Francesco Petrarch - A Humanist

Francesco Petrarch - A Humanist

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  • Francesco Petrarch
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  • Francesco Petrarch, a Florentine who lived in the 1300s, was an early Renaissance humanist. In monasteries and churches, he found and assembled a library of Greek and Roman manuscripts. Petrarch also wrote literature of his own.
  • My name is Francesco Petrarch, and, through my efforts and those of others encouraged by my example, the works of Cicero, Homer, and Virgil again became known to Western Europeans. I also wrote literature of my own including my "Sonnets to Laura," love poems inspired by a woman I knew only from a distance, which greatly influenced later writers. This piece of work makes me a humanist because it affects the future, allowing progress to happen in order to improve our world throughout the generations.
  • Humanism is focusing on enjoying the present and improving everyday to make the future even more amusing. It is using all of the knowledge present to create a brighter future. Humanism is moving forward in life. I, Ema Dono, believe that Francesco Petrarch is a humanist because his works and actions improved the future for himself and so many others after him. 
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