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The Printing Press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg. This helped the public acquire knowledge that once was held by the church.
The Middle Ages come to an end. The new time period focused more on the human body than religion.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni is born. He is most famous for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
The Renaissance comes to an end. The world would soon move into the age of discovery.
William Shakespeare is born. He created works like Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.
Marco Polo Dies. He is responsible for bringing inventions and innovations from Asia to Europe
Giuliano de' Medici is murdered. He was a powerful figure in Florence, Italy
Niccoló Machiavelli writes "The Prince." This novel was about how a king could take and hold power.
Pope Sixtus IV comes to power. He ordered the construction of the Sistine Chapel.
The Ottoman Empire takes the city of Constantinople. This city is now called Istanbul.
Leonardo Da Vinci starts to paint "The Mona Lisa." This is one of the most recognized paintings in the world and it took around four years to finish.
Leonardo Da Vinci dies and Raphael Sanzio dies a year later. Their deaths bring an end to the Renaissance.
Donatello is born. He would later create the statue of David along with other works.
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