The Renaissance

By Jade and Doreen

As you go through this lesson, keep in mind the essential question: What allows great cultural achievements to occur?

Renaissance= rebirth

14th Century-16th Century

Why and Where?

The Middle Ages were over so a new age came in Europe.

Spread from Italy to Germany, England, France and Spain.

Italy was divided into city-states:

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Legacies of the Renaisssance:

  1. Art
  2. Intellectual
  3. Political

1. Artistic Legacies

William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a world-wide famous playwright and poet. In the 1590's, his most famous play was published: Romeo and Juliet. He spent his days writing in England.

Michelangelo

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Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a Renaissance artist who is best known for his sculptures and paintings he did for churches in Italy, where he grew up. His most famous piece is "Creation of Adam" located in the Sistine a Chapel and depicts God touching the finger of a man.

Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an incredibly famous artist. His world-wide known masterpiece and what he is best known for is the Mona Lisa. Aside from being an artist, da Vinci pursued writing, inventing, and mathematics.

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2. Intellectual Legacies

Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a famous astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He greatly contributed to our understanding of the universe and for the Renaissance time, that was a big achievement. He also invented a telescope and is known as, "The Father of Modern Science."

Nicolaus Copernicus

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Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was an astronomer, physacist, and scientist. He lived in Poland and created a model of a universe. He also made a theory called "Commentariolus" about planets and their relationship to suns and universes. This became a very important base to modern science.

Johannes Gutenberg

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Johannes Gutenberg (1395-1468) was an inventor. He lived in Germany and created the first movable book and type printing system.

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3. Political Legacy

Lorenzo Valla

Lorenzo Valla (1407-1457) was an Italian activist who discovered medival corruption. He studied the "Donation of Constantine" which claimed Pope's authority over leaders to be fake. He discovered that the document itself was a forgery.

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After going through this lesson, revisit the essential question: What allows great cultural achievements to occur?

CTQ: How did Renaissance intellectuals, such as Galileo, Gutenburg and Copernicus, affect of influence modern-day technology?

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