Northern Renaissance

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  • Nov 17, 1453

    Hundred Year War ends

    Hundred Year War ends
    The war lasted from 1337-1435, and was fought between the French and English. France won, but bot sides were greatly weakened.
  • Nov 16, 1483

    Martin Luther was born

    Martin Luther was born
    He was a monk who challenged the catholic church by posting his 95 thesis. At the Diet of the Worms, he refused to stop his teaching and then went into hiding. He died 1546.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus

    Columbus
    Columbus left Spain with his ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He was looking for a fast route to the Indies. He lands in America on October 11.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Michelangelo's Pieta

    Michelangelo's Pieta
    He was commissioned in 1497 to scupt the Pieta. It is in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It was completed in 1497 when he was 24 years old.
  • Jan 1, 1509

    The Praise of Folly

    The Praise of Folly
    Desiderius Erasmus od Holland wrote this book. The book made fun of greedy traders, lovers, bigheaded priests, and fighting scholars. He believed in studying the bible.
  • Nov 17, 1516

    Utopia

    Utopia
    Thomas More wrote "Utopia". He made the term "utopia" to mean an imaginary and ideal nation.He was born Febuary of 1478 and died july of 1535.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    The Peasants' Revolt

    The Peasants' Revolt
    Martin Luther inspired 300,000 peasants to attack there masters in Germany. THe peasants were defeated in 1525.
  • Jan 1, 1536

    Institutes of the Christian Religion

    Institutes of the Christian Religion
    This book was writen by John Calvin and pubish in 1536. It became like a textbook for "Calvinism" which was becoming the dominant religious denomination.
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Elizabeth I reign began

    Elizabeth I reign began
    She was well educated, spoke many languages, wrote poetry and music, and helped develope English art and literature.
  • Jan 1, 1564

    Shakespeare is born

    Shakespeare is born
    He was an English poet and playwrite. He is concidered one of the greatest writers of all time. He died in April, 1616.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1440
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    Northern Renaissance

    This is time time from the invention of the printing press to the death of Elizabeth the first.