Renaissance Timeline, J.P., 6

  • Period: 1091 to 1296

    The Crusades

    This period was a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims.
  • 1147

    Siege of Lisbon

    This was the capture of the city of Libson. This was in product of the second crusade of the Holy land and one of the few Cristian victories.
  • 1148

    Siege of Damacus

    This is when the Zengid ruler came upon the Crusader army with reinforcements attacking them causing the Crusaders' to retreat which in this action caused Crusaders defeat.
  • 1187

    Siege of Jerusalem

    This was the decisive event of the First Jewish–Roman War which was lead by the future emperor Titus besieged Jerusalem. The Romans encircled the city with a wall to cut off supplies to the city completely and thereby drive the Jews to starvation.
  • Period: 1347 to 1353

    The Black Death

    The Bubonic Plague also known as the Black Death was the second greatest pandemic.
  • 1348

    The Plague enters England

    The plague was spread by flea-infected rats, as well as people who had been infected on the continent.
  • 1382

    The Plague hits Ireland

    The Black Plague returns back to Europe and it makes a huge impact on Ireland
  • Period: 1400 to 1495

    Early Renaissance

    An era of sculpture, architecture and paintings.
  • 1431

    Brunelleschi creates the Linear Perspective

    This was made for art to have depth and appear to be in 3D.
  • Period: 1434 to

    Age of Exploration

    This was the start of when Europeans began exploring the world by sea to search for goods.
  • 1439

    Johann Gutenberg invents the printing press

    This allowed to make more copies of books and was only made with a common language. This was also the manufacturing of books, and also the studies of the arts and sciences.
  • 1455

    Gutenberg Bible

    The Gutenberg Bible was the first complete book in the west. It was also the earliest major book printed using mass-produced movable medal type.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus sails to the Americas

    Columbus sailed in hope to find new routes to India and Spice lands etc. If he was able to find these lands he would bring back gold and silk.
  • Period: 1496 to 1527

    High Renaissance

  • 1498

    Vasco de Gama sails around Africa

    He was known for being the first to sail from Europe to India by rounding Africa's Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1503

    Da Vinci Paints Mona Lisa

    The painting Mona Lisa was considered an archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. This painting had inspired many singers, writers, and painters.
  • 1517

    Martin Luther writes 95 Theses

    They were written for propositions for debate concerned with the question of indulgences.
  • Period: 1527 to

    Late Renaissance

    Era where Europe got the grandest sonorous music composed with multiple singers and choirs.
  • 1532

    Machiavelli publishes “The Prince”

    The book was written based off Lorenzo de' Medici. It was advice from Machiavelli's to the current ruler of Florence on how to stay in power.
  • 1533

    Henry the 8th of England excommunicated

    Henry was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for annulling his first marriage and marrying again without the permission.
  • Period: 1550 to

    Scientific Revolution

    An era where new chemistry, medicine, physics and biology were brought in and paved for modern science.
  • William Shakespeare writes Hamlet

    The book was based on a Norse legend composed by Saxo Grammaticus. It was recognized as one of the most powerful plays in the history of English theatre.
  • Galileo builds enhanced refracting telescope

    Galileo built the refracting telescope and managed to discover Jupiter's four largest satellites, spots on the Sun, phases of Venus, and hills and valleys on the Moon.