What is it?

Humanism is a movement that started in Italy during the fourteenth century. Humanism was a distinct movement that broke from the medieval tradition of learning about religion or mathematics.

Why was it significant?

Humanism was important in the renaissance because it ended the church of dominance of written history. Humanists also had a great impact on education by allowing people to study other subjects like grammar, poetry, history, astronomy, music, as well as math.