1400-1800s

Main

The Renaissance

1400 - 1600

Age of Absolute Monarchs

1500 - 1800

Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1800

Artists

Johannes van Eyck life

Approx. 1395 - 1441

Da Vinci

1452 - 1490

Durer

1471 - 1528

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564

Rembrandt

1606

Paintings

Arnolfini Wedding

1434

Painted by Johannes van Eyck

Pieta

1499

Sculpture made by Michelangelo

Books

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Approx. 1389

Author: Unknown
Retold by: Jessie L. Weston

Canterbury Tales

Approx. 1390

Written by Geoffrey Chaucer

Much Ado About Nothing

1600

By Shakespeare

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1852

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Explorers

Columbus sails to America

1492

First of 4 trips

Cortés conquers Mexico

1519

1519-1521

Jamestown and Plymouth Colony

1607

Puritan migration to Massachusetts

1630

Calverts found Maryland

1634

Science

Vesalius

1514

Died in 1564

Francis Bacon

1561

Died in 1626

Galileo

1564

Died in 1642

Kepler

1571

Died in 1630

Music

Bach

1685 - 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period

Handel

1685 - 1759

George Frideric Handel was a German-born, British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos

Classical Period of the Arts

1705

"Water Music"

1715

Composed by Handel

"Well-Tempered Clavier"

1722

Composed by Bach

Haydn

1732 - 1809

Joseph Haydn was a prominent and prolific composer of the Classical period.

"Surprise Symphony"

1791

Composed by Haydn

Rossini

1792 - 1868

Gioachino Antonio Rossini was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.

Schubert

1797 - 1828

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime

Wars

Pequot Indian War

1635

1635-1636 In Massachusetts

English Civil War

1642

1642-1648

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

American Revolution

1775

French Revolution

1789

Random

Roanoke Island colony fails

1585

1585-1587

First Africans arrive in Virginia

1619

Salem witch hunts

1692

America gained independence

1776

Presidents

Dates of when presidents were elected

George Washington

1789

elected in 1789

John Adams

1796

Thomas Jefferson

1800

James Madison

1808

James Monroe

1816

John Quincy Adams

1824

Andrew Jackson

1828