World History Timeline

By z.ryan
  • Jan 1, 1450

    The Beginning of the Renaissance Era

    The Beginning of the Renaissance Era
    Found on page 184 on classroom book. Arts were changing from boxes and gothis to more peaceful aloaborit art such as drwaings and sculptures. Also philosephers were taking into play
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus Discovers a New World

    Columbus Discovers a New World
    Columbus knew the world was round. He believed that by sailing west, instead of current route east around the coast of Africa, he would the East and the Spice Islands.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    The Peak of The Renaissance Era

    The Peak of The Renaissance Era
    Found of page 184 of classroom book. Rich families became patrons and commissioned great art. Artists advanced the Renaissance style of showing nature and depicting the feelings of people. In Britain, there was a flowering in literature and drama that included the plays of William Shakespeare
  • Jan 1, 1505

    The Painting of the Mona Lisa

    The Painting of the Mona Lisa
    The influence of the Mona Lisa on the Renaissance and later times has been enormous. The Mona Lisa revolutionized contemporary portrait painting. Leonardo’s preliminary drawings encouraged other artists to make more and freer studies for their paintings and stimulated connoisseurs to collect those drawings.
  • Jan 1, 1505

    Black Plague

    Black Plague
    unleashing a rampage of death across Europe unprecedented in recorded history. By the time the epidemic played itself out three years later, anywhere between 25% and 50% of Europe's population had fallen victim to the pestilence.
  • Jul 1, 1508

    Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel
    The famous Sistine ceiling depicts scenes from Genesis in dramatic and moving detail, and The Last Judgment on the chapel's end wall is striking and powerful. In addition to these famous artworks, the side walls are covered with important Renaissance frescoes of Moses, Christ and contemporary popes.
  • Jan 1, 1539

    The Beginning of De Soto’s Expedition

    The Beginning of De Soto’s Expedition
    He was given the rank of captain of a troop of horsemen in 1516 by Pedrarias Dávila (also known as Pedro Arias de Avila), governor of Darien, who admired his courage, and he took an active part in the conquest of portions of Central America
  • Gunpowder Plot

    Gunpowder Plot
    Catholics in England had expected James to be more tolerant of them. In fact, he had proved to be the opposite and had ordered all Catholic priests to leave England. This so angered some Catholics that they decided to kill James and put his daughter Elizabeth on the throne ensuring that she was a Catholic.
  • Galileo invents the telescope

    Galileo invents the telescope
    The news of this new invention spread rapidly through Europe, and the device itself quickly followed. By April 1609 three-powered spyglasses could be bought in spectacle-maker's shops on the Pont Neuf in Paris, and four months later there were several in Italy.
  • King James Bible Published

    King James Bible Published
    At the time of its publication in 1611, it provided a focal point for the various strands of the Protestant church to rally around - and when read aloud to illiterate worshippers it had a dramatic effect on church attendance
  • Shakespeare and Cervantes die

    Shakespeare and Cervantes die
    Coincidentally, Cervantes' date of death is the same as William Shakespeare's, although in reality Cervantes' death came 10 days sooner because Spain and England used different calendars at the time.
  • The Beginning of Louis the XVI Reign

    The Beginning of Louis the XVI Reign
    As regards culture Louis XIV is remembered for raising the French arts to a peak level. On the political level Louis XIV is primarily remembered as a power hungry king who wanted to submit everyone to his authority.
  • Beginning of the Monarchs

    Beginning of the Monarchs
    Europe exhibited a greater degree of unity than appeared on the mosaic of its political surface. With appreciation of the separate interests that Bismarck would identify as “real” went diplomatic, legal, and religious concerns which involved states in common action and contributed to the notion of a single Europe.
  • Invention of The Printing

    Invention of The Printing
    In 1440, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invented a printing press process that, with refinements and increased mechanization, remained the principal means of printing until the late 20th century
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    Thomas Savery had been working on solving the problem of pumping water out of coal mines, his machine consisted of a closed vessel filled with water into which steam under pressure was introduced.
  • The End of Louis XIV Reign

    The End of Louis XIV Reign
    Louis died and the reign of king louis had ended.
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    The English inventor and cabinet maker, Thomas Saint was issued the first patent for a complete machine for sewing in 1790
  • Steam Boat

    Steam Boat
    "Mr. Fulton's ingenious steamboat, invented with a view to the navigation of the Mississippi, from New Orleans upward, sails today from the North River, near State's Prison, to Albany
  • Start of the American Revolution

    Start of the American Revolution
    The British were taxing the americans very badly and they had had enough of it
  • End of the American Revolution

    End of the American Revolution
    The British were surrounded by the Americans on land, and by the French in the ocean.
    and ended in yorktown, virginia
  • The End of Monarchs

    The End of Monarchs
    Monarchies were often born out of unified military leadership , where successful commanders transformed their power into something hereditary
  • Beginning of Revolution

    Beginning of Revolution
    Revolutions mark the end of the eighteenth century. Students must see the successful American revolution in that setting. It is, however, one of the most significant historical revolutions. Here I want to survey the American revolution and the Industrial revolution.
  • Beginning of the French Revolution

    Beginning of the French Revolution
    King Louis XVI needed money. His financial crisis forced the French monarch to reluctantly convene the Estates General in order to levy a new land tax that would hopefully solve his monetary woes. It had been 175 years since the last meeting of this deliberative body that included representatives of three Estates: the First comprised of the clergy, the Second comprised of the nobility and the Third comprised of the middle and lower classes.
  • Publishing of The Rights of Man

    Publishing of The Rights of Man
    This is the first edition printed in Boston (the third American edition). The Rights of Man was published in two parts. This edition — Part The First — was printed in 1791 and dedicated to George Washington. The second part, entitled Part The Second, followed in 1792. The front of this edition contains an extract of a letter from Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson: "I am extremely pleased to find this will be reprinted, and that something is at length to be publicly said against the political h
  • End of the French Revolution

    End of the French Revolution
    Although interpretive differences remain important, one can summarize the national history of the origins of the French Revolution with a chronology of several central events. On August 8, 1788, Louis XVI and his advisers decided to give in to pressures and summon the old medieval legislative body of the realm, the Estates General, which had not met since 1614. After a complicated and controversial procedure to select delegates
  • The Beginning of the Potato Famine

    The Beginning of the Potato Famine
    The famine was so bad for the Irish people because almost all of their diet was potatoes. So when the fungus came and destroyed all of the potatoes almost all of their food was destroyed. The farmers had a financial burden on them.
  • End of Revolution

    End of Revolution
    Their impacts were far beyond what historically was verified during this period, but changed the world in a radical way in all aspects, socially, politically and economically. It was centered in the Franco-British axe but extended worldwide in a way that replaced the global Old Regime domination for the complex modern world.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Dec. 7, 1941—at five minutes to eight o'clock, 183 Japanese warplanes ruined a perfectly fine Sunday morning on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The first attack wave had reached the U.S. Pacific Fleet stationed at Oahu's Pearl Harbor and for all intents and purposes, World War II began for the United States.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France
  • Enola Gay Drops the Bomb

    Enola Gay Drops the Bomb
    Although some interest and consideration had been given to the development of an American atomic bomb, nothing had really crystallized until Colonel Richard Groves took over the project in September 1942. Immediately after his leadership went into effect, Col. Groves set into motion the purchase of 1250 tons of uranium