The Renaissance Gave Europe a Chance to Heal From the Chaos of the Middle Ages

This is an informative essay about the Renaissance. The author suggests that the Renaissance occurred when Europe emerged from its economic trouble in the Middle Ages. The Renaissance was a period of artistic, social, scientific, and political growth. The Renaissance first emerged in Florence, a city in Northern Italy. The Medici family was the richest in Florence, with Lorenzo Medici being a clever politician. Humanism was an intellectual movement that developed during the Renaissance. Some of the most famous humanists were Giovanni Boccaccio (writer of Filocopo, Teseide, and Decameron), Desiderius Erasmus, and Francesco Petrarch (created a library of Roman and Greek literature). Four of the most famous Renaissance artists were Leonardo da Vinci (Last Supper and Mona Lisa), Michelangelo Buonarroti, Albrecht Durer, and Raphael Santi. Williams Shakespeare symbolized the rise of literature in the Northern Renaissance. After the Renaissance came Reformation and the Enlightenment.
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