The Renaissance was a time period during the 14th century in which humanists focused on the ideas of Ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Humanism is a way of thinking about people and their place in the world. Humanism focused on writing, art and their achievements.

Who are some famous humanists ?

Johannes Gutenberg (1396- February 3, 1468 )

Born in Germany, Johannes Gutenberg was the youngest son of an upper-class merchant . In 1450 Gutenberg created the Printing Press with moveable type. This idea helped the Renaissance become more advanced in so many ways. Gutenberg created many books with his invention