Favorite Celebrations ~  12th - 15th Century Michelangelo Life Drawings

"One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others." ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

The 12th century featured the building of European cathedrals and Paris universities. The Mongols and the Ottoman Empire emerged in the 13th Century. The 14th Century's bubonic plague killed 25 million people.

In the 15th century, trade routes brought civilizations closer together. In Europe, the Renaissance celebrated art, learning, and culture. Christopher Columbus discovered a New World.

1207 Poet Jalaluddin Rumi born
1215 St. Francis of Assisi establishes Friars Minor
1253 Sorbonne established in Paris
1266 St. Thomas Aquinas begins work on Summa Theologica

1306 Dante Alighieri begins writing Divine Comedy
1310 Giotto di Bondone completes Madonna Enthroned

joan of arc 1429 Joan of Arc liberated Orleans
1450 Inca city of Machu Picchu built
1492 Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World
1495 Leonardo Da Vinci paints Last Supper
1498 Michelangelo began Pieta

1513 Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince
1520 Martin Luther excommunicated
1523 St. Ignatius Loyola develops Spiritual Exercises
1535 Thomas More executed
1542 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, born
1543 Copernicus published heliocentric masterpiece, De Revolutionibus
1555 Nostradamus wrote Centuries
1555 St. Teresa of Avila experienced religious awakening

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