Scientific communication increased immensely, inventors like Galileo challenged the old school of thought and artists created a style called realism – this was the Renaissance. It occurred in Europe from the 14th to the 16th centuries and was a time of intellectual awakening after the dark Middle Ages.

Scholars of medicine, science and philosophy challenged the intellectual views of the centuries before it and humanism emerged. Inventions like the printing press led to a greater amount of literacy. The number of colleges and universities expanded in Europe, too.

Medical scholars revolutionized research of human anatomy, historically linking their name to their work. For example, Bartolomeo Eustachi named the Eustachian tube – it runs between the ear and the nose  – after himself.

Artists of the Renaissance , Da Vinci and Botticellli, introduced purpose and linear perspective, paving the way for the great artists to come. Use this era to inspire your children to learn, question and absorb their studies =, demonstrating the importance of knowledge and growth.

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