Renaissance means "rebirth" in French. They chose that word because of all the changes happening in the 14th and 16th centuries.
Dec 8, 1350
Times The Renaissance Was
The Renaissance occurred from the early 14th century to the late 16th century.
Dec 8, 1350
The Renaissance Was a Time of Art
Artists like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo created greats works of art during this time. Writers like William Shakespeare were producing their own masterpieces too.
Dec 8, 1360
There were changes and thinking during Renaissance. New ideas in art, science, astronomy, religion, literature, mathematics, philosophy, and politics were developed and advanced in 1360's.
Dec 11, 1360
Some weird Facts
No real date on this one.
Women were told not to play wind instruments because it made your face look unattractive. Instead, women were encouraged to play stringed instruments like the lute.
Men usually didn’t get married until they were 30. Before then they were not considered to be grown up enough for marriage.
Women, on the other hand, were expected to be married by 16 or 17 years old.
Dec 11, 1360
More Weird Facts
If you look at Renaissance portraits, a lot of women’s hairstyles have hair covering their ears. Why? There was an old myth that the Virgin Mary got pregnant through her ear when she heard the word of God. Um yeah that's a bit weird right.
Dec 8, 1449
Lorenzo de Medici 1449 - 1492
Lorenzo de Medici (1449 - 1492) Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, Lorenzo de Medici ruled Florence through much of the peak of the Italian Renaissance.
Dec 8, 1450
Johannes Gutenberg completes the printing press
Gutenberg took some existing technologies and some of his own inventions to come up with the printing press in the year 1450. This may not sound like a big deal at first, but the printing press is often known as, "The most important invention in modern times." (stole the last this phrase a website sorry)
Dec 11, 1460
Italy was considered to be the center of world culture during that time with many cities like Florence, Rome, Venice, Milan and Verona being powerhouses in areas of trade, commerce and finance.
Dec 8, 1466
Erasmus was a scholar who wrote "Pure Latin style." Using humanist techniques for working on text, he made an imported new Latin and Greek editions of the new Testament. Born 28 of October, 1466 and died 12 of July, 1536.
Dec 8, 1477
Michelangelo begins painting the ceiling of the Sistine chaple
the large papal chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixths IV, for whom the chapel is named. It was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for papal conclaves and many important services.
Dec 8, 1480
Botticelli completes The Birth Of Venus
The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been painted in the mid 1480s. The painting is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Dec 8, 1483
Rafael the Painter
Raphael was a productive Italian man, running an weird large workshop and, beside his death at 37, leave a lot of work for the other people that worked for him. Raphael, was an painter and architect of the Renaissance. he was born April 6 or March 28, 1483.
Dec 8, 1491
Henry the 8th Becomes the King of England
Henry VIII is one of the most famous Kings in England. Born 28 June 1491 and died 28 January 1547. He is well known to have six wife's and lost of kids. Henry VIII is one of the most famous kings in English history. He was the second Tudor monarch. He also broke a the papacy in Rome established the Church of England and began the Reformation.
Dec 8, 1495
Da Vinci Paints The Last Supper
The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci, is one of the most famous pieces of art in the world. It is on the wall of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy. It took 1495 years to 1498 years
Dec 8, 1503
Da vinci paints the Mona Lisa
It was painted sometime between 1503 and 1519, when Leonardo was living in Florence, and it now hangs in the Louvre, in Paris.
Dec 8, 1517
Martin Luther Posts His 95 Theses On The Door Of The Church Of Gutenberg
The year 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther walks to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, with nails an pieces of paper in his hand containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would began the Reformation
Dec 8, 1517
The Reformation started in 1517 and ended in 1521. Martin Luther sent his 95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences to the Archbishop of Mainz. A lot of famous and non famous people joined in on this.
The Renaissance was a period of ground-breaking explorations, with the discovery of new lands outside Europe by famous explorers, such as Christopher Columbus and Vespucci.
The term Renaissance humanism is new to that period the Renaissance, also Renaissance humanism to distinguish it from later growth and developments for Humanism. 1827–91