Renaissance:"rebirth", an era which emphasizes education, art, and critical thinking
Secular: Ideas centered on the things of their world.
Patrons: a person who supports artists, especially financially
Vernacular: Use of native language instead of classical Latin
Utopia: An ideal place where conflict, greed, and war do not exist
William Shakespeare:William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor,
Johann Gutenberg a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press.
Martin Luther:a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the Catholic view on indulgences.
Indulgence: a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins
Reformation: a major 16th-century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
Lutheran: Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teaching of Martin Luther,
Protestant: It originated with the 16th century Reformation, and it is a movement against what its followers perceived to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.
Peace of Augsburg:1555, temporary settlement within the Holy Roman Empire of the religious conflict arising from the Reformation. Each prince was to determine whether Lutheranism or Roman Catholicism was to prevail in his lands