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Renaissance Timeline

This timeline is subjective because there is no universal agreement on exactly when the Renaissance started or when the Renaissance ended.

Also, please note that sometimes historical records are vague or non existent so some of the dates are approximate or speculative.

 

Renaissance Timeline

1209-1255

The Albigensian Crusades

1260

Nicola Pisano decorates the Pisa Bapistry

1291

Acre falls to the Mamlukes who slaughter everyone inside the city.

1297

Battle of Sterling Bridge: Braveheart fame

1298

Battle of Falkirk: Death of W. Wallace

1302

Dante begins the “Divine Comedy”

1307

The Templar roundup by Philip IV , beginning of the end of the order.

1311

Duccio uses perspective in Siena

1314 Battle of Bannockburn

1334

Giotto is put in charge of public works in Florence

1338

Edward III's claim to throne of France causes Hundred Years' War.  

1341

Petrarch is crowned “Poet Laureate” in Rome

1346

Edward III's son the Black Prince wins victory over French at Crecy.  

1353

Boccaccio’s “Decameron” is published

1356

Black Prince defeats and captures French King Jean II at Poitiers. 

1386

Chaucer begins his “Canterbury Tales”

1390

Cennino Cennini’s “book of Painting”

1401

Ghiberti wins the competition for the Florence Baptistry doors

1402-1403

Richard III campaigns in Scotland and Wales 

1410

Battle of Grunwald: took place between the Kingdom of Poland, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and their allies on one side, and the Knights of the Teutonic Order on the other. 

1415

Henry V wins great victory over French at Agincourt.

1417-1436

Brunellischi creates the dome of Florence Cathedral

1429

Joan of Arc leads French to break English siege of Orleans. 

1435

The Medici family dynasty begins in France

1450

Alberts begins his treatise on architecture

1455

First printed book, the Gutenberg Bible is published

1455

Wars of the Roses

1465

Giovanni Bellini and Mantegna both paint versions of “The Agony in the Garden”

1470-1480

Oil painting reached Italy

1479-1488

Verrocchio’s equestrian statue of Colleoni

1480

Botticelli’s “Primavera”

1494

Charles VIII of France invades Italy

1498

Erasmus visits England

1497-1500

Michelangelo’s “Pieta”

1500

Giorgione’s “Tempesta”

1504-1505

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”

1505-1507

Durer in Venice

1512

Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”

1513

Machiavelli begins “The Prince”

1516

Leonardo da Vinci goes to France

1517

Luther begins the Protestant Reformation

1525

Battle of Pavia

1533

Titian is appointed court painter to Emperor Charles V

1563

Final session of Council of Trent

1564

Death of Michelangelo

1588

Death of Veronese

1594

Death of Tontoretto

 

 

 

 

 

 

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