The Renaissance and Reformation

1450-04-01 00:00:00

The invention of the Printing press

Johannes Gutenburg invented the Printing press which changed western civilization.

1492-10-12 00:00:00

Columbus Finds the Americas

In search of a trade route for spices to India, Christopher Columbus discovered North America.

1512-04-01 00:00:00

Machiavelli writes "The Prince"

Niccolo Machiavelli, a Renaissance political thinker, shaped the way politics are ran today. A lot of influence comes from his book "The Prince."

1512-04-01 00:00:00

The Sistine Chapel

From 1508-1512 the famous artist, Michelangelo, painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

1516-04-01 00:00:00

Thomas More's Utopia

Thomas More wrote a description of what he believed would be the perfect society.

1517-10-01 00:00:00

Martin Luther

IN October, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on what he felt the Catholic Church was doing wrong.

1519-04-01 00:00:00

The Mona Lisa

In 1519 Leonardo Da Vinci completed his most famous painting.

1531-04-01 00:00:00

The English Reformation

In King Henry VIII's attempt to get a divorce, the pope did not give him the option to do so. Henry then declared that England had separated from the church in 1531 which started the Church of England.

1536-05-19 00:00:00

Anne Boleyn beheaded

After Henry VIII had broken from the Catholic Church so that he could marry Anne Boleyn, he later was disappointed that she did not give birth to a son. Henry VIII then had her beheaded.

1545-12-13 00:00:00

The Council of Trent

The Council of Trent was held by the Catholic Church as the beginning to the Counter-reformation. Their objective was to once again unify the Church and resolve the existing problems.

1559-01-15 00:00:00

Elizabeth I Becomes Queen

Queen Elizabeth Became Queen of England and was one of the greatest leaders of Great Britain.

1588-07-01 00:00:00

Spanish Armada

In 1588, Spain's greatest navy attempted to attack and invade England, however, they failed as the English forces fought them back.

The Renaissance and Reformation

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