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The earliest universities in the European continent were setup in the country of

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The universities of Padua and Bologna were the two earliest universities in Europe set up in Italian towns. The earliest subject to be taught in both universities was law. Later, there was a shift in emphasis, in the context of ancient Roman culture.

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Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope

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The Gregorian calendar is an international calendar, used throughout the world. It is a solar calendar based on arithmetical calculation.

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Anatomy, geometry, physics, as well as a strong sense of what was beautiful, gave a new quality to Italian art, which was to be called

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Realism in the visual arts and literature is the depiction of subjects as they appear in everyday life, without embellishment or interpretation.

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The opening of trade between Europe and China started in the

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From the 12th century, Mongols started trade relations with China, via the Silk Route, and trade with European countries also increased. Due to this increase in trade, the Mediterranean towns developed.

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The author of the book 'The Prince' is

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Machiavelli emphasised in this book that humans were motivated due to self-interests. He wrote about human nature in the 15th chapter of his book, 'The Prince'.

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Renaissance is best known for its

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Renaissance is a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th century to the 17th century. This movement began in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spread to the rest of the Europe. Although the Renaissance saw revolutions in many intellectual pursuits, as well as social and political upheavals, it is best known for its artistic developments.

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The families that gave more importance to women during the 15th century were those of

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The position of women in the families of merchants was somewhat different from that of aristocratic families. Shopkeepers were very often assisted by their wives in running their shops. In families of merchants and bankers, wives looked after the businesses when the male members were away on work.

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In Arabic, the person who was known as 'Aflatun' was

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During 14th century, many scholars read translated ancient works of Greek writers, which had earlier been translated and preserved by Arab scholars. In Arab manuscripts, Plato was known as Aflatun and Aristotle as Aristu.

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The painting 'Mona Lisa' was made by

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Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, in oil, during the Renaissance period in Florence, Italy. Mona Lisa is named after Lisa del Giocondo, a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany, and the wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo.

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Petrarch was given the title of ‘Poet Laureate’ in Rome in

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Petrarch was an Italian scholar, poet and humanist. A major force in the development of the Renaissance, he was famous for his poems addressed to Laura. He was crowned as a poet laureate in Rome.

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