The Renaissance 1485-1660. Means “rebirth” Refers to a renewed interest in classical learning- the writings of ancient Greece and Rome People discovered
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Means rebirthRefers to a renewed interest in classical learning- the writings of ancient Greece and RomePeople discovered the Greek and Latin classicsPeople read, wrote, and spoke Greek and Latin
People became more curious about the world than they were during the Middle Ages.
Where did it all begin????
Italy: 14th 16th centuriesWealth generated from banking and trade with the East.Leonardo da VinciMichelangeloChristopher ColumbusGalileo
Why are these people notable?Leonardo da VinciMichelangeloChristopher ColumbusGalileo
HumanismHumanists went to the classics and asked questions.
What is a human being?What is a good life?How do I lead a good life?
Protestant ReformationRejected the authority of the Pope and Italian churchmenBy the 1530s, an open break with the Roman Catholic church was evident.
His wives..Catherine of AragonAnne BoleynJane SeymourAnne of ClevesCatherine HowardCatherine Parr
The Fates of his WivesDivorcedBeheadedDiedDivorcedBeheadedSurvived
Queen Elizabeth I1558-1603One of the most brilliant and successful monarchsRuled after her half-sister the Catholic Bloody MaryReturned England to a Protestant state
The last great writer of the Renaissance was John Milton. He lived in an age where educated people were becoming more worldly in their outlook.
The English Renaissance was over.