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FOOD HISTORY TIMELINE

 TIMELINE: 50,000 B.C. to 1 B.C    1 AD to 1199    1200 to 1399    1400 to '99    1500 to '50    1551 to '99    1600 to '25    1626 to '50    1651 to '75    1676 to '99    1700 to '19    1720 to '39    1740 to '49    1750 to '59    1760 to '69    1770 to '79    1780 to '84    1785 to '89    1790 to '94    1795 to '99    1800 to '05    1806 to '10    1811 to '19    1820 to '24    1825 to '30    1831 to '35    1836 to '40    1841 to '45    1846 to '49    1850 to '54    1855 to '59    1860 to '64    1865 to '69    1870 to '74    1875 to '79    1880 to '84    1885 to '89    1890 to '94    1895 to '99    1900 to '05    1906 to '10    1911 to '15    1916 to '20    1921 to '25    1926 to '30    1931 to '35    1936 to '40    1941 to '45    1946 to '50    1951 to '55    1956 to '60    1961 to '65    1966 to '70    1971 to '75    1976 to '80    1981 to '85    1986 to '90    1991 to 1995    1996 to 2000    2001 to 2005    2006 to 2014


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1553 Prospero Alpini was born. An Italian physician and botanist, he is said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe and to have been the first to artificially fertilize date palms.

1553 Michel de Montaigne was born. French essayist. There are a few of his quotes about food and dining listed on the Food Reference website. ("A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats.")

1554 Hieronymus Bock died. (See 1498)

1555 Nostradamus (1503-1566) published a cookbook (see 1503)

1558 Francisco Fernandes supposedly introduced smoking tobacco to Europe.

1560 Gaspard Bauhin was born. Swiss botanist who developed a binomial system of plant classification. He published 'Pinax Theatri Botanici', which was a compilation that included over 6,000 species that had appeared in works from Theophrastus, Dioscorides and many later herbals.

1561 Francis Bacon, Viscount Saint Albans, Baron of Verulam aka Sir Francis Bacon, was born. Lawyer, statesman, philosopher, etc.,

1564 William Shakespeare was born. He died on the same date 52 years later. There are many references to food in Shakespeare's works.

1566 Leonhard Fuchs died. German botanist (see 1501)

1566 Nostradamus died.(see 1503)

1568 William Turner died. English botanist. (see 1508)

1568 The Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral developed a method to bottle beer.

1580 The Christmas feasts of Sir William Petrie includes 17 oxen, 14 steers, 29 calves, 5 hogs, 13 bucks, 54 lambs, 129 sheep and one ton of cheese.

1582 Tour d'Argent restaurant opened in Paris, France.

1582 The new Gregorian calendar was adopted by most Catholic countries

1586 It is claimed that Sir Thomas Harriot introduced potatoes to England

1589 Catherine de Medici, wife of King Henry II of France died.She is sometimes called the 'mother of French haute cuisine'  because the Italian chefs she brought with her from Florence had a strong influence on the development of French cuisine. One of the things they brought with them was ice cream.

1592 Michel de Montaigne died. French essayist. There are a few of his quotes about food and dining listed on the Food Reference website. ("A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats.")

1593 Isaak Walton was born. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.

1594 Gerardus Mercator died on Dec 2 (born March 5, 1512).  Flemish cartographer who created the 'Mercator' map projection, with parallel lines of latitude and longitude. This was convenient for navigation but land masses appeared increasingly enlarged at the top and bottom.
 

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