Johannes Gutenberg and Donatello:Two Important Figures of the Ranaissance

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Research Paper The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the period from the 14th to 17th century. The purpose of The Renaissance was to “rebirth”. The Renaissance period was to gain knowledge and explore more about life,science,literature and music. Two figures that impacted this period in numerous ways were Johannes Gutenberg and Donatello. Donatello was an early renaissance Italian sculptor who lived in florence. Johannes Gutenberg was a printer and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. These two figures had effects on Science/Technology, effects on art, and effects on culture/society. Donatello and Johannes Gutenberg are two figures with opposing views that profoundly challenged and shaped political thought. However, Johannes Gutenberg's contributions to political theory have stood the test of time and continue to shape to contemporary world. Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, known as Donatello was born in Florence, Italy in 1386 and died at the age of eighty years old in Florence December 13, 1466. Donatello was an Italian Sculptor. Donatello was taught at young age the fabrication of metals. At the age of 17 Donatello was working for Lorenzo Ghiberti . Donatello never got married and had no children. When Donatello became older he became a humanist. Johannes Gutenberg was born in Mainz, Germany in 1395 and died at the age of seventy February 3, 1469 in Mainz Germany. Gutenberg was the son of patrician of Mainz. Gutenbergs father was FrIele Gensfleisch zur Laden. In 1428 his family was exiled from Mainz in the course struggle between the guilds of that city and the patricians. In 1440 Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press. Johannes Gutenberg had a great impact on th... ... middle of paper ... ...invented the printing press in 1445. This changed the lives of people all over the world. Books helped us to prosper in learning..The printing press made possible the for us to gain of knowledge of all sorts such as religious,scientific,academic and political. Gutenberg made it possible for us to read and write in todays world. Works Cited Bellis, Mary. "Johannes Gutenberg - Printing Press." About.com Inventors. About.com, 20 Dec. 2013. Web. 09 Feb. 2014. "Donatello Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2014. "Renaissance -- Printing and Thinking." Renaissance -- Printing and Thinking. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2014. "ThinkQuest : 404." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2014. Book Source Encyclopedia De-GA Biography Encyclopedia Jh-Km Biography www.ebscohost.com student research center

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