Northern Renaissance Timeline

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  • Jan 16, 1440

    Gutenberg's printing press

    Gutenberg's printing press
    The printing press revolutionized the world by allowing the printing of literature. The first book to be printed from the press was the Bible.
  • Nov 17, 1450

    Age of Discovery begins

    Age of Discovery begins
    The age of discovery begins. This brought on many people rushing to go to the new world for spices, gold and silver.
  • Dec 8, 1480

    Lighthouse of Alexandria is gone

    Lighthouse of Alexandria is gone
    The final remains is the Lighthouse of Alexandria are gone. The lighhouse of Alexendria was one of the natural wonders of the Ancient world, due to it's advance in architectual and technological superiority.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus Sails Ocean

    Columbus Sails Ocean
    Columbus sails across the Pacific ocean in search of a quicker route to Asia, but instead finds America, where he claims the land in spains name.
  • Feb 13, 1502

    Pizzaro sails to New World

    Pizzaro sails to New World
    Francisco Pizzaro sails to the New World with 30 ships carrying 2,500 colonists.
  • Nov 17, 1511

    Cortez sets off to take over Cuba

    Cortez sets off to take over Cuba
    In 1511, Hernan Cortez sets off, along with Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar to conquer Cuba.
  • Nov 16, 1543

    Scientific Revolution

    Scientific Revolution
    The scietific revolution begins with the publication of Copernicus' On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres and Vesalius' On The Structure of the Human Body
  • Apr 15, 1582

    Cabeza de Vaca lands in Florida

    Cabeza de Vaca lands in Florida
    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was from Spain. He explored the Gulf and Florida region from Texas to Mexico, around 1528-36. He and his Spanish crew went through storms, and were blown off track.
  • Shaekspeare Writes Hamlet

    Shaekspeare Writes Hamlet
    William Shakespeare wrties Hamlet. To this day , many speculate that he was aided in writing many of his plays but many can also agree tht it is one of his best works.
  • Death of Elizabeth 1

    Death of Elizabeth 1
    .Queen Elizabeth I, was the second child of Henry IV. She was never married and never had a child. WIth the death of Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin queen, the Tudor dynasty ended.
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