance, also known as Mannerism, it was the lasts years of the Italian Renaissance. It began approximately during the 1520s, and ended about 80 years later. It was about art, but art that was inspired by the art done during the High Renaissance.
  • Period: 1550 to

    Scientific Revolution

    The Scientific Revolution was a time period where people began to make new discoveries about the world and the universe. People started to question everything the Church said and began to use "science"; using the scientific method to prove things.