The Renaissance By: Charity vue

Marco Polo and The Silk Road

Races: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance because trade increased. The Silk Road gave a way for people to travel and trade. " polos description made many Europeans curious about Asia" (300). This meant many people became curious about products in Asia making trade increase. Trade has became a big impact on the Silk Road sparking the renaissance.

Italian Trade cities ~ Florence

Medici Family

These were some contributions of the Medco Family, artwork, architecture, and banking . Each contribution represented something, and had a part in society.

Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)Greeek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the renaissance.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo is famous for his great writings and sculptures. He has worked to his fullest and study many things such as anatomy. Studying anatomy improved his paintings and even improved his other work studying the human body.


Michelangelo made many sculptures but this one stood as one of his greatest. He became very popular because of his known work of Statue of David. Michelangelo puts in a lot of detail into his work as you can see this was a very know as his most popular.

Paper and printing ( Johann Gutenberg)

The impact the printing press had on literacy is it made more people want to be educated.

This is the printing press. It has spread through Europe and how it works is that letters are arranged to make a page that can be reused to make other pages.
This is Johann Gutenberg, he created the printing press, his machine has impacted all Europe.

Renaissance writing ~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism because he made everything feel important. As stated in the text, " the following passage reflects the renaissance idea that each human being is important" (Holt, 317). This meant that he admired each and everyone. Shakespeare's writing attracted a wide audience because he made many tragedies, comedies, and histories in differences languages. As stated in the text," people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity" (Holt, 317). Many admired his beautiful plays that were written in diffrent languages were everyone could understand.

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves" - Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare - Hamilet
William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

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