Renaissance Timeline

1552
Mary, Queen of Scots plays golf
1558
Bruegel's most productive period
1563
Pieter Bruegel moves to Brussels
3 Apr 1507
Martin Luther ordained a priest in Erfurt
1495
Leonardo da Vinci paints The Last Supper
24 Apr 1558
Wedding of Francis II and Mary Stuart in Paris
1432
Donatello studies classical art in Rome
1450
Fra Angelico paints The Annunciation at San Marco, Florence
1403
Lorenzo Ghiberti wins competition to design doors of Florence Baptistery
1436
Brunelleschi completes revolutionary dome of Florence Cathedral
1418
Medicis hire Brunelleschi to rebuild San Lorenzo in Florence
1432
The Annunciation altarpiece in Cortona by Fra Angelico
1452
The Legend of the True Cross fresco by Piero della Francesca
1469
Lorenzo Medici comes to power in Florence
23 May 1498
Savonarola executed in Florence
1490
Michelangelo working as apprentice sculptor and living at the Medici palace in Florence
1508
Raphael leaves Florence to paint the Vatican Palace in Rome
1585
Fontana creates Sistine Chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore
1560
Queen Elizabeth I re-founds Westminster Abbey
1563
Restoration of the bronze doors of the Pantheon
1425
Lorenzo Ghiberti creates the Gates of Paradise for the Florence Baptistery.
1416
Lorenzo Ghiberti creates three bronze statues for the Orsan Michele, Florence.
1417
Lorenzo Ghiberti sculpts reliefs for Siena Cathedral
1447
Lorenzo Ghiberti completes I Commentarii, three books of commentaries on the history of art from antiquity to his own time, including an autobiography.
1503
Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
1467
Leonardo da Vinci becomes apprentice artist under Verrocchio in Florence
1482
Leonardo da Vinci moves to Milan
1483
Leonardo da Vinci paints the Virgin of the Rocks
1508
Leonardo da Vinci paints second version of The Virgin of the Rocks
1498
Leonardo paints the ceiling of the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, Milan.
1507
Leonardo da Vinci helps sculptor Giovanni Francesco Rustici create his bronze statues for the Florence Baptistery.
1508
Leonardo da Vinci's second Milanese period
1549
Spire of Lincoln Cathedral's central tower blows down in storm
1546
Michelangelo appointed chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica
1585
Completion of the dome of St. Peter's begun by Michelangelo
1506
Reconstruction of St. Peter's Basilica begins under Pope Julius II
8 Jun 1504
Michelangelo's David installed outside the Palazzo Vecchio
1556
Roman Jews Forced into Ghetto
1512
The Holy Robe of Christ, along with other important relics said to have been brought by St. Helena from the Holy Land, is discovered in the high altar of Trier Cathedral. The Robe is put on public display for 23 days, during which more than 100,000 pilgri
1513
A wooden balcony is built on the west front of Trier Cathedral for displaying the Holy Robe and other relics discovered the previous year.