|1516||Hieronymus Bosch dies on August 9th.|
|1517||Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses against the abuse of
|1519||Luther’s works circulate in Antwerp.|
|1520||Luther’s works are translated into Dutch and put into
Charles V publishes his first Placard against Heretics.
|1522||Francois van der Hulst appointed inquisitor with full
|1536||Erasmus of Rotterdam dies.|
|c. 1525-1530||Bruegel Born|
|1543||Calvinism spreads to the Netherlands.|
|c. 1545||Pieter Bruegel allegedly apprenticed to Pieter Coeck in
|c. 1546||Jerome Cock becomes an art dealer and publisher of
|1548||Mathys Cock, landscape painter and brother to Jerome Cock
|1550||Pieter Coeck dies on December 20th.|
|Charles V issues a second Placard, which was more
particularly aimed at the Genevese heresy and reinforces measurs against the Protestants.
|1551||Bruegel’s name appears in the Antwerp register of the
|1552||Bruegel travels to Italy.|
|1553||Bruegel Drew: Landscape with River and Mountains, View of
|Bruegel Painted: Lanscape with Christ Appearing to the
Apostles at the Sea of Tiberius
|Pieter Bruegel returns from Italy, late in the year.|
|1554||Pieter Bruegel drew: View of Waltensburg, Forest Landscape
with Bears, Mountain Landscape
|1556||Bruegel Drew: The Ass in the School, The Big Fish Eating
the Little Fish, The Temptations of St. Anthony
|Philip II succeedes his father Charles V.|
|1557||Brugel Painted:Landscape with the Parable of the Sower|
|Bruegel Drew: Desidia, Gula|
|1558||Bruegel Painted: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus|
|Bruegel Drew: Elck, The Alchemist, The Land Judgement|
|1559||Bruegel Paitned: The Fight between Carnival and Lent,
|Bruegel Drew: Fides, Spes, The Witch of Malleghem|
|Pieter Bruegel begins signing his works, “P.
BRVEGEL”. Earlier works were signed, “brueghel”
|1560||Bruegel Painted: Children’s Games|
|Drew: Landscape with Church, River Landscape|
|1561||Bruegel Drew: Christ in Limbo|
|1562||Bruegel Painted: The Fall of The Rebel Angels, Mad
Meg/Dulle Griet, The Triumph of Death, The Suicide of Saul, Two Monkeys
|Bruegel leaves Antwerp for Amsterdam, and sketches the
towers, gates, canals and moats.
|1563||Bruegel Painted: The Tower of Babel (I), Lanscape with the
Flight into Egypt
|Bruegel starts signing painting dates in roman numberals.|
|October, Bruegel marries Mariette, the daughter of Pieter
Coeck, and moves back to Brussels. She is around 18-19.
|1564||Bruegel Painted: The Tower of Bable (II), The Procession
to Calvary, The Adoration of The Kings, The Slaughter of the Innocents?, The Death of the
|Peter the Younger is born to Pieter and Mariette.|
|1565||Bruegel Painted: The Hunters in the Snow, The Gloomy Day,
Haymaking, The Harvesters, The Return of the Herd, Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap,
Christ and the Adulteress
|Drew: The Calumny of Apelles, Spring|
|1566||Bruegel Painted: The Census at Bethlehem, The Sermon of
Saint John The Baptist, The Wedding Dance
|Bruegel resumes his interest in engraving and etching.
Makes The Landscape with Rabbit Hunters.
|Outbreaks of the iconoclastic movement gives Philip II a
pretext for sending the Duke of Alba to organize a systematic repression.
|1567||Bruegel Painted: The Land of Cockaigne, The Conversion of
Saul, the Adoration of the Kings in the Snow, The Wedding Banquet?, The Peasant Dance?
|William of Orange leaves the country, which is being
invaded by Alba. Capital executions are rampant.
|Jan Bruegel is born to Pieter and Mariette.|
|1568||Bruegel Painted: The Wedding Banquet?, The Peasant Dance?,
The Misanthrope, The Parable of The Blind, The Peasant and the Bird-Nester, Landscape with
the Magpie on the Gallows, The Cripples, The Storm at Sea?
|Bruegel Drew: The Beekeepers and the Bird-Nester?, Summer|
|1569||Painted: The Storm at Sea?|
|Municipality of Brussels exempts Bruegel from furnishing
billets to Spanish soldiers, due to failing health.
|Bruegel Dies on September 5th.|