1400's-1500's

Holy Roman Empire

Printing press invented in 1450

1450

Ottomans take over Byzantine Empire in 1453

1453

Luther-95 Theses in 1516

1517

Charles V becomes Holy Roman Emperor in 1519

1519

Diet of Worms in 1521

1521

Peasants revolt in 1524-1526

1524 - 1526

Marbourg Colloquy in 1529

1529

John Calvin lead reform in Geneva in 1536

1536

Peace of Augsburg 1555

1555

Italian States

Renaissance begins in 1350

1350

Medici-1434

1434

Treaty of Lodi-1454

1454

Italien Wars -1494-1559

1494 - 1559

Da Vinci paints the Last Supper in 1496-1498

1496 - 1498

Michealangelo sculpts David in 1501-1504

1501 - 1504

Da Vinci pains the Mona Lisa in 1503

1503

Michaelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in 1508-1512

1508 - 1512

Raphael paints the School of Athens in 1509

1509

Machiavelli's "The Prince" in 1513

1513

Mannerism begins in 1520

1520

Copernicus Heliocentric Theory in 1543

1543

France

Peasant Revolts in 1358

1358

Italian War in 1551-1559

1551 - 1559

French wars of religion in 1562-1598

1562 - 1598

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572

1572

Henry IV of Navarre becomes King 1594

1594

Edict of Nantes in 1598

1598

Spain

Ferdinand and Isabella marry in 1469

1469

Vasco De Gama sails around Africa in 1480

1480

Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494

1494

Discovery of the Americas in 1500

1500

Bartolome Casas protests treatment of natives in Am.-1542

1542

Phillip II becomes King of Spain in 1556

1556

Dutch Revolt in 1568-1648

1568 - 1648

Spanish Armada defeated in 1588

1588

England

Peasant revolt in 1358

1358

Henry VII becomes King in 1461

1461

Henry VII dies in 1509

1509

Erasmus writes "The Praise of Folly" in 1509

1509

Thomas Moore prints Utopia in 1516

1516

English Reformation in 1534

1534

Thomas Moore execute in 1535

1535

Peace of Augsburg in 1555

1555

Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England in 1558

1558

Shakespeare is born in 1564

1564

Puritains advocate change in English church-1564

1564

Spanish Armada defeated in 1588

1588

Russia

Ivan revolts against Mongol Rule in 1480

1480

Major social and cultural changes

Renaissance begins

1350

French peasant revolt

1358

English peasants revolt

1358

Vasco De Gama sails around Africa

1480

Da Vinci paints the Last Supper

1496 - 1498

Discovery of Americas

1500

Michaelangelo sculpts David

1501 - 1504

Da Vici paints the Mona Lisa

1503

Michaelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

1508 - 1512

Henry VII dies

1509

Rapheal paints the School of Athens

1509

Thomas Moore prints Utopia

1516

Mannerism begins

1520

German Peasants revolt

1524 - 1526

Thomas Moore executed

1535

John Calvin leads reform in Geneva

1536

Bartolome Casas protests treatment of natives in Am.

1542

Copernicus Heliocentric Theory

1543

Shakespeare born

1564

Dutch revolt

1568 - 1648