Timeline of Gothic Architecture

European Gothic Architecture, France, England, 1100s-1500s, Gothic Church

Ongoing Events

Battle of Hastings (1066)

1066

Construction Begins on Durham Cathedral (1093-1133)

1093

Beginning of Crusades (1096)

1096

Suger, Abbot of St. Denis (1122-1151)

1122

Construction Begins on Sens Cathedral (1140-1168)

1140

Construction Begins on Laon Cathedral (1150-1205)

1150

Great Fire of Chartres, June 10, 1194

1194

Construction Begins on Le Mans Cathedral (1217-1254)

1217

Construction Begins on Salisbury Cathedral (1220-1250)

1220

Notebook of Villard de Honnecourt (1225-1250)

1225

Construction Begins on Ste. Chapelle, Paris (1242-1247)

1242

Beginning of Hundred Years War - France vs England (1328-1453)

1328

Black Death (1347-1351)

1347 - 1351

Construction Begins on Milan Cathedral (1387-1572)

1387

Construction Begins at St George in Nördlingen (1427-1500)

1427

Construction Begins on King's College, Cambridge (1446-1515)

1446

North Tower Completed for Notre-Dame at Chartres, 1513

1513

The Ninety-Five Theses of Martin Luther (1517)

1517

Period

Early Pointed Period, 1160-1275 (Early French, Early English / Lanclet)

1160 - 1275

Middle Pointed Period, 1275-1375 (Rayonnant,France; Decorated, English)

1275 - 1375

Florid Gothic Period, 1375-1525 (Flamboyant, France; Perpendicular, England)

1375 - 1525

Key Buildings

Reconstruction of St. Denis - west front and narthex (1137-1140)

1137 - 1140

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Reconstruction of St. Denis - choir (1140-1144)

1140 - 1144

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Construction of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris (1163-1250)

1163 - 1250

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Reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Chartres (1194-around 1240)

1194 - 1240

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Construction of St. Étienne Cathedral, Bourges (1195-1250)

1195 - 1250

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Reconstruction of St. Denis - nave (1200-1281)

1200 - 1281

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Construction of Amiens Cathedral (1220-1269)

1220 - 1269

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