The Renaissance

The Renaissance was a time of rebirth. Europeans experienced a reawakening of interest in the classics—government, literature, art, and thought. It was a time of experimentation. It was a time of religious upheaval. And it was a time of war.

Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo was one of the most influential men who ever lived. His ideas still inspire people today, and he was a giant of a man in his own time as well.

Michelangelo was a very famous man. He was a great painter, a great sculptor, a great architect, and a great everything. These sites help you learn more about this great man.

The Renaissance: Rebirth of Science and Culture
The Renaissance was a time of reawakening or rebirth. (That's what Renaissance means.) It was a time of reexamination of current values in the context of ancient times and peoples. Open the door to this exciting world!

History of the Renaissance in Europe
Find out more about this revolutionary time

The Renaissance in Italy
Much of the activity during the Renaissance took place in Italy. Most of the important artists and thinkers lived there then.

Renaissance Art
Names like Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael make this list. You can also find out about the styles they used and the other artists who painted, sculpted, designed, and built along with them.

History of Science in the Renaissance
Leonardo was the most famous Renaissance scientist, but he was by no means the only one.

Renaissance Humanism
Find out more about the new method of learning

The Reformation
See how people and events rewrote the definition and practices of Catholicism while also creating new religions

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