Why was the timing right for a rebirth, or a Renaissance, in Europe? Why in Italy?
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Answer on Why was the timing right for a rebirth, or a Renaissance, in Europe? Why in Italy?
There had been lots of political changes in Europe at that time: France, England and Spain were born, along with the empire of Charles V. America was discovered, lots of kingdoms started colonial strategies and also the church had some new, important, developments.
Now, why Italy? Italy was going through a lot of things during that time. Art and literature were at their best: Antonello da Messina,Botticelli,Brunelleschi,Buonarro… Da Vinci,Donatello and more are the biggest artist in history of humanity and they all are from this period and most of them from Florence (that's why Florence is the capital of Renaissance). In literature Ariosto,Tasso, Shakespere, Petrarca (a little earlier but we can consider him at the beginning of Renaissance)...Also the most famous sea explorers are from that time: Columbus,Bartolomeu Dias, Magellano, Vasco da Gama..
Hope this helped.
P.S.: Sorry for my English but I'm from Italy!