The Renaissance Timeline

  • Period: 1096 to 1291

    The crusades

    It was a series of wars between the Muslims and Christians which began because both of them wanted to have control of the Holy sites.
  • 1097

    Siege of Antioch

    Antioch on the crusaders path to palestine. The city was strategically located so it could be used for supplies and other reasons. That is why the Crusaders decided to seek control over the city and siege it on Oct. 21, 1097
  • 1099

    Siege of Jerusalem

    After achieving several successes of the lands surrounding Jerusalem the forces finally struck and successfully breached city walls and forced an entry. This was successful because fatimid forces were defeated and most of city inhabitants put to the sword
  • 1147

    Siege of Lisbon

    The capture of the city Lisbon from the Almoravid Muslims was a by-product of the second crusade of the Holy land and one of few Christian victories of that campaign. It was a turning point in the history of Portugal because it mutated from being a subordinate kingdom
  • 1148

    Siege of Damascus

    During the Siege the Zengid ruler came upon the Crusader army with reinforcements and attacked it. The crusaders were forced to retreat which resulted in Crusader defeat.
  • 1187

    Battle of Hattin

    Took place after the second crusade and just before the third. Muslim forces used devices to weaken the Crusader army and then a crushing defeat on it. Crusader leaders were either captured or killed.
  • Period: 1346 to 1353

    The Black Death

    The Black death was a plague that killed about 25 to 50 million people. All across Europe people died horribly.
  • 1382

    Ireland is Greatly affected by Plague

    Black Plague returns in Europe and takes a heavy toll on Ireland.
  • Period: 1400 to 1495

    Early renaissance

    It was an era of sculpture, architecture, and paintings. It is also where naturalistic styles and humanist theories were evolved.
  • Period: 1476 to 1500

    Age of Exploration

    This began when Europeans started exploring the world by sea in search of goods and knowledge.
  • 1492

    Columbus Discovered America

    Christopher Columbus' voyage to find western trade route to Asia . Columbus landed in the Caribbean in 1492, convinced that he has reached East Asia but his voyage opens the Americas to later European explorers
  • Period: 1495 to 1527

    High Renaissance

  • 1501

    Politics and the Reformation 1501- 1550

    Europe was divided along confessional, as well as territorial lines. The period led to warfare within most states and between many. This and especially the Thirty Years War from 1618 to 1648 decimated Europe.
  • 1516

    The Mona Lisa was painted.

    Leonardo da Vinci started painting the Mona Lisa in 1503 in an italian city but then in 1516 he was invited by the King Francois to work in France. So he finished it there some scholars believed and it has remained there.
  • Period: 1517 to

    The Reformation

    The Protestant Reformation was the 16th- century religious, political ,cultural, intellectual upheaval that splintered catholic Europe, setting in place the structures and beliefs that would the continent in the modern era.
  • Period: 1527 to

    Late Renaissance

    Where Europe got some of the grandest sonorous music that was composed with multiple singers, choirs, and strings.
  • 1550

    1550 and Beyond: The peace of Augsburg

    It was temporarily eased the tensions arising from the reformation, by allowing the legal co- existence of protestants and catholics in the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Period: 1550 to

    Scientific Revolution

    It was an era in which new ideas such as chemistry, medicine, physics and biology were brought in and paved the way for modern science.
  • The Barometer

    The invention of the barometer was discovered by Evangelista, it measured air pressure.