Renaissance (1400-1600)

Events

Rule of the Medici family

1430 - 1495

Meistersingers in Germany

1440

Johannes Gutenberg invented printing from movable type; first Bible printed

1454

Ottaviano Petrucci printed the "Harmonice musices odhecaton"

1501

Beginning of the Reformation

1517

Luther's 95 theses

1517

Church of England separates from the Papacy

1534

Founding of the Jesuit Society

1540

Council of Trent

1545

Austrian Composers and Musicians

Paul Hofhaimer

1459 - 1537

Jacobus Gallus (Handl)

1550 - 1591

Belgian Composers and Musicians

Philippe de Monte

1521 - 1603

English Composers and Musicians

John Dunstable

1380 - 1453

John Taverner

1490 - 1545

Thomas Tallis

1505 - 1585

Jacobus Clemens

1510 - 1556

William Byrd

1543 - 1623

Thomas Morley

1557 - 1602

John Bull

1562 - 1628

John Dowland

1563 - 1626

Giles Farnaby

1565 - 1640

John Farmer

1570 - 1601

fl. 1591-1601

John Bennet

1570 - 1614

John Wilbye

1574 - 1638

Thomas Weelkes

1575 - 1623

Orlando Gibbons

1583 - 1625

Franco-Flemish Composers and Musicians

Gilles Binchois

1400 - 1460

Guillaume Dufay

1400 - 1474

Johannes Ockeghem

1420 - 1496

Josquin des Prez

1440 - 1521

Heinrich Isaac

1450 - 1517

Jacob Obrecht

1452 - 1505

Pierre de La Rue

1455 - 1518

Philippe Verdelot

1475 - 1552

Clement Janequin

1485 - 1558

Claudin de Sermisy

1490 - 1562

Nicholas Gombert

1490 - 1556

Adrian Willaert

1490 - 1562

Thomas Crecquillon

1505 - 1557

Jacob Arcadelt

1505 - 1568

Cipriano de Rore

1516 - 1565

Claude le Jeune

1528 - 1600

Orlando di Lasso

1532 - 1594

German Composers and Musicians

Conrad Paumann

1410 - 1473

Heinrich Finck

1445 - 1527

Ludwig Senfl

1486 - 1543

Johann Walter

1496 - 1570

Johannes Eccard

1553 - 1611

Hans Leo Hassler

1564 - 1612

Melchior Franck

1579 - 1639

Italian Composers and Musicians

Marchetto Cara

1470 - 1525

Constanzo Festa

1480 - 1545

Cipriano de Rore

1516 - 1565

Andrea Gabrieli

1520 - 1586

Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina

1525 - 1594

Annibale (Il Padovano)

1527 - 1575

Claudio Merulo

1533 - 1604

Maddalena Casulana

1540 - 1583

fl. 1566-1583

Marco Antonio Ingegneri

1545 - 1592

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1549 - 1611

Giovanni Gastoldi

1550 - 1622

Orazio Vecchi

1550 - 1605

Luca Marenzio

1553 - 1599

Giovanni Gabrieli

1557 - 1612

Don Carlo Gesualdo

1560 - 1613

Claudio Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

Raffaella Aleotti

1570 - 1646

Caterina Assandra

1590 - 1618

Mexican Composers and Musicians

Hernando Franco

1532 - 1585

Spanish Composers and Musicians

Juan del Encina

1468 - 1529

Cristobal de Morales

1500 - 1553

Luis Milan

1500 - 1561

Antonio de Cabezon

1510 - 1566

Prominent Historical Figures

Johannes Gutenberg

1390 - 1468

Sandro Botticelli

1440 - 1510

Lorenzo de Medici

1449 - 1492

Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

Ottaviano Petrucci

1466 - 1539

Niccolo Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

Albrecht Durer

1471 - 1528

Nicolaus Copernicus

1473 - 1543

Michelangelo Buonarroti

1475 - 1564

Tiziano Vicelli (Titian)

1477 - 1576

Matthias Grunewald

1480 - 1528

Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Raphael Sanzio

1483 - 1520

William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616