Italian Renaissance Humanism

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Part 1: 1350: The Italian Renaissance begins. 1450: Christian humanism spreads in northern Europe. 1455: Gutenberg prints bible in movable type. 1508: Michelangelo begins painting the Sistine chapel. 1518: First boatload of slaves brought directly from Africa to the Americas. 1519: Spanish begins conquest of Mexico. 1520: Mannerism movement begins in Italy. 1558: Elizabeth becomes queen of England. 1595: First Dutch fleet arrives in India. 1689: Gutenberg prints bible in movable type. Part 2: Event: Christian humanism spreads in northern Europe. Causes: * Martin Luther began the Reformation in the early sixteenth century; several earlier developments had set the stage for religious change, one such development grew from…show more content…
In reality, however treasury was empty, Phillip had gone bankrupt because he spent too much on war. * Spain was going downhill but not everyone knew it Spain still played the role of a great power, but real power in Europe had shifted to England and France. Effects: * Queen Elizabeth repealed the laws favoring Catholics. * Francis Drake, an English navigator seized and plundered Spanish ships sailing the Caribbean. Event: The Italian Renaissance begins. Causes: * A lot of people who lived between 1350 and 1550 believed that they witnessed a rebirth of the ancient Greek and Roman world. * Renaissance Italy was largely urban society, and it was in the age of recovery from the disasters of the fourteenth century such as the plague. Effects: * The renaissance society was divided into three society classes even though this continued into the renaissance the new society made changes but the three groups was The Nobility, Peasants and Townspeople, and Family and Marriage. * Renaissance humanist believed that education could dramatically change human beings; they wrote books and opened schools based on their new ideas. Event: Michelangelo begins painting the Sistine…show more content…
* The Sistine Chapel ceiling in now known as one of the great masterpieces in the history of Western art. Event: First boatload of slaves brought directly from Africa to the Americas. Cause: * Slavery continued at a fairly steady level * The discovery of the Americas in the 1490’s and the planting sugarcane there demanded much labor so slaves were needed here. Effects: * Triangular trade, connected Europe, Africa, Asia, and the American continents. * Led to depopulation of some areas. Part 3: Event: Queen Elizabeth becoming queen was important because she did great things such as making England into the English Empire and defeating the Spanish Armada. Event: Michelangelo begins painting the Sistine chapel was an important event because it was a part of the renaissance and will always be remembered as one of the greatest paintings of that time period. Event: First boatload of slaves brought directly from Africa to the Americas was an important event in history because if Africans wasn’t brought to the Americas I don’t think we would really be in America right
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