Apr 12, 1296
Florence started building this eight sided cathedral.This was very imoprtant because it stood for a long time and still stands today. It is very tall as well.
Apr 12, 1436
A magnificent dome was finished.An architect named Filippo Brunelleschi studied ancient ruins in Rome. He learned how to design about this dome.
Apr 12, 1450
Johannes Gutenberg begins using the newly invented printing press in Mainz, Germany.This was important because now books could be easily printed. Before, people had to write and copy the books and would take a long time. Now, printing a book would take a day.
Apr 12, 1469
Florence is ruled by Lorenzo de Medici.He was called Lorenzo the Magnificent who was a leading patron of art and scholarship.
Apr 12, 1475
Michelangelo was born in a small village near Florence.He was important because he became one of the greatest painters and sculptors in history.
Apr 13, 1492
Columbus sailed across the Atlantic and stumboled upon the Americas.It was his discovery of a New World that lead to Spain empire and create great wealth for Spain.
Apr 13, 1514
Nicolaus Copernicus printed a booklet that outlined his theory.His theory was that the Earth rotates around the sun, not the sun rotates around the Earth. This was important because it helped a lot of scientists.
Apr 12, 1516
Titian was name the official painter of VeniceTitian painted many classical myths and Bible stories. He is important because he made many portaits of Charles V and other royalty.
Apr 13, 1537
Vesalius earned his medical degree, specializing in anatomy.He was a Belgian scientist who attended universities. Later he became a personal doctor for Italian Spanish royalty.
Apr 13, 1543
Nicolaus Copernicus died.Before he died, he began on a book that took him years, His book was printed a few hours before he died and it was dedicated to the pope.