The Renaissance and Enlightenment

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The Renaissance begins in Italy

1300

Bubonic Plague in Europe

1347

Medici family begins rule in Florence, Italy

1434

The Renaissance begins in Northern Europe

1450

The 100-years War ends in France and England

1453

The Gutenberg Bible printed

1455

Durer studies in Florence, Italy

1494

Leonardo da Vinci paints the Last Supper

1495 - 1498

Michaelangelo paints ceiling of Sistine Chapel

1508 - 1512

King Henry VIII becomes head of the Church of England

1534

Andreas Vesalius publishes On the Fabric of the Human Body

1543

Copernicus publishes the heliocentric theory

1543

Queen Elizabeth I takes the English throne

1558

Shakespeare born in England

1564

Galileo publishes Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

1632

Galileo faces the Inquisition

1633

Newton publishes Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

1687