Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The reopening of the Silk road help the spark of renaissance by it letting people move from the east to the west. The Silk Road was reopened to make it more safer for travelers and traders. The travelers between Europe and Asia was no longer protected because of results of the Silk Road decline. Marco Polo was man from Venice that traveled with his family. He traveled as a messenger for the emperor for 20 years and lived and traveled in Asia.
Italian trade cities (Florence)
The trading centers that they had was important because most of the things there came from Italian ports. The families that lived there made lots of money and they wanted everyone to know what they can get. Florence helped spark the renascence because there was so much people with money that they wanted to make there city more better.
The Medici family
Rediscovering the past (Greek and Roman
The Roman and Greek ideas helped renaissance because it helped them with problems that they have and they had things they did not know of.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci painted The Last Supper in 1498. The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495-1496 and was commissioned as part of plan of renovations to the church. Leonardo has depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him.
Paper and printing (Johann Gutenberg
Johann Gutenberg made a paper printing press. Johann Gutenberg made it to printer to make it faster to print. It took five people o do this job.
Renaissance writing (William Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare's writing reflects the idea of humanism.William Shakespeare's had a wide audience because he have poor people on the bottom of the stage and the rich where on the top of the stage. Shakespeare's writing reflected the idea of humanism because he made his own words and made plays that represent the humanism in a different way. One of Shakespeare's famous quotes is"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." (Holt 317)