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.