Renaissance Timeline

Events

Giotto's Arena Chapel

1305

Francesco Petrarch: Letters to Cicero

1345

Renaissance Era begins

1375

Ciompi Revolt

1378 - 1382

Christine de Pisan's The Treasure of the City of Ladies

1405

Henry "the Navigator" captures 1st African City

1415

De Facto Rule of Florentine Cosimo de' Medici

1434

Lorenzo Valla's Donation of Constantine

1439

Gutenberg's printing press invented

1440

Fall of Constantinople

1453

Florentine Rule of Lorenzo "The Magnificent" de' Medici

1478 - 1492

Spanish Inquisition begins

1480

Pico's Oration of the Dignity of Man

1486

Christopher Columbus lands in the Americas

1492

Granada war ends

1492

Pope Alexander VI elected

1492

1st French Invasion of Italy

1494

Girolamo Savonarola's execution

1498

Vasco de Gama colonizes India

1498

2nd Invasion (France, Spain)

1499

Michelangelo's David

1501 - 1504

Pope Julius II elected

1503

Leonardo Da Vinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 CE - 1504 CE

Raphael paints School of Athens

1509 CE - 1511 CE

Niccolo Machiavelli writes The Prince

1513

3rd French Invasion

1515

Concordat of Bologna

1516

Thomas More's Utopia

1516

Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigates globe

1519 - 1522

Hernando Cortes defeated Aztecs

1521

Renaissance Era ends

1527

Francisco Pizzaro defeated Incas

1533