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study guide for European History or Global Studies 1 Petrarch- Called the Father of all Humanism Revered Roman Cicero above all others Followed Ciceros example of elequence and put emphasis upon language such as Latin and Greek 2 Medici- Wealthy banking family controlling Florence Had much influence in government and influenced The Signoria the ruling council in Florence Created a lasting dynasty with children who had power 3 Nepotism- Keeping Position in the Church within the family 4 Peace of Ausburg- Ended forty years of religous struggle in Germany Through the treaty the emperor of Germany allowed the country to establish the religion of theri people Protestant princes would govern Prtestant states Catholic princes Catholic states 5 Bill of rights- The English constitutional settlement of 1689 confirming the deposition of James II and the accession of William and Mary guaranteeing the Protestant succession and laying down the principles of parliamentary supremacy 6 Edict of Nantes- An edict of 1598 signed by Henry IV of France granting toleration to Protestants and ending the French Wars of Religion It was revoked by Louis XIV in 1685 7 Boccaccio- Giovanni Boccaccio 131375 Italian writer poet and humanist He is most famous for the Decameron 134858 a collection of a hundred tales told by ten young people who have moved to the country to escape the Black Death 8 Patronage- Support given by members of Rennaisance Society Founding and recognizing the arts 9 Jesuits- A member of the Society of Jesus a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St Ignatius Loyola St Francis Xavier and others in 1534 to do missionary work The order was zealous in opposing the Reformation Despite periodic persecution it has retained an important influence in Catholic
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