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Renaissance means rebirth or revival in French. The Renaissance was located in Europe during the the years 1330 to 1550. It was filled with arts, culture, liturature and scientific discoveries and was very focused on the individual and what the individual could do. This focus is often known as humanism.


1341 - The first great humanist, Petrarch, is named the poet laureate of Rome.1434 - The Medici family becomes the head of the city-state of Florence.1453 - The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Constantinople, signaling an end to the Byzantine Empire.1495 - Leonardo da Vinci paints the Last Supper. 1501 - Michelangelo begins his work on the sculpture David1503 - Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa.1508 - Michelangelo begins his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.1511- Raphael paints his masterpiece The School of Athens.1516 - Sir Thomas More publishes his work Utopia on political philosophy.

The Medici Family was a weathly and powerful family who lived in Florence, Italy. They created centers of commerce, schools, and art centersJohann Gutenberg invented probably one of the most important technologies, the printing press. This helped shorten the amount of time copying books and other forms of literatureLeonardo da Vinci was also known as the Renaissance Man because of his many interests and accomplishments in art, music, engineering, botany, anatomy, geology, mathmatics, and inventions. His most famous paintings are the Mona Lisa and The Last SupperMichelangelo was a painter, sculptor, poet, architect and engineer who's greatest accomplishments were the sculpture of David and painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Lasting Impact

The Renaissance brought beauty to a world that had been dark for too long. There were new techniques of art and liturature and scientific discoveries that still impact us today.


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-One of the most popular Greek philosophers was Plato. Many men studied Plato's writings at the Academy in Florence.-Venice was famous for its glass work, while Milan was famous for its iron smiths.-Francis I, King of France, was patron of the arts and helped Renaissance art spread from Italy to France.-Artists were initially thought of as craftsmen. They worked in workshops and belonged to a guild.-Two of the biggest changes to art from the Middle Ages were the concepts of proportion and perspective.-Michelangelo and Leonardo became rivals when Michelangelo mocked da Vinci for not finishing a statue of a horse.-Hunting was a popular form of entertainment for the wealthy.-Artists and architects would often compete for a job, or commission, to create a piece of art.

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