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opened the portugese empire in the east when he rounded the cape of good hope at the tip of africa.
Vasco de gama
stood on the dhore of india and when he returned his cargo was worth 60 times what it was
after whom america is named him and Ferdinand magellan carefully explored the coastline of South America. discovered it was a whole new continent.
well educated young man who made his own religion because he couldn't stay under the same standards of God. printed the 95 theses which started a riot. German form of the bible/ argueg scripture over faith/ threatened by peasents and jews and killed them off
most famous northern humanist saw study of bible and classics as best path to reform made greek edition of New testament.
Sir thomas moore
best known english humanist and part of english ref. with the theory of the society Utopia
printed a greek edition of the new testament put all languages into one bible once.
three powerful families competed for power the Guises- catholic and bourbon and montegary- protestant
Catherine de medicis
sought allies witht the protestants and gave them unlimited freedom. to cover up her role in the assasination of a prot. leader she said there was a coup of prots comin in and 20000 were killed
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