Changes during the Renaissance and the Reformation

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By Simon D.

What changed during the Renaissance and reformation?

Many things changed during the Renaissance and reformation. The peoples’ prospective changed due to the major changes that came about. The three main things that changed were art, religious views, and the printing press. Each one of these changes made a significant difference in shaping the future of the world. At that period of time people had conflicts on whether these changes were good choices. One of the first changes that happened was in art. Artist of that time started painting more of their feeling than doing paintings of relics. This started a new era in art. Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo were well known artist of that time. Da Vinci was best known for the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The helicopter was based off of the drawings of Da Vinci’s flying ships. Michelangelo was best known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He was also known carving statues, his most famous one is the statue of David. Another thing that changed was the religious views. The Catholic Church were making money by selling indulgences, which was a paper that was said if you bought it; it would get you or a loved one out of purgatory. Things changed after a Monk named Martin Luther spoke his mind. He wrote a 95 thesis, which held all of his complaints about the Catholic Church. As his thesis spread people started to not buy indulgences, which meant the churches weren’t getting any money. Later the treaty of Augsburg was signed which allowed princes to follow either Martin Luther or the Catholic Church. The final change was by the printing press. It was invented by a man named Johannes in the 1600’s. The printing press helped countries come together by sending out important news. The printing press also bought countries together. It also sent out Martin Luther’s 95 theses which spread all over Europe. Without it Martin Luther’s movement wouldn’t have been heard of and all of his great...
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