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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Who is the father of humanism?

  By GK Planet Team       Sunday, 17 December 2017

Father of Humanism- Petrarch

The Italian poet Petrarch (1304-1374), or Francesco Petrarca, is best known for the Iyric poetry of his Canzoniere and is considered one of the greatest love poets of world literature. A scholar of classical antiquity, he was the founder of humanism.

Petrarch was born Francesco Petrarca on July 20, 1304, in Arezzo, Tuscany. He was a devoted classical scholar who is considered the "Father of Humanism," a philosophy that helped spark the Renaissance. Petrarch's writing includes well-known odes to Laura, his idealized love.

Humanist” is used today to mean those who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. A humanist may embrace all or most of the other approaches introduced here, and in addition, humanists believe that moral values follow on from human nature and experience in some way.

Humanism was important during the Renaissance because it was a time when people changed how they thought about humanity, art and philosophy.
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