The Renaissance

How did the Renaissance impact Europe and the world?

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo was a very talented artist. He created magnificent pieces such as, The Last Supper and Mona Lisa. As well as being a talented artist, Leonardo was a talented innovator. He created designs of tanks, and aircraft which are still used today, and all over the world.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was probably the most influential poet of the Renaissance, and his main form of poetry was a sonnet, which contained 14 lines of poetry. He created pieces such as, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. Most of these are still referred to as great pieces of literature today, and have influenced the rest of the world. A good amount of modern movies have a plot similar to Shakespeare’s plays. Even some college courses focus on specifically Shakespeare literature.

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes created the printing press, an object that first introduced printing instead of handwriting and carving text. Johannes' invention revolutionized the way books were made. Furthermore, the printing press was cheaper than to use ink.


Overall, The Renaissance was a very influential, and legacy leading age of prosperity in Europe that effected Europe and the rest of the world in many ways.