Renaissance/Reformation/Scientific Revolution

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In History
  • -4 BCE

    Heliocentric Theory

    Heliocentric Theory
    It is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the sun at the center of the Universe. Heliocentrism was opposed to egocentrism, which placed the Earth at the center. Galileo discovered evidence to support Copernicus' heliocentric theory.
  • Jun 20, 1304

    Petrarch

    Petrarch
    Petrarch or Francesco Petrarch was an Italian poet. A scholar of classical antiquity, he was the founder of humanism. Petrarch was called the first modern man.
  • 1440

    Printing Revolution

    Printing Revolution
    A mechanical device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium, thereby transferring the ink. Solid ink press 1987, Hot metal typesetting 1884, Etching 1515, Rosarty press 1843, Offset printing 1875, Lithography 1796, and Woodblock printing 200. Books became more readily available because they were easier to produce and cheaper to make.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who is considered the greatest painter of all time. He is known for painting, drawing, sculpting, science, engineering, architecture, and anatomy. The Mona Lisa is the most famous of his works and the most famous portrait ever made.
  • Feb 3, 1468

    Johan Gutenberg

    Johan Gutenberg
    Johan was German goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher. He introduced printing to Europe with the introduction of mechanical movable type printing press. His full name is Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg and is nationality is German.
  • May 21, 1471

    Albrecht Durer

    Albrecht Durer
    He was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Durer established his reputation and influenced across Europe. He was in his twenties due to his high quality woodcut prints.
  • Feb 7, 1478

    Thomas More

    Thomas More
    Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He also served Henry VIII as Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to May 1532. He had 5 kids named Margaret Roper, Cecily Heron, Elizabeth Dauncey, Margaret Clement, and John More.
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther
    Martin was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, Augustinian monk, and a seminal figure in the Reformation. He came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He was married to Katharina von Bora and had 6 kids.
  • Oct 23, 1491

    Ignatius of Loyola

    Ignatius of Loyola
    He was venerated as Saint Ignatius of Loyola, was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian. Co-founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541. He got his education at Alcala University, College Sainte-Barbe, University of Paris.
  • 1500

    Humanism

    Humanism
    A philosophical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively. Humanism was fluctuated according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. Humanism began with Francesco Petrarch who was identified as a humanist.
  • 1545

    Council of Trent

    Council of Trent
    The 19th ecumenical council of the Catholic Church. It has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation. Seventeen dogmatic decrees covering then-disputed aspects of Catholic religion. A formal Roman Catholic doctrinal challenges of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Jan 22, 1561

    Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon
    He was former Lord Chancellor, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution. When he was just starting out he destroyed many of his early works.
  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo

    Galileo
    He was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes describes as a polymath, from Paris. Galileo discovered Ganymede, Europa, Calisto, lo, Rings of Saturn. He is known for being an Astronomer. One of his quotes are "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
  • 1567

    Sale of Indulgences

    Sale of Indulgences
    Indulgence is "a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins". There is a limit of one plenary indulgence per sinner per day and has no currency in the bad place. It is well-known Catholic method of exploitation in the middle ages.
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton
    Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author. He was widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. When he was a child he wasn't expected to survive and he was a stutterer.