Some of the key ideas of the Renaissance. According to Wikipedia The Renaissance is a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries, characterized by an effort to revive and surpass ideas and achievements of classical antiquity. Five main keys of the renaissance are Classicism, Humanism, Individualism, Secularism, and Scepticism. 

Classicism was the sudden interest of classical art. 

Humanism was the idea the you are the center of you’re universe. 

Individualism is the idea that each individual is capable of great things, and should work to accomplish those things. 

Secularism was the idea that you should have the best time you can while you’re on earth. You can do whatever you want.

Scepticism was the idea that made the Renaissance scientists think about their experiments. 

In what ways does Petrarch embody the spirit of the Renaissance? According to Lumen, “Petrarch’s rediscovery of Cicero’s letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often considered the founder of Humanism. Petrarch’s sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry.”

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