Switzerland

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High Renaissance

Mannerism

Neo-Classicism

Drawing

Oil Painting

1472

Cardinal della Rovere acquires the bishopric of Lausanne.

1478

December 28

Battle of Giornico: Swiss troops defeat the Milanese.

1499

July 22

September 22

Treaty of Basel: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor is forced to grant the Swiss de facto independence.

1513

September 23

A landslide occurred in the Alps near Bellinzona which is described by Leandro Alberti in 1550: > In the past years an earthquake caused a large part of a mountain to collapse, in such a way that the Bregno valley came to be obstructed; and as the river came to be dammed up, it produced a large and dark lake with great damage to the inhabitants of the valley, many of whom were drowned and their houses submerged. And so it stayed for quite some time, until the fallen earth made gradually soft by the infiltrations of the water and being no longer sufficiently strong to retain the immense pressure of it, suddenly burst open to the fury of the swollen waters. And since the former river bed, which was joined to the Ticino, was no longer adequate to contain it, the water flooded all the neighbouring regions, overthrowing in part even that strong wall which Lodovico Sforza had built near Bellinzona. It is suggested by Carlo Pedretti that Leonardo da Vinci describes this event in the Codex Atlanticus around 1513: > ... for in our own times a similar thing has been seen, that is, a mountain falling seven miles across a valley and closing it up and turning it into a lake.

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