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  1. Father of Humanism, decided to study literary classics. Coined "Dark Ages", learned classical Latin in order to read original works. Discovered Cicero's letters, created whole new writing style to mimic Cicero's
  2. Invented Printing Press, movable type (1452). Allowed him to print 200 bibles in a year (as ornate as any hand-written one). Led to significant increase in literacy, allowed for Reformation to spread so rapidly
  3. Students that used Cicero's involvement in political causes for public classical education. Served in Florence as diplomats/worked in the chancellery office (official documentation). Took Petrarch one step further, studied Greek

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  1. Thomas More (1478-1535)Very important northern humanist, wrote Utopia (nowhere). Depicted civilization having political and economic injustices limited by having all property held in common. Highly critical of certain practices of the church, but gave his life for his beliefs. Executed by Henry VIII for refusing to take the oath regarding Henry as Head of Church of England

          

  2. MachiavelliThe Prince (1513) was the first work of modern political thought; a resume in which he tried to convince the Medici to partake in his services of diplomat/official in the chancellery. Horrified by the domination of Italian peninsula, believed that a strong ruler could expel foreigners.

          

  3. Donation of ConstantineInvented Printing Press, movable type (1452). Allowed him to print 200 bibles in a year (as ornate as any hand-written one). Led to significant increase in literacy, allowed for Reformation to spread so rapidly