AP Euro Demo 1

  1. What is Humanism?
    Revival of antiquity (Greece and Rome)
  2. Who was Petrarch?
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    Father of Humanism, Middle Ages were a Dark Age
  3. Who was Boccacio?
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    He was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular.
  4. Who was Pico della Mirandola?
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    He is famed for the events of 1486, when at the age of 23, he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the famous Oration on the Dignity of Man which has been called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance",[2] and a key text of Renaissance humanism.
  5. Why is Gutenberg important?
    • His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.
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