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2.7 Dates & Events

1461 - The Aztec Empire is at its height in Mexico and Central America.

1476 - William Caxton sets up the first printing press in England.

1482 - Leonardo da Vinci paints the fresco The Last Supper in Milan, Italy.

1492 - Christopher Columbus reaches the Caribbean Islands.

1498 - Vasco da Gama reaches India.

1502 - The first African slaves are taken to work in the Americas.


1508 - Michaelangelo starts work on the Sistine Chapel.

1517 - Martin Luther, a German priest, starts the Reformation.

1520 - Magellan sails around Cape Horn and into an ocean which he names the Pacific.

1534 - Henry VIII becomes head of the Church of England.

1543 - Copernicus states that the Earth moves around the Sun.

1545 - Counter Reformation begins.

1600 - William Shakespeare writes Hamlet.

1547 - Michaelangelo becomes chief architect for St. Peterís dome.

1569 - Akbar founds a new moghul city at Fatehpur Sikri.

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Index

2.0 - Introduction
2.1 Meaning of Renaissance
2.2 Causes of the Renaissance
2.3 Origin of the Renaissance
2.4 Features of the Renaissance
2.5 Growth and spread of the Renaissance
2.6 Consequences of the Renaissance
2.7 Dates & Events
2.8 Points to Remember

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