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RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION Timeline

1452-1519 ----- Leonardo da Vinci
1453 ---------- Constantinople falls to the Turks
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1564 ---------- William Shakespeare born
1571 ---------- Italian painter, Caravaggio born in Milan
1577-1580 ----- Francis...
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4 renaissance and reformation timeline short

  1. 1. RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION Timeline 1452-1519 ----- Leonardo da Vinci 1453 ---------- Constantinople falls to the Turks 1455 ---------- Johann Gutenberg invents movable type; Gutenberg Bible printed 1455-1485 ----- Wars of the Roses 1461-1483 ----- Louis XI rules France 1469-1492 ----- Lorenzo de' Medici ("the Magnificent") rules Florence. 1475-1564 ----- Michelangelo Buonarroti 1478 ---------- Spanish Inquisition persecutes Jews, Muslims, and heretics. 1484 ---------- Bull condemns withcraft. Inquisitors sent to Germany 1485 ---------- Botticelli paints The Birth of Venus 1487 ---------- Bartholomew Diaz sails around Cape of Good Hope- 1492 ---------- Christopher Columbus reaches the West Indies. 1494 ---------- Treaty of Tordesilla. 1494 ---------- At Sforza's invitation, Charles VIII of France invades Italy. 1495 ---------- French capture Naples 1495-1497 ----- Leonardo da Vinci paints The Last Supper. 1498 ---------- Vasco da Gama reaches India 1499 ---------- Louis XII of France seizes Milan. 1501-1504 ----- Michelangelo sculpts statue of David 1503 ---------- Leonardo da Vinci paints Mona Lisa 1508-1512 ----- Michelangelo paints ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Rome 1517 ---------- Raphel paints The Transfiguration 1517 ---------- Luther posts his 95 Theses in Wittenberg. 1519 ---------- Charles of Spain becomes Emperor Charles V. 1519-1521 ----- Magellan's ship first to sail around the world 1519-1521 ----- Hernan Cortes conquers the Aztecs. 1521 ---------- Diet of Worms. Luther refuses to back down. 1521 ---------- Suleiman II, the Magnificent, takes Belgrade 1527 ---------- Imperial troops sack Rome. 1529 ---------- The Turks besiege Vienna 1534 ---------- Henry VIII of England breaks with Roman Catholic Church. 1535 ---------- Jacques Cartier sails up the St. Lawrence River. 1538 ---------- Titian paints Venus of Urbino 1540 ---------- St. Ignatius Loyola founds the Society of Jesus 1540 ---------- Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River. 1543 ---------- Copernicus publishes heliocentric theory 1541 ---------- John Calvin founds "City of God" in Geneva. 1545 ---------- Council of Trent begins. Aims to reform Catholic Church. 1555 ---------- Peace of Ausgburg. 1556 ---------- Charles V of Spain abdicates. 1556 ---------- Son, Phillip II, rules Spain; brother, Ferdinand I, is Emperor. 1559 ---------- Peace of Cateau-Cambresis ends Franco-Spanish war. 1562-1578 ----- French religious wars between Catholics and Protestants.
  2. 2. 1564 ---------- William Shakespeare born 1571 ---------- Italian painter, Caravaggio born in Milan 1577-1580 ----- Francis Drake sails around the world. 1584 ---------- Sir Walter Raleigh founds first English colony in Virginia. 1587 ---------- Mary, Queen of Scots executed. 1588 ---------- Spanish Armada defeated by England. 1592 ---------- Galileo invents the thermometer 1599 ---------- Spanish painter Diego Velazquez born in Seville 1599 ---------- Original Globe Playhouse built 1600 ---------- First performance of Hamlet at the Globe. 1607 ---------- John Smith founds colony of Virginia at Jamestown. 1608 ---------- French colony of Quebec founded. 1609 ---------- Henry Hudson sails up Hudson River. 1609 ---------- Johann Kepler suggests explanation of planetary movement 1613 ---------- The Globe burns down 1616 ---------- Shakespeare dies. 1618-1648 ----- Thirty Years' War begins in Germany. 1620 ---------- Pilgrim Fathers sail from England in the Mayflower 1625 ---------- Dutch found New Amsterdam (later New York). 1628 ---------- William Harvey publishes his work on the circulation of blood 1633 ---------- Galileo is taken before the Inquisition in Rome 1640 ---------- Dutch painter Rubens dies 1642 ---------- The Globe is closed by The Puritans 1648 ---------- Peace of Wetphalia ends war in Germany.

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