Wilton Renaissance Timeline

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  • Jan 1, 1305

    Giotto completes his work on the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.

    Giotto completes his work on the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.
    Giotto completes his work painting the Scrovegni. The church comes out beautiful
  • Feb 28, 1349

    Bubonic Plague begins

    Bubonic Plague begins
    The Bubonic Plague wiped out 1/3 of europes population. This created fear and panic in the eyes of Europeans. They all thought they were going to die.
  • Jan 1, 1389

    The Medici Family Started Ruling Florence

    The Medici Family Started Ruling Florence
    The Medici family ruled Florence for a very long time thand they started in 1889.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Geoffrey Chaucer dies

    Geoffrey Chaucer dies
    Chaucer is known as the Father of English literature. Chaucer is considered to be one of the greatest English poets of the Middle Ages.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Invention of Pocket Clocks

    Invention of Pocket Clocks
    This was the first device that could tell time and be carried around in your pocket.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Humanism

    Humanism
    The study of humanism started in 1400. It is the study of ancient Greek and Roman technology and art.
  • Jan 1, 1413

    Brunelleschi creates Linear Perspective

    Brunelleschi creates Linear Perspective
    This allowed art to appear 3D and gave the art to have depth. This changed art and th3 way it was created.
  • Sep 24, 1419

    Ospedale degli Innocenti

    Ospedale degli Innocenti
    Built in 1419 by Brunelleschi. This was the first hospital.
  • Sep 24, 1420

    St. Maria del Fiore

    St. Maria del Fiore
    It was designed by Brunelleschi in 1418. It was built in 1420. It has a gothic style and
  • Sep 24, 1424

    the Brancacci Chapel of the church of Santa Maria del Carmine

    the Brancacci Chapel of the church of Santa Maria del Carmine
    He adds a sense of controlled movement on his paintings because he adds attitude and gestures to the person in the painting.
  • Jan 1, 1429

    Joan of Arc and the Siege of Orleans

    Joan of Arc and the Siege of Orleans
    This was a turning point for the military in the 100-year war with France and England.
  • Sep 24, 1438

    The Annunciation

    The Annunciation
    Fra Angelico divided the painting into three parts so each of them is representing something. He gave his painting a softer smooth transition from light to dark.
  • Jan 1, 1439

    Johann Gutenberg invents printing press

    Johann Gutenberg invents printing press
    Johann Gutenberg created the printing press and now bribes and books are less money and easier to make. They are also more available to the public.
  • Sep 25, 1440

    Donatello's David

    Donatello's David
    This sculpture was the first free-standing nude sculpture since Classical Antiquity. This shows David standing on the top of the head of Goliath.
  • Jan 1, 1445

    Da Vinci paints Last Super

    Da Vinci paints Last Super
    Leonardo Da Vinci paints what is later one of the most religious painting in the world.
  • Sep 24, 1446

    Tempio Malatestiano

    Tempio Malatestiano
    This was the first example of using the motif of the Roman triumphal arch.
  • Jan 1, 1464

    Cosimo de Medici dies

    Cosimo de Medici dies
    The Medici family made Florence one of the richest cities in the world. The Medici's ruled throughout the renaissance, Cosimo was "the father" of the nation.
  • Jan 1, 1478

    The Spainish Inquistion begins

    The Spainish Inquistion begins
    This is one of the most deadly inquisitions in history. It was created to kill all noncathotlics
  • Jan 1, 1481

    La primavera

    La primavera
    This painting was a request of Laurentius Medici. By creating this paiting Botticelli developed his own way of visual poetry.
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Martin Luther Was Born

    Martin Luther Was Born
    Martin Luther is born and he will later become one of the most well known people in the Renaissance.
  • Nov 8, 1485

    Richard III is killed in battle

    Richard III is killed in battle
    He was King of England from 1483-1485. He died in the Battle of Bosworth Field.
  • Jan 1, 1486

    Sandro Botticelli paints Birth of Venus

    Sandro Botticelli paints Birth of Venus
    This is one of the most famous pieces of art from the Renaissance. It pushed boundaries of art that was allowed in this time period.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus discovers the America's

    Columbus discovers the America's
    Columbus was trying to get to India and came across the Americas. This would later be the place were thousands of people settled down to live there life.
  • Jan 1, 1503

    Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
    This is Leoranrdo's most appreciated painting. This is one of the most famous painting in the world. The eyes of the Mona Lisa follow you where ever you move.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Raphael paints The School of Athens

    Raphael paints The School of Athens
    This painting captures the classical spirit of the renaissance, many famous artists and philosophers are put into this photo.
  • Jan 1, 1511

    Tomb of King Henry VII and his Queen

    Tomb of King Henry VII and his Queen
    This was Pietro Torrigiano's masterpiece. This was the key renaissance work in Britain.
  • Jan 1, 1512

    Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel
    The Sistine Chapel needed to be painted so they had Michelangelo paint it. It looks so beautiful.
  • Jan 1, 1514

    Machiavelli writes the Prince

    Machiavelli writes the Prince
    This is one of the earliest works of philosophy
  • Jan 1, 1514

    Thomas More Utopia

    Thomas More Utopia
    Thomas more created the word utopia to show a perfect world.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther Nails the 95 Thesis on the Door of the Wittenburg Church

    Martin Luther Nails the 95 Thesis on the Door of the Wittenburg Church
    Martin Luther challenges the traditional practices of the church and Pop Leo x. Luther believed that the person wealth should not effect a person after worth.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Start of the European Wars of religion

    Start of the European Wars of religion
    These were wars fought between Catholics and Protestants. The religious wars were caused by Protestant Reformation.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Henry the 8th of England excommunicated

    Henry the 8th of England excommunicated
    He was excommunicated by the church because he got a divorce and remarried another woman without the permission of the church.
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Ivan the Terrible is born

    Ivan the Terrible is born
    Ivan conquered large amounts of territory transforming Russia into a multiethnic country. This meant Russia was now a country of many ethnic groups not just one.
  • Jan 1, 1536

    Desiderius Erasumus Dies

    Desiderius Erasumus Dies
    Erasmus was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest. He translated the old testament from Greek to Latin and corrected many of the written mistakes.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Jesuit Order founded by Ignatius Loyola

     Jesuit Order founded by Ignatius Loyola
    Ignatius was a religious leader during counter-reformation.He was very loyal to the church. His creation of the Society of Jesus was used to spread the word about God. The people included were called Jesuits. They were truthful to God and spread the word about him.
  • May 24, 1543

    Nicholas Copernicus dies

    Nicholas Copernicus dies
    He was the greatest mathematicians and astronomers of his time
  • Nov 9, 1543

    Henry VIII proclaims himself head of Church of England

    Henry VIII proclaims himself head of Church of England
    Henry claims he is head of church along with other monarchs. This made a lot of people angry because he kicked the Pope out and made himself head of the church.
  • Jan 1, 1557

    Spain declares bankruptcy for the 1st time

    Spain declares bankruptcy for the 1st time
    Spain's bankruptcy was caused by the kings defaulting on their loans. And his dependence on precious metals and jewels for income.
  • Nov 9, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes queen of England

     Elizabeth I becomes queen of England
    She was a princess and she eventually claimed the throne of England.
  • Jan 1, 1559

    Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 1

    Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 1
    She is remembered for establishing the English Protestant church. She was the 5th and last monarch
  • Jan 1, 1572

    Saint Bartholomew 's Massacre

     Saint Bartholomew 's Massacre
    Mobs of French Catholics killed Protestants during the French Religious Wars.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Navy

    Queen Elizabeth's Navy
    Queen Elizabeth's navy defeats the Spanish Armada. This made England one of the most powerful nations in the world.
  • Globe Theater is built in London

    Globe Theater is built in London
    This was a theater assoitaded with William Shakespeare. It was where he had his plays.
  • Siamese-Burmese War of 1593-1600

    Siamese-Burmese War of 1593-1600
    This war changed the amount of land Thailand had. This war also freed Thailand from being controlled by Burma
  • Shakespare started to work on the theatre

    Shakespare started to work on the theatre
    He wrote were Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Richard the Third, and Romeo and Juliette, these are only some of them. These plays were all tragedies. Shakespeare is known for
  • Sir John Harrington invents the Flush Toilet

    Sir John Harrington invents the Flush Toilet
    This created a cleaner environment for everyone. Without this invention, disease would've still been spreading because there was not a proper way of getting rid of waste.
  • Edict of Nantes

    Edict of Nantes
    This marked the end of the religious wars in France during the 16th century.
  • Microscope

    Microscope
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek was one of the first scientists to study microorganisms using a microscope. The invention of the microscope would later change the world of science forever. Now scientists can see things they never thought they could see.
  • Matchsticks

    Matchsticks
    Robert Boyle created the match stick. This made it fast and easy to start a fire and changed the way people cooked, and whe they started a fire it was a lot quicker than sticks and a rock.
  • Galileo discovery

    Galileo discovery
    Galileo discovers that the sun was the center of the universe. However, the church did not agree with his theory.
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