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It was a time immediately following the Middle Ages in European civilization. The word 'renaissance' is derivative from the French word for 'rebirth', signifying how Europe came out of the dark ages, reawakening in art, culture, science, technology, and music.
It was an incredible time of beauty, blossoming with creativity and curiosity. The Renaissance era also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the growth of commerce, and the inventions of innovations such as paper, printing, the mariner’s compass and gunpowder. To the scholars and thinkers of the day, however, it was primarily a time of the revival of Classical learning and wisdom after a long period of cultural decline and stagnation.
Whilst scholars may debate over the exact timing of the Renaissance, there is little dispute that the events of the period ultimately led to advances that changed the way people understood and interpreted the world around them. It led to the rise of geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci, René Descartes, Christine de Pizan, Galileo, Dante, Milton, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Sofonisba Anguissola, and more. These names are still praised and credited today for giving us some of the best works of art and ideas ever produced. Without the Renaissance would these names have risen to prominence?
And where would we be today without them?
We hope you enjoy the Grid-wide Hunt and appreciate the gifts provided by our generous merchants, offered as reflections of The Renaissance Era.