Renaissance Events


The Renaissance begins


The Renaissance was an intellectual and artistic movement. Humanism was created and religion was beginning to lose its foothold on society. The arts began to grow and expand and this time it also saw the creation of science.

Linear Perspective


Filippo Brunelleschi creates linear perspective this allowed art to have depth and appear to be in 3D.

Joan of Arc and The Siege of Orleans


This was Joan of Arc's first military victory and was the turning point in the 100 years war between England and France.

Printing Press


Johann Gutenberg invents the printing press this ended up revolutionized the manufacturing of books, and also the studies of the arts and science.

Cosimo De Medici dies


Cosimo was considered the father of the nation. The Medici family ruled throughout the Renaissance, their actions made Florence one of the wealthiest cities in the world.

The Spanish Inquisition begun.


This was one of the most deadly inquisitions in history it was designed to root out all non Catholics i.e Jews and Muslims.

Sandro Botticelli paints Birth of Venus


This was painted as a result of the Platonic Academy, which was one of the famous pieces of art during the Renaissance.

Columbus discovers America


The discovery of America would lead to colonization of them a hundred years later. This colonization would lead to the western world as we know it.

The Last Supper


Da Vinci painted The Last Supper.This was one of Di Vinci most famous painting.

Sistine Chapel


Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo painted 9 scenes from the old testament onto the ceiling and walls of the Sistine Chapel.

Martin Luther 95 Theses


Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Catholic church. He listed all his problems with the church, he was later excommunicated from the Catholic church. He created the form of christianity what we know today as Protestantism.

Scientific Revolution/ Copernicus


The scientific revoultion was an era in which new ideas like physics, chemistry, medicine and biology formed and paved the way for modern science.

Saint Bartholomew Massacre


Mobs of French Catholics killed Protestants during the French Religious Wars. It is presumed that the Massacre started because of King Charles the IX's sister Margret married the Protestant King Henry the IV.

Edict of Nantes


Edict of Nantes was issued by King Henry the IV of France, it gave non catholics in France civil rights. This marked the end of the religious wars in France during the second half of the 16th century

End of Renaissance