Renaissance Timeline

History

Renaissance

1300 - 1600

Humanist Movement

1301 - 1500

Black Death

1346 - 1353

Spread of Renaissance to the rest of Europe

1400 - 1600

Columbus sails to New World

1492

Reformation

1517 - 1648

Suleyman the Magnificent rules Ottoman Empire

1520 - 1566

Peace of Augsburg enacted

1555

Politics and Society

Giovanni de Medici moves to Florence

1397

Cosimo de Medici rises to power in Florence

1429

Pope Nicholas V Papacy

1447 - 1455

Lorenzo de Medici Rules Florence

1469 - 1492

Pope Julius II Papacy

1503 - 1513

Henry VIII's reign

1509 - 1547

Art and Architecture

Byzantine Art

500 - 1453

Gothic Art

1200 - 1400

Giotto

1266 - 1337

Florence Cathedral built

1296 - 1436

Early Renaissance

1401 - 1493

Ghiberti earns commisssion for Florence Baptistry Doors

1401

Brunelleschi builds dome of Florence Cathedral

1417 - 1436

Venetian and Northern Renaissance

1430 - 1550

Donatello sculpts David

1430 - 1440

Fra Angelico paints Coronation of the Virgin

1434 - 1435

Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564

The Last Supper painted by da Vinci

1495 - 1498

High Renaissance

1497 - 1527

Michelangelo sculpts Pieta

1498 - 1499

Mona Lisa painted by da Vinci

1503 - 1506

St. Peter's Basilica built

1506 - 1626

Sistine Chapel Ceiling painted by Michelangelo

1508 - 1512

Raphael paints The School of Athens.

1509 - 1511

The Last Judgment painted by Michelangelo

1536 - 1541

Titian paints Venus of Urbino

1538

Michelangelo redesigns St. Peter's Basilica

1546 - 1564

Philosophy

Petrarch

1304 - 1374

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

1463 - 1494

Niccolo Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

Literature

Dante's Divine Comedy

1308 - 1320

Invention of the printing press

1440

Pico's Oration of the Dignity of Man

1486

Machiavelli's The Prince

1513

Martin Luther writes The 95 Theses

1517

Copernicus writes Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres

1543