Northern Renaissance

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In History
  • Jan 1, 1455

    Gutenberg Bible is Printed

    Gutenberg Bible is Printed
    The Bible is the first book that the printing press ever copied. It took time, but it saved alot more time and hard work in order to recreate such a book.
  • Feb 3, 1468

    Guttenberg dies

    Guttenberg dies
    Gutenberg died in 1468 and was buried in the Franciscan church at Mainz, his contributions largely unknown. This church and the cemetery were later destroyed, and Gutenberg's grave is now lost.
  • Mar 6, 1475

    Michelangelo Buonarroti born

    Michelangelo Buonarroti born
    Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in Caprese, Republic of Florence, which is present day Italy
  • Jul 4, 1496

    Bacchus the Roman God of Wine

    Bacchus the Roman God of Wine
    He began work on a commission for Cardinal Raffaele Riario to make a statue of the Roman wine god, Bacchus. However, upon completion, the work was rejected by the cardinal, and subsequently entered the collection of the banker Jacopo Galli, for his garden.
  • Nov 1, 1497

    Pieta

    Pieta
    The French ambassador in the Holy See commissioned one of his most famous works, the Pietà. Michelangelo sculpted it, and when it was done he was payed extra for his hard work.
  • Jan 1, 1504

    The Statue of David

    The Statue of David
    He was asked to complete an unfinished project that began 40 years earlier by Agostino di Duccio: a colossal statue portraying David as a symbol of Florentine freedom. Michelangelo responded by completing his most famous work, the Statue of David in 1504.
  • Jan 1, 1504

    Madonna of Bruges

    Madonna of Bruges
    It tended to feature a pious Virgin smiling down on an infant held in her arms. Instead, Jesus stands upright, almost unsupported, only loosely held by Mary's left hand, and appears to be about to step away from his mother and into the world. Meanwhile, Mary does not cling to her son or even look at him, but gazes down and away, as if she knows already what her son's fate is.
  • Jan 1, 1512

    Sistine Chapel is finished being painted

    Sistine Chapel is finished being painted
    Michelangelo is done painting the cieling of the Chapel in this year. It took him 4 years to completly paint the whole thing. He had help, but he did most of it on his own.
  • Jan 1, 1541

    The Last Judgment

    The Last Judgment
    Michelangelo began working on it three decades after having finished the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It took him 4 years to completly finish this masterpiece.
  • Feb 18, 1564

    Michelangelo Dies

    Michelangelo Dies
    Michelangelo died in his home in Rome. He was 88 years old when he died. It was 3 weeks before his 89th birthday. He died of natural causes.
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    Northern Renaissance