1501 CE to 1600 CE
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-12 23:40
An exhibition of Venetian Renaissance masterworks will be on display at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art June 18–September 17, 2006. Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting will include a selection of paintings from 16th century Venice.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-08 09:05
Don Carlos "the Mad" of Spain, son of King Phillip II, was born on July 8, 1545.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-01 11:37
Hernan Cortes and his soldiers fled the city of Tenochtitlan on July 1, 1520, an event traditionally remembered as "La Noche Triste."
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-28 11:21
On June 28, 1577, the great baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens was born in Westphalia.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-26 11:52
On June 26, 1559, the Parliament of Paris outlawed the practice of dueling.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2006-06-21 18:18
"Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 17.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-18 12:24
Hernando de Soto, the Spanish-born explorer and conquistador, crossed the Mississippi River westward on or about June 18, 1541.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-16 11:48
The 25-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in England on June 16, 1567, a few weeks before being forced to abdicate her throne.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-08 11:25
Michelangelo's "David" was set in the Palazzo of Florence on June 8, 1504, although it would not be formally dedicated until September.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-06-07 11:07
The rival kings of England and France, Henry VIII and Francis I, met near Calais on June 7, 1520 for the meeting and tournament that became known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 16:50
She doesn't look a day over 300. Art historians have long believed that Leonardo Da Vinci's famous work was painted in 1506, but that may just be a guess.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-26 11:44
William and Anne Shakespeare's firstborn child, Susannah, was baptized on May 26, 1583.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 07:02
Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-22 19:22
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is in possession of a unique artifact: a "culinary roller" dating to 1598 and bearing, among other decorations, a "pelican in her piety." One may only speculate possible SCA uses for this item.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-18 12:20
On May 18, 1593, just days before his death, playwright Christopher Marlowe was arrested on charges of atheism.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 11:52
Amerigo Vespucci departed Lisbon on May 13, 1501 on the voyage that would put his name on two continents.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-06 15:25
A 16th century football (that's soccer to those of us in the States) will be on display in Hamburg, Germany during the summer of 2006 for the game's World Cup.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-06 11:52
Rebellious unpaid soldiers of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sacked Rome on May 6, 1527.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-05-05 12:31
"Great Painters in Brescia From the Renaissance to the 18th Century" will be on display at the Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, Oregon, through September 17.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-05-02 20:44
Travel writer John Clarke writes about Sardinia. Along the way, visit ancient towns and medieval castles that "cling to mountain tops," the nuraghi (stone-built conical towers dating back to the 1500s), the neolithic necropolis of Bonorvo which dates back to 3500-2700 B.C. and the Spanish ruins of Burgos.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-01 22:23
On May 1, 1576, Stephen Báthory, former lord of Transylvania, was crowned king of Poland after his election by a majority of Polish nobles.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-01 15:57
Julienne fille Gaspard of the Kingdom of Atlantia discusses a recent visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 11:31
The final defeat of the Aztec empire began when Hernan Cortes laid siege to the capital city of Tenochtitlan on April 28, 1521.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-26 11:01
Marie de'Medici, Queen of France, was born on April 26, 1573.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-23 22:23
The most famous writer in the English language, William Shakespeare, was born on April 23, 1564.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-21 10:43
Henry VII of England, the Tudor victor in the Wars of the Roses, died on April 21, 1509.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-17 11:14
Already excommunicated, Martin Luther appeared before the Emperor on April 17, 1521 at Worms to answer for his views.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-11 17:23
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed on April 11, 1554, for leading a rebellion against Queen Mary Tudor of England, known to history as "Bloody Mary."
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-10 12:55
King James V of Scotland was born on April 10, 1512. He was the son of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-07 13:13
Today is the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier. The Spanish-born missionary studied at the University of Paris and was one of the seven priests who joined Ignatius Loyola to found the Jesuit order.