Northern Renaissance

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In History
  • Jan 1, 1440

    Invention of printing press

    Invention of printing press
    Invention of guttenbergs printing press.A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium, thereby transferring the ink.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred year's war ends

    Hundred year's war ends
    The attempt by Talbot to retake Gascony, though initially welcomed by the locals, was crushed by Jean Bureau and his cannon at the Battle of Castillon in 1453 where Talbot had led a small Anglo-Gascon force in a frontal attack on an entrenched camp. This is considered the last battle of the Hundred Years' War.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Northern Renaissance Begins

    Northern Renaissance Begins
    By the end of the Hundred Years War, in 1453, changes in art, literature and philosophy were brewing in Northern Europe. In France, King Francis I imported Italian art, commissioned Italian artists (including Leonardo da Vinci), and built grand palaces at great expense.
  • Jan 1, 1455

    Guttenberg Bible is printed

    Guttenberg Bible is printed
    It was the first major book printed with a movable type printing press, and marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of the printed book.
  • Oct 1, 1494

    French invade Italy

    French invade Italy
    The French king decided to take the throne and invade Italy
  • Jan 1, 1509

    Desiderius Erasmus writes "the praise of Folly"

    Desiderius Erasmus  writes "the praise of Folly"
    In 1509, Erasmus wrote his most famous work, The Praise of Folly. This book made fun of greedy merchants, heartsick lovers, quarrelsome scholars, and pompous priests. Erasmus believed in a Christianity of the heart, not one of ceremonies or rules. He thought that in order to improve society, all people should study the Bible
  • Jan 1, 1515

    Thomas More writes "Utopia"

    Thomas More writes  "Utopia"
    Utopia is a classic masterpiece that conveys More's vivid imagination of the Island of Utopia.It is about the true values of European societies during the 16th century, when More actually wrote the book (although many scholars believe that the exact year was 1515).
  • Jan 1, 1558

    Queen Elizabeth I begins her rule of England

    Queen Elizabeth I begins her rule of England
    1558 Queen Elizabeth I took over the crown and began to rule England.
  • Apr 23, 1564

    William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, on April 23, 1564. He created a whole new image of plays and poetry. His greatest works were "Hamlet" and "Romeo and Juliet".
  • Death of Elizabeth I

    Death of Elizabeth I
    Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. In March, Elizabeth fell sick and remained in a "settled and unremovable melancholy".She died on 24 March 1603 at Richmond Palace, between two and three in the morning.