Northern Renaisssance Timeline

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  • Jan 1, 1440

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    The printing press was invented in the Holy Roman Empire by the German Johannes Gutenberg around 1440, based on existing screw presses. Gutenberg, a goldsmith by profession, developed a complete printing system, which perfected the printing process through all its stages by adapting existing technologies to printing purposes, as well as making groundbreaking inventions of his own. This invention made the lives of people easier, as hundereds of copies of books were printined in less time.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo de Vinci was born

    Leonardo de Vinci was born
    Leonardo is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. He played an important role in the Northern Renaisaance by proving his versatality in many fields. He was the creator of such masterpieces as Mona Lisa, Madonna of the Rocks, and The Last Supper.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    The Northern Renaissance Begins

    The Northern Renaissance Begins
    By the end of the Hundred Years War, in 1453, changes in art, literature and philosophy were brewing in Northern Europe. The Renaissance came to Northern Europe via the French king, Francis 1. Francis rebuilt the palace in Fontainebleau, introducing the Italian Mannerist Style, with its dense Roman detailing to its interior decor. He also brought the famed Italian artist, Leonardo Da Vinci to French Court. Da Vinci undoubtedly have an inflence over many local artist.
  • Mar 6, 1475

    Michelangelo was born

    Michelangelo was born
    Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up, was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Mar 28, 1483

    Birth of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael)

    Birth of  Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael)
    Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Matin Luther hung his 95 themes

    Matin Luther hung his 95 themes
    The Ninety-Five Theses, was written by Martin Luther, and is widely regarded as the primary catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. The disputation protests against clerical abuses, especially the sale of indulgences. He hung these themes on the door of the Castle church in Wittenburg.
  • Sep 21, 1558

    Death of Charles V

    Death of Charles V
    Charles V, was the Holy Roman Empire ruler from 1519 to 1556.
    When his father, Phillip passed in 1506, he became the ruler of Burgurdian Netherlands. Charles is most commonly known for his opposition of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Apr 26, 1564

    Birth of William Shakespeare

    Birth of William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare is mainly known as the greatest playwright of all time. He was born in Stratford-uopn-Avon, and by 1592, he was wrting poems and plays. He was the most famous writer in Elizabethian Era. One of his most famous plays is "A Midsummer Night's Dream ".
  • Sep 29, 1571

    Birth of Caravaggio

    Birth of Caravaggio
    Caravaggio, born on 29 September 1571, was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting.His famous paintings are The Musicians, Basket of Fruit, Judith Beheading Holofernes, and and The Conversion of St. Paul
  • Death of Elizabeth 1

    Death of Elizabeth 1
    Queen Elizabeth I died on 24 March 1603 (of blood poisoning) - she was nearly 70 years of age. Arguably the greatest monarch that ever rule England. Under her rule England prospered, became a major power, encouraged the Arts and great literature by William Shakespeare, John Donne, Christopher Marlowe and Sir Edmund Spenser. Queen Elizabeth had lived a long life but her health was declining.
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