The Renaissance Timeline

Events

Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

1450

Leonardo da Vinci paints the Last Supper

1495

Vasco da Gama arrives in India after sailing around the southern tip of Africa from Portugal

1498

Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa

1503

Henry VIII ascends to the English Throne

Approx. 1508

Erasmus writes: In Praise of Folly

1511

Raphael paints his masterpiece: The School of Athens

1511

Martin Luther writes his "95 Theses" *Protestant Reformation Begins

1517

The Edict of Worms was issued to Martin Luther

1521

The Church of England seperates from Rome

1534