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van eycks
Created oil paint
erasmus
Created new Greek edition of New Testament
thomas more
Wrote Utopia
shakespeare
Towering figure of Renaissance literature
de cervantes
Wrote Don Quixote
descartes
Emphasized human reasoning as best road to human understanding.
kelper
Copernicus, in 1543, wrote On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. Said universe was heliocentric, sun centered. Rejected. Then Brahe observed sky for years. He died. His assistant, Kepler, calculated that planets orbited in ellipses.
raphael
Studied Leonardo and Michelangelo. School of Athens was imaginary gathering of philosophers. Faces of himself and his teachers in it. Best known for Madonna portraits.
william harvey
described the circulation of blood for the first time
johann gutenburg
Gutenberg was a German printer. He was the first in Europe to use movable type. It had actually been used in China since the 400’s, but he was the first in Europe to use it. He invented the printing press. He lived from 1400 to 1468. His printing press changed the way people read. He made the Gutenberg Bible, which was the first book printed. Suddenly, people could actually read the Bible themselves and not depend on priests to tell them what to think. Millions of books had been printed by 1500. Books were new to common people. Ideas spread quickly. Literacy rose. People began to question the pope’s authority.