Name: key main Ideas of the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution The Beginning of the Renaissance

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Copernicus and Vesalius Through observation and fresh thinking, scientists Copernicus and Vesalius dramatically increased human knowledge. Copernicus discovered that Earth and other planets in our solar system revolve around the sun, not Earth. Vesalius’ studies of anatomy and his detailed drawings changed how people understood the human body.

Isabella I and Elizabeth I Queen Isabella and Queen Elizabeth were strong leaders who supported the arts and encouraged exploration. Both monarchs improved their nations and financed important explorations that increased Europeans’ knowledge of the world.

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