Renaissance Timeline

Events

Giotto's Arena Chapel

1305

Francesco Petrarch: Letters to Ciciero

1345

Renaissance Era Begins

1375

Ciompi Revolt

1378 - 1382

De Facto Rule of Florentine Cosimo de' Medici

1389 - 1464

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

1405

Henry "The Navigator" Captures 1st African City

1415

Lorenzo Valla's Donation of Constantine

1440

Gutenberg's Printing Press Invented

1440

Fall of Constantinople

1453

Florentine Rule of Lorenzo "The Magnificent" de' Medici

1478 - 1492

Spanish Inquisition Beings

1478

Pope Alexander VI elected

1492

Christopher Columbus lands in Americas

1492

Granada War Ends

1492

1st French Invasion of Italy

1494

Vasco De Gama Colonizes India

1498

Girolamo Savonarola's execution

1498

2nd Invasion (France, Spain)

1499

Pope Julius II elected

1503

Leonardo Di Vinci's Mona Lisa

1504

Michelangelo's David

1504

Raphael's School of Athens

1509 - 1511

Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

1513

3rd French Invasion

1515

Concordat of Bologna

1516

Thomas More's Utopia

1516

Hernando Cortes defeats Aztecs

1521

Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigates globe

1522

Renaissance Era Ends

1527

Francisco Pizarro defeated Incas

1532