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The Black Death devastates Europe

1347

People died by plague, spread by fleas and rats.

Medici rules Florence

1397 - 1495

The Medici family was a family of bankers, who ruled Florence for almost 100 years.

Guttenberg invents movable type

1439

Guttenberg never really invented anything. He just combined or improved ideas that already existed.

Leornardo paints the Mona Lisa

1503 - 1507

Michelangelo paints Sistine Chapel

1508 - 1512

Machiavelli writes The Prince

1513

"The Prince" is about a prince who maintains power for the sake of power, not to help others.

Martin Luther writes the 95 Thesis

1517

A document which challenged the teachings of the Catholic Church on the authority of the Pope and teachings of the penance.

The Prince is published

1532

Five years after Machiavelli's death, "The Prince" is published.

Heliocentric theory is published

1543

This theory explains how the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun.

Council of Trent is called

1545

Council of Trent was created to eliminate abuses of the Church.

Council of Trent disbanded

1563

Galileo invents the telescope

1609