The word "Renaissance" means "Rebirth" in french. So that means rebirth of the era! The beginning of the Renaissance generally marks the end of the Dark Ages.
Dec 10, 1337
The 100 years war
The hundred years war was in the 14th century and by the way it was not actually 100 years it was from 1337 to 1453 which is actually 116 years. It was not a war going on forever it was a series of wars that was between England and France.
Dec 10, 1346
The Black Death
The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history and it was also called bubonic plague and this ended the dark ages which started the Renaissance.
Dec 10, 1412
Joan of Arc
Joan of arc was a war hero, a saint, and a one woman army she was coragous strong and won a lot of battles for the french against the English until she was captured and burned to death. This was her birth date.
Dec 9, 1440
The Printing Press
The printing press was invented at this time. And it was made to print papers that had symbols and they did that by pressing the paper and together with just the right amount of ink. That was important so people could print things so much faster.
Jan 1, 1449
Birth of Lorenzo De Medici
Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian banker, politician, and ruler of the Florentine Republic and he was one of the greatest rulers in the Renaissance of all time and florence was the center of the Renaissance. This was his exact birth date.
Oct 27, 1466
Erasmus was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and Catholic priest. He was important because he wrote in a pure latin style and he was the most important person that used humanism.This date was exactly when he was born.
Nov 10, 1483
Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483 in Eisleben, Germany. He made the 95 theses and if you want more info on that visit that timeline box. (This was his exact birth date)
Dec 9, 1483
This was Rafael's birth date. Rafael was a painter and a person who did agriculture. He was most famous for his painting The School of Athens.
Dec 9, 1486
birth of venus
The birth of venus was made by Sandro Botticelli and he did a wonderful job if you look at the picture shone.
Aug 3, 1492
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. He also completed 4 voyages and his most famous one is when he discovered "India" but he actually found north america. This was the exact date when he set off for India.
Dec 9, 1498
The Last Supper
This was the ending date for Leonardo Da Vinci to paint the last supper also, it was painted on the wall of the building the santa maria.
Dec 9, 1500
Renaissance humanism is the study of roman and greek culture, at first in Italy and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. Humanism is a process where they double check history with culture and science
Dec 1, 1503
Da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
Leanardo Da Vinci painted the mona lisa. The mona lisa is a picture of a girl and at this time paintings weren't that well made so now it is a great picture and the painting is located at The Louvre in Paris.
Dec 14, 1503
Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French doctor and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have become widely famous. This was his exact birth date.
Apr 21, 1509
Henry the eighth becomes king of England
Henry the eighth was King of England from April 21, 1509 until his death. He was the first ever English King of Ireland and he founded his own church. This was the exact date he started to rule England.
Dec 9, 1512
sistine chapel painting
The sistine chapel pairing was started in 1508 and finished in 1512 by Michelangelo (The painter NOT the Tennage Muntant Ninja Turtle)
Dec 9, 1517
The Reformation was the 16th-century religious, political, intellectual and cultural time that happened during the Renaissance. The Reformation happened after the plague in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Dec 10, 1517
The 95 Theses were made by martin luther as suggestions to make the catholic church better. most importantly he wanted to stop indulgences which you payed money to the priests for the forgiveness of sins. This was written by Martin Luther in 1517.
The End of the Renaissance
The end of the Renaissance was caused primarily by the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which set off violent conflict throughout Europe and eliminated much of the funding in art.