Marco Polo and the silk road

The re-opening of the Silk Road sparked the renaissance. When Marco Polo traveled through the Silk Road he went to china. In China he found new things. He found a new fuel source and he saw paper money. After twenty years of traveling and working in Asia, he went back home to Venice. While in Venice, he told stories of his journeys. They people didn't believe him at first but then they became curious and started demanding for these goods. "Polo's descriptions made people curious about Asia. As their curiosity grew, people began to demand goods from Asia." (Holt 300). This is important because it shows you how Europe began to trade with Asia. With the re-opening of the Silk Road, Marco Polo traveled Asia and went back to Italy. Thus sparking the renaissance.

Italian Trade Cities-

FlorenceItalian Trade Cities are important for the renaissance. There are four main Trade Cities, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Venice. Florence

The Medici

Rediscovering the past

Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the renaissance by influencing scholars and artists.

Leonardo Da Vinci

The post is about lenardo's inventions. It specifically focuses on nine of the most amazing inventions. This was the website that I found most descriptive.

These are some inventions that Leonardo thought off. The first is a version of a parachute. The picture on the top was an invention meant to fly. Finally, the bottom and last invention was of a glider.


This video is about Michelangelo and his accomplishments.

Printing (Johan Gutenberg)

The first two pictures are about the movable type. It shows how they looked. The last picture is about the more advanced printing press that they invented.

Because of the movable press books were being created quicker. The general population could now afford books because they were being mass produced. This sparked something in the people that ended up with the general population becoming educated, thus impacting the renaissance in a huge way.

William Shakespeare

William's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. His work focused on man which is the focus of humanism.

"To be or not to be" - from William Shakespeare's "hamlet"

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