He used oil based paint, which was fairly new at the time.
He developed new techniques which painters still use today.
Bruegel was very interested in realistic detail.
He would capture pictures of everyday peasant life.
His most famous book The Praise of Folly, made fun of people such as merchants, and farmers.
He believed in Christianity of the Heart. He didn't care about rituals or ceremonies.
A quote from Erasmus "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."
More wanted a better society as a whole.
He wrote a book Utopia, which is where we get our definition. In the book it is a place without war, greed, etc.
A quote from More "I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first."
Christine de Pizan
Pizan was one of the first female writers to earn a living.
She was one of the first Europeans to question the different treatment of boys and girls.
Her idea of equality in schooling would not be achieved for several centuries after her death.