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The Renaissance (meaning “rebirth” in Italian) was a period of time between the 14th and 17th centuries in Europe in which many brilliant artists, writers, and scientists emerged.

It all began when some guy named Leonardo Da Vinci, who was a painter and inventor, decided he was bored of the medieval art and technology. So he said, “Hey guys, let’s change things up a little!” And everyone was like, “Sure, why not?”

And just like that, the Renaissance was born.

During this time, people became big fans of humanism, which is the belief that human beings are capable of doing amazing things without the help of gods or supernatural powers. They also loved to study ancient Greek and Roman history, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good toga party?

Thanks to the invention of the printing press, people were able to share their thoughts and ideas with others, which led to some amazing discoveries. Like when Galileo Galilei looked through a telescope and said, “Hey, I see stars and planets!” Or when someone realized that washing your hands is a good idea before performing surgery.

But the Renaissance wasn’t just about science and art. It was also about fashion. Men started wearing fancy doublets and silk stockings while women were all about huge hoop skirts and corsets that made breathing optional.

Unfortunately, the Renaissance had to come to an end eventually. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still appreciate all the fancy art, cool inventions, and questionable fashion choices that came out of it.