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Unit 5

The Renaissance and Scientific Revolution

What is the Renaissance The rebirth of classical Greek & Roman knowledge that started in Italy
What is Humanism A shift in focus from religious to human achievements
What is secularism Separation from religious thought
What is the Northern Renaissance The Northern Renaissance resulted from ideas of the Italian Renaissance
Leonardo DaVinci Italian Renaissance Artist who made the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper
Michelangelo Italian Renaissance Artist who made the Birth Of Adam, The Sculpture of David, and the Pieta
Albrecht Durer German Renaissance Artist who Inspired the Northern Renaissance
William Shakespeare A "Master of the Sonnet", he added over 3000 words to the English language. He also wrote Merchant of Venice
Desiderius Erasmus One of the "Fathers" of humanism. He was also a Scathing Critic of the Catholic Church. Wrote "In Praise Of Folly"
Niccolo Machiavelli Father of modern political science. Wrote the Prince.
Nicolaus Copernicus Heliocentric Theory - Said that the sun was in the middle of the solar system not the earth
Johannes Kepler Said the planet earth revolves around the sun
Galileo Galilei Used a telescope to confirm Nicolaus Copernicus Heliocentric Theory, But was forced to recall his theory when faced with prosecution from the Court of Inquisition.
Isaac Newton Discovered the laws of gravity.
William Harvey Discovered that blood circulates throughout the body in a closed system
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