The age of exploration was a period between the early 15th century that continued into the early 17th century, during which European ships traveled around the world to search for new trading routes and partners.
The activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world. The renaissance was the time of the printing press and how much it improved history.
The enlightenment was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, the "Century of philosophy." The two main english philosophers were John Locke and Voltaire between 1632 and 1778.