Renaissance

Angela Yeung
Mind Map by Angela Yeung, updated more than 1 year ago
Angela Yeung
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Renaissance Mind Map by Angela

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Renaissance

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  • This is my mind map about the Renaissance
1 Florence, Italy

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  • Florence, Italy was where the Renaissance started with rich trade because of its location. This caused change amongst the lifestyles of the civilians.
1.1 Commerce & Trade

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  • Change started in Florence, Italy. Before the Renaissance, people had little understanding of sciences, mathematics, arts, literature, etc. So, they started to question everything. 
1.1.1 Independent Thinking/Humanism

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  • Independent Thinking, or Humanism (the belief that every human has the ability and right to learn) taught people to question everything and to learn from the ancient classical models from the past.
1.1.1.1 Rebirth of Classical Ideas

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  • The rebirth of classical ideas may be what really sparked the Renaissance. People wanted to learn from past mistakes and also understand why the Greeks and Romans were so successful. 
1.1.1.1.1 Ancient Greece

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  • Humanists were fascinated by the ideals of Ancient Greece. They wanted to study more about the culture to find out why they were so successful. 
1.1.1.1.2 Ancient Rome

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  • Humanists were fascinated by the ideals of Ancient Rome and how they were so successful. 
1.1.1.2 Politics

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  • Politics were a great part of the Renaissance. Patrons had to give money for people to continue with their research. 
1.1.1.2.1 Patrons

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  • Patrons were rich people who supported poorer artists, scientists ,etc. Patrons were very important in the Renaissance since they contributed a lot of money. 
1.1.1.2.1.1 Medici Family

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  • The Medici Family was a very rich banking family in Italy. They supported a lot of art as well. 
1.1.1.2.2 Power of the Church and Kings Challenged

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  • The Church told everyone to believe that their word was law. However, humanism went against that, telling everyone to question the reason for everything. 
1.1.1.2.3 Machiavelli

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  • Machiavelli has often been called the founder of modern political science. He was also a historian. 
1.1.1.3 Leonardo Da Vinci

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  • Da Vinci was an Italian polymath who dabbled in a lot of subjects including engineering, science, anatomy, architecture and arts. 
1.1.1.3.1 Engineering

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  • Da Vinci drew the first sketch for a parachute, he also made a designs for mills and machines. 
1.1.1.3.2 Architecture

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  • Da Vinci made a lot of plans for cathedrals. However, these plans never came to life. 
1.1.1.3.3 Arts

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  • The two most famous works by Leonardo da Vinci are The Last Supper and Mona Lisa. The Last Supper depicts Jesus and his 12 disciples, whereas Mona Lisa shows a smiling woman. 
1.1.1.3.4 Science (Anatomy)

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  • Leonardo drew several diagrams of the human body. The Vitruvian man is perhaps one of Da Vinci's most famous sketches. 
1.1.1.3.5 Medicine
1.1.1.4 Advances
1.1.1.4.1 Science/Mathematics

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  • Science and mathematics also got more advanced during the Renaissance. People proposed new theories, such as the earth revolving around the sun. 
1.1.1.4.1.1 Astronomy

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  • A branch of science is astronomy, that's where our two leading figures of the Renaissance come in. 
1.1.1.4.1.1.1 Copernicus

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  • Copernicus was a Polish scientist, he proposed the new theory that earth was actually revolving around the sun and not the other way around. The church went against him because of this. 
1.1.1.4.1.1.2 Galileo

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  • Galileo worked on Copernicus's proposed theory. He has been called the "Father of Observational Astronomy" and the "Father of science." 
1.1.1.4.2 Arts

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  • Aside from literature, politics, architecture, art was a very important part of the Renaissance. Painters and sculptors started coming up with new styles and methods as well. 
1.1.1.4.2.1 Non Religious Themes

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  • Before the Renaissance, artists often included religious themes in their work. As the Renaissance started, artists started doing non religious themes, such as sculpting people in daily life. 
1.1.1.4.2.2 Painting

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  • Painting was part of the arts category as well aside from sculpting. Most artists were either sculptors or painters.
1.1.1.4.2.2.1 Raphael

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  • Raphael was an Italian painter from the Renaissance. His work is admired because it's very peaceful, smooth and has a lot of clarity. 
1.1.1.4.2.2.2 Perspective

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  • Before the Renaissance, paintings were created with little or no perspective. During the Renaissance, artists started to paint with more perspective, the paintings became more 3D. 
1.1.1.4.2.3 Sculpting

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  • Sculpting was part of the arts category as well aside from painting. Most artists were either sculptors or painters.
1.1.1.4.2.3.1 Michelangelo

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  • Michelangelo is perhaps one of the most famous sculptors from the Renaissance. His most famous works include La Pieta, Moses and David. 
1.1.1.4.2.3.2 Donatello

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  • Donatello was an early Renaissance sculptor from the Renaissance. He worked with stone, bronze, wood, and clay. 
1.1.1.4.3 Architecture

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  • Architecture was also sort of engineering. The Duomo is an example of revolutionary architecture. 
1.1.1.4.3.1 Brunelleschi

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  • Brunelleschi was the architect who designed the Duomo, which still stands proudly over Florence to this day. The Duomo symbolized a new start for architecture during the Renaissance. 
1.1.1.4.4 Literature

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  • Literature was also a big part of the Renaissance. People were interested in different sorts of languages. 
1.1.1.4.4.1 Gutenberg

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  • Johannes Gutenberg was very important to the Renaissance because he introduced the printing method to Europe. 
1.1.1.4.4.1.1 Printing/Printer

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  • Before this, people had to copy books by hand, but with the printer people could duplicate books more easily. 
1.1.1.4.4.1.1.1 Famous Printed Bible

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  • The printer led to the famous printed Bible, which was spread throughout Europe once again. Now, people could learn how to read. 
1.1.1.4.4.2 Shakespeare

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  • Shakespeare was a very famous playwright in England. He invented a lot of words that we now use in the English language. On top of this, he created a lot of unforgettable plays and characters that are still passed down from generation to generation. 
1.1.1.4.4.3 Petrarch

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  • Petrarch was an Italian scholar and poet often called "The Father of Humanism." He rediscovered some important documents and is credited for kick starting the Renaissance. 
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