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Renaissance and Reformation (c1400-1600)

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  • Dr. utr. iuris. Johannes Pirckheimer (c.1440 - 1501)
    Pirckheimer (* um 1440; † 3. Mai 1501) war ein deutscher Humanist, Nürnberger Ratsherr und römisch-katholischer Franziskaner und Priester. Pirckheimer wurde als Sohn von Hans Pirckheimer geboren und ...
  • Barbara Pirckheimer (1447 - 1496)
  • Willibald Pirckheimer (1470 - 1530)
    Willibald Pirckheimer (auch Bilibald Pirkheimer, lateinisch Bilibaldus; * 4. Dezember 1470 in Eichstätt; † 22. Dezember 1530 in Nürnberg) war ein deutscher Renaissance-Humanist, Jurist und Übersetzer, ...
  • Crescentia Pirckheimer (1475 - 1504)
  • Giovanni Leonardo Sartori (c.1500 - 1556)
    SARTORI, Giovanni Leonardo (Giovanni Leone Nardi, Giovanni Leonardi, Giovanni Leonardo Sertori). - He was born in Chieri (Turin) around 1500, a member of a family of wealthy landowners, attested from t...

Transitional period cultural, religious and political luminaries (c1400 - 1600).

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As medieval intuitions crumble, radical changes begin to take place in European society. The economy, politics, culture, and religion all undergo a kind of transformation that shapes the development of Western Civilization as it enters the “modern” era. Interestingly, the birth of modern society begins with a rebirth of classicism and ancient cultural traditions.

Human capability, ingenuity, and personality became the focus of the individual. The importance of social structure and hierarchy also became increasingly fluid. Society, though still stratified, was becoming less rigidly fixed as a hierarchy. Christian humility and sacrifice were also largely abandoned. Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and other great artists of the day took pride in their talents and works of art. The idea of Humanism emerged as well. Humanist pursuits were esteemed, and the potential of the individual was stressed. Humanism permeated literature, philosophy, art, and even politics. The secularization and rationalization of politics altered the political landscape of Europe. . . . Continued