The Divine Comedy was written by the poet Dante. It is one of the greatest works of world literature. It standardized the Italian language.
The Canterbury Tales was written by Chaucer. He is known as the father of English Literature. He was also a philosopher and astronomer.
Invention of the Printing Press
The printing press was invented by Johann Gutenberg. It was made in Germany. The printing press revolutionized the arts, sciences, and the manufacturing of books.
1480 - 1500
This was about how the individual and human society were important. Petrarch is the father of Humanism. This is when people started believing that life could enjoyable and they could educate themselves.
Painting of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo painted the walls and ceilings of the Sistine Chapel. He was forced to paint it by Pope Julius II. It was mainly painted for decoration. The chapel is in Vatican City.
"It is better to be feared than loved." He is claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy. He is also known as The Prince.
Martin Luther's arguments against the Catholic Church. This was a movement known as Protestantism. He was excommunicated by the pope which led to his denomination of the religion, known as Lutheran.
He wrote some of the most famous plays. He added over 1000 words to the English language. He is regarded as one of the greatest writers and dramatists.