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Technology Reference library
...numerals. 1453 Johann Gutenberg introduces movable type in printing. 1504 Amerigo Vespucci recognizes New World is not Asia. 1510 Leonardo da Vinci proposes water-driven turbine and many other science concepts. 1521 Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation confirms Earth's size. 1543 Nicolas Copernicus publishes De Revolutionibus , heliocentric theory. 1568 Gerhart Mercator's map projection for sailors and explorers. 1600 William Gilbert explains Earth's magnetism. 1608 Galileo improves telescope, advances ideas on gravity and motion. 1609 Johann Kepler...
Belief Systems Reference library
...and competitiveness. It can hardly be immaterial to this rebirth that Erasmus was in these years overseeing the publication of the works of Aristotle and other Greek authors. For the first time, these books were set in the movable type developed a few decades earlier (the Gutenberg Bible dates from 1456 ). Whatever its ultimate causes, the pride of the new age was evident in Michelangelo, both in his defiant David ( 1504 ) or in his sternly judicial Moses ( 1515 ). In literature, Shakespeare puts it best, in Hamlet ( 1600 ). In a gloomy humor,...