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Definition of Renaissance

Renaissance

  1. A new birth, or revival.
  2. The transitional movement in Europe, marked by the revival of classical learning and art in Italy in the 15th century, and the similar revival following in other countries.
  3. The style of art which prevailed at this epoch.

Renaissance Quotations

When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That's when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
Steven Wright

In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace - and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles

Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.
Anne Sullivan

Not much was really invented during the Renaissance, if you don't count modern civilization.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Renaissance Translations

renaissance in Spanish is renacimiento
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