Major Figures in the Renaissance and Reformation
During the Renaissances there were major advances in three areas: art, science, and religion. Each of these areas had their own major figures that: art, Michelangelo Buonarroti; science, Sir Isaac Newton; and religion, Martin Luther. Each of these men were leaders in their fields and their findings and work are still relevant to this day. Each of these men can define the the Renaissance well in thier own ways.
Michelangelo was a leader in art who used new techniques to make his works more realistic, revolutionizing the quality of art at the time. He advanced the ideas of humanism through progessive paintings, poems, and sculptures.
Isaac Newton was a leader in science who expanded on knowledge of motion and forces and gravitational law. Some of his greatest achievements were his proposal of gravitational law and his three laws of motion.
Martin Luther is credited with starting and later he lead the Protestant Reformation against the Roman Catholic Church. He used the advances of the printing press to spread his ideology through publications.