Northern Renaissance

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  • Sep 30, 1452

    Johannes Gutenberg bible published

    Johannes Gutenberg bible published
    Bible was published after Gutenberg started his printing business with Andreas Dritzehn; was the first book to be published in volume.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    The Hundred Years War ends

    The Hundred Years War ends
    This war was a series of conflicts between the House of Valois and the House of Plantagenet for the French throne. It was fought in France, and the House of Valois was the victor. France, however, suffered greatly from the war.
  • Jan 1, 1494

    French King claims throne and Invades Italy

    French King claims throne and Invades Italy
    A French king claimed the throne of Naples, and invaded Nothern Italy. This caused many Italian artists and writers to move to Northern Europe. They brought with them styles and techniques of the Italian Renaissance.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Albert Durer's Apocalypse

    Albert Durer's Apocalypse
    The German painter/carver Albert Durer publishes his Apocalypse, a series of woodcuts of scenes from the Book of Revelation.
  • Jan 1, 1509

    Desiderius Erasmus writes "The Praise of Folly"

    Desiderius Erasmus writes "The Praise of Folly"
    Christian humanist Desiderius Erasmus wrote his most famous work, "The Praise of Folly". He believed in a Christianity of the heart, and didn't care for ceremonies or rules. He thought that in order to improve society, people should study the Bible.
  • Jan 1, 1516

    Thomas More writes "Utopia"

    Thomas More writes "Utopia"
    Christian humanist Thomas More publishes this book about an imaginary land where greed, corruption, and war no longer exist.
  • Jan 1, 1550

    Flemish Painting Reaches its Peak

    Flemish Painting Reaches its Peak
    After Jan van Eyck (the first great Flemish painter) and his techniques spread, Flemish painting reached its peak after the work of Pieter Bruegal. Like van Eyck, he was interested in realistic details and individual people, and captured scenes of everyday peasant life. His rich colors and detail gave a sense of life in his paintings.
  • Sep 7, 1558

    Queen Elizabeth I Rule

    Queen Elizabeth I Rule
    Elizabeth I starts her rule as queen of England and Ireland. She is considered by many historians one of the greatest monarchs of England. She ruled during an age of expansion of the British monarchy to North America, and many accomplishments by playwrights and artists.
  • Edmund Spenser writes "The Faerie Queen

    Edmund Spenser writes "The Faerie Queen
    Edmund Spenser writes this english epic poem and was first published in 1590. It was the first written work written in Spenserian stanza, and is one of the longest poems in the English language.
  • William Shakespeare's move to London

    William Shakespeare's move to London
    William Shakespeare, born in 1564, moves to London and begins to write poems and plays that would soon be performed in the Globe Theather.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1440
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    Northern Renaissance

    1440- The invention of the printing press
    March 24, 1603- Death of Elizabeth I