Renaissance Timeline Group 1 By psamusic1 Jan 1, 1400 Renaissance begins Jan 1, 1400 Josquin Dez Prez Jan 1, 1410 Johannes Ockeghem Aug 27, 1521 Josquin Dez Prez The mass was written by Joquin Des Prez and was copied from him by Julius II . Jan 1, 1542 Willain Byrd He was born in London United Kingdom. Mar 31, 1567 The Motet William Byrd wrote a motet for the Queen Elizabeth I . Some examples are Ad dominum cum tribruer, Misere, and Trerra treuit, motet. A motet is a short piece of scared music. Jan 1, 1568 Science Galileo finds out the sun is in the center odf the universe Jan 1, 1579 Political Monarchy governments and higher classes could be political leaders. Jan 1, 1580 Arts Some artists from this ara was Michealangelo, and Lenenardo Da Vinci started to become popular. Jan 1, 1600 Renisaince Ends Jul 21, 1623 Death William Byrd This is the day William Byrd died.