Illuminated Manuscripts Timeline

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  • c. 500 CE - c. 1600 CE
  • c. 500 CE
    Ambrosian Iliad manuscript produced at Constantinople.
  • c. 600 CE
    Codex Argentus manuscript created in Italy.
  • c. 600 CE - c. 700 CE
    Codex Amiatinus is created in Northumbria, Britain.
  • c. 650 CE - c. 700 CE
    The Book of Durrow is created.
  • c. 700 CE - c. 715 CE
    Lindisfarne Gospels created in Britain.
  • c. 800 CE
    The Book of Kells is produced in Ireland.
  • c. 1250 CE
    The Morgan Crusader Bible is produced in Paris.
  • c. 1275 CE - c. 1290 CE
    The Westminster Abbey Bestiary is produced in Britain.
  • c. 1324 CE - c. 1328 CE
    The Book of Hours of Jeanne d'Evereaux is produced in France.
  • c. 1412 CE - c. 1489 CE
    Les Tres Riches Heures de Duc de Berry produced in France.
  • c. 1440 CE
    Johannes Guttenberg invents the printing press impacting the production of Illuminated Manuscripts which are eventually replaced by printed books.
  • c. 1475 CE - c. 1480 CE
    The Black Hours manuscript is produced in Belgium.
  • c. 1510 CE
    The Grmani Breviary produced in Flanders.
  • c. 1517 CE
    The Prayer Book of Claude de France produced in France.

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500 CE - 1600 CE: Illuminated Manuscripts are produced in Europe.
 
500 CE: Ambrosian Iliad manuscript produced at Constantinople.
 
600 CE: Codex Argentus manuscript created in Italy.
 
600 CE - 700 CE: Codex Amiatinus is created in Northumbria, Britain.
 
650 CE - 700 CE: The Book of Durrow is created.
 
700 CE - 715 CE: Lindisfarne Gospels created in Britain.
 
800 CE: The Book of Kells is produced in Ireland.
 
1250 CE: The Morgan Crusader Bible is produced in Paris.
 
1275 CE - 1290 CE: The Westminster Abbey Bestiary is produced in Britain.
 
1324 CE - 1328 CE: The Book of Hours of Jeanne d'Evereaux is produced in France.
 
1412 CE - 1489 CE: Les Tres Riches Heures de Duc de Berry produced in France.
 
1440 CE: Johannes Guttenberg invents the printing press impacting the production of Illuminated Manuscripts which are eventually replaced by printed books.
 
1475 CE - 1480 CE: The Black Hours manuscript is produced in Belgium.
 
1510 CE: The Grmani Breviary produced in Flanders.
 
1517 CE: The Prayer Book of Claude de France produced in France.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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