1420-1519 Rome becomes a centre of the Italian Renaissance. Founding of the new St. Peter's Basilica. Sistine Chapel.
1527 The Landsknechts sack Rome.
1555 Creation of the Ghetto.
1585-1590 Urban reforms under Pope Sixtus V.
1592-1606 Caravaggio working in Rome.
1600 Giordano Bruno is burned.
1626 The new St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.
1638-1667 Baroque era. Bernini and Borromini. Rome has 120,000 inhabitants.
1703 Building of the Port of Ripetta.
1732-1762 Building of the Fontana di Trevi.
1798-1799 and 1800-1814 French occupation.
1848-1849 Roman Republic with Mazzini and Garibaldi.
1870 Rome conquered by Italian troops.
1874-1885 Building of the Termini Station and founding of the Vittoriano.
1922 March on Rome.
1929 Lateran Pacts.
1932-1939 Building of Cinecitt?.
1943 Bombing of Rome.
1960 Rome is seat of the Summer Olympics.
1975-1985 Years of terrorism. Death of Aldo Moro. Pope John Paul II is shot.
1990 Rome is seat of the Football World Championship.
2000 Rome is seat of the Jubilee.