Western Civilization

Timeline created by maggiebrady
In History
  • Jan 1, 1054

    Great Schism

  • Jan 1, 1066

    William the Conquerer invades England

  • Jan 1, 1450

    Printing Press invented by J. Gutenburg

  • Jan 1, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople of the Ottoman Turks

  • Jan 1, 1469

    Lorenzo Medici comes to power in Florence

  • Jan 1, 1486

    Pico Publishes "Oration"

  • Jan 1, 1492

    CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DISCOVERS THE NEW WORLD

    His voyage led to the first lasting European contact with the Americas and began the Age of Discover in Europe.
  • Jan 1, 1512

    MICHELANGELO FINISHES SISTINE CHAPEL

    This chapel in the Apostolic Palace is the official chapel of the Pope in the Vatican City. Michelangelo's "The Last Judgement" is painted on the ceiling and is arguably the most famous part of the palace.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    MARTIN LUTHER NAILS HIS 95 THESES

    Martin Luther's distibution of his 95 theses sparks the Protestant Reformation throughout Europe.
  • Jan 1, 1532

    Machiavelli's "The Prince" is published

  • Charles Martel halts a Muslim advance into France

  • Period:
    476
    to
    Jan 1, 1527

    Middle Ages

  • Period:
    476
    to
    Jan 1, 1000

    Early Middle Ages

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1000
    to
    Jan 1, 1300

    High Middle Ages

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1096
    to
    Jan 1, 1099

    First Crusade

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1140
    to
    Jan 1, 1270

    Rise of European Univeristies

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1300
    to
    Jan 1, 1527

    Late Middle Ages

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1337
    to
    Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred Years' War (France v. England)

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1347
    to
    Jan 1, 1350

    Black Death at its Height

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1375
    to
    Jan 1, 1527

    Renaissance in Italy

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1525
    to

    Reformation

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1558
    to

    QUEEN ELIZABETH I'S REIGN

    Queen Elizabeth I is known as one of, if not the best, monarch in England's history. During the Elizabethan Era, literacy increased and great artistic achievements were made which is why this period is known as the golden age in England's history.