Renaissance and Reformation Project

- Alexa Friedrichs -

William Shakespeare!

Timeline of Events

1 Birth: There's no known date of birth for William Shakespeare, but he was baptized on April 26, 1564.

2 Marriage: On November 28, 1582, William married Anne Hathaway of Shottery, Stratford.

3 Children: On May 26, 1583, William and Anne had their first child. Her name was Susana, and she was born just six months after the wedding. In 1585, they had their next two children, twins Hamnit and Judith. Hamnit died at age eleven of the Black Death.

4 Sonnets: In 1583, William started writing sonnets. These were finished probably sometime around 1587.

5 Recognition: In 1595, William was recognized as the leading playwright in London at the theatre.

6 A New Theatre: In 1598, William and other members of the company at the Swan Theatre decide to and build a new theatre on Bankside called The Globe Theatre. The first production there was Julius Caesar in 1800. Throughout the years, William had written over 35 different plays, sonnets, and poems.

7 The Fire: In 1613, the Globe Theatre was set on fire by a cannon hitting the roof. By 1614, a new Globe Theatre was built.

8 Death: William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 - just three days short of his 52nd birthday.

9 Discovery: In 1623, the first of William's playwrights were found and made into plays that were performed at the Globe Theatre. In 1644, the Globe Theatre was burned down by the Puritans.

Five Important Achievements

1) One of William Shakespeare's greatest achievements was the writing of his most famous plays - Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

2) Another amazing achievement is the building of his own theatre. He and the company of the theatre he worked at built their own theatre called the Globe Theatre. Even after the theatre was burned down by the king, they built a new one. This was where William's first plays would be presented after his death.

3) During his lifetime, William wrote over 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narratives. If you think about it, that's a lot!

4) I think that some people could consider William's family and achievement of his. He had two daughters and a son, and he was very proud of them. He lost his son when he was just eleven,  When he died, he left his second-best bed to his wife because his best bed was reserved for guests.

5) Another achievement that William acquired was his fame - although he never lived to see it happen. If you were to walk down the street and ask people if they knew who William Shakespeare was, chances are most of the people would answer with a 'yes'.

Pope Paul III

Timeline of Events

1 Birth: Pope Paul III was born on February 29, 1468.

2 Election: In 1534, on October 12, the election of Pope Paul III took place. He was the first pope of the Counter Reformation.

3 The Inquisition: On May 23,1536, Pope Paul III started the Portuguese Inquisition.

4 Excommunication: On December 17, 1538, Pope Paul III formally excommunicated King Henry VIII of England.

5 Council of Trent: On May 22, 1542, Pope Paul III set up the Council of Trent.

6 Reestablishment: On July 21, 1542, Pope Paul III reestablished the Inquisition by issuing the Apostolic Constitution.

7 Death: On November 10, 1549, Pope Paul III died.

Accomplishments of Pope Paul III

1 Pope Paul III Started the Portuguese Inquisition, then reestablished it later.

2 He started and set up the Council of Trent.

3 He also issued the Apostolic Constitution.

4 He also instructed Michelangelo to paint 'Last Judgement' and resume his work in St. Peter's.

5 He was a well-liked pope, and I think that was a great accomplishment for him.

Leonardo daVinci


Timeline of Events

1 Birth: Leonardo was born in Vinci on April 15, 1452 to a notary and a peasant who were never married.

2 Apprentice: In 1467, da Vinci became an apprentice to Andrea del Verrocchio.

3 First Drawing: In 1473, Leonardo drew his first piece of art, a landscape on the Feast of Santa Maria delle Neve.

4 Charged: In 1476, da Vinci was charged with sodomy - but the case was dismissed later that year.

5 First Commission: In 1481, Leonardo received his first commission to paint the 'Adoration of the Magi'.

6 The Last Supper: In 1495, Leonardo began the 'Last Supper' in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

7 Death: In 1519, Leonardo died at Cloux.

Important Great Achievements

1 I think a great achievement of da Vinci could be his very first known drawing of a feast of Santa Maria delle Neve. This was his first big step into his future career.

2 A great achievement of da Vinci is when he was accepted into the Florence painter's guild.

3 Another achievement of his would be his most famous drawings 'The Last Supper' and 'Mona Lisa'.

4 Although it was not well known, a great achievement of da Vinci's could have been his career as an engineer and an artist.

5 Lastly, an amazing achievement that da Vinci never lived to see is his name. He is well known and appreciated for his works of art.