Saint Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)Saint Bridget of Sweden was a patron saint ofEurope and she is the most famous Swedishsaint. She was known her charity and she wasvery religious and founded the orderBridgettines. The Bridgettines still exists todayand many women were influenced by her lifeand religious beliefs.She is a role model for many women becauseshe left all her children and everything shehad and went to Italy. When she came to Italyand she wanted to talk to the pope but hewas not there so she waited for 18 years sothat she could make a new order (theBridgettines.) She also wanted to make a newmonastery but she did not have time to do it. This is Saint Bridget of SwedenBut when she died her daughter fulfilled hermission and 1384 the monastery inauguratedin Vadstena.
Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468)Johannes Gutenberg invented theprinting press. It made it easierfor many people to read thebooks that got written. Thepeople who used to write thebooks for hand did not have to dothat anymore.He made many people startreading and spreadingknowledge. If JohannesGutenberg had not come up withthis no one knows when it would This is Johannes Gutenberghave happened.
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)Christopher Columbus was an explorerthat found America. People wherealready there and actually there whereVikings in North America beforeChristopher. But anyway it was verynew to go so long away. He encouragedother people to also travel. Morepeople got interested in travel.That made an impact on us becausewhen Christopher came back fromAmerica more people went there andthey made themselves at home thereand more and more people went there.So now are there many white peoplethere. Before where there only Indiansthere. This is Christopher Columbus
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)Leonardo da Vinci was a famouspainter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and a writer.You can say that he was a genius.He changed the world we live intoday by inventing so many thingsthat we can use now.If Leonardo da Vinci had not madeall these inventions and we hadnot found the plans we might havebeen much more after in thedevelopment of the world and allthe thing around us as we are now. This is Leonardo da Vinci
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)The change Nicolaus Copernicusdid was to discover that the sun isin the middle of the universe andnot the earth as the churchthought. He made a rebellionagainst the church.This discovery Nicolaus did madean impact on science and on usbecause, when other peoplelooked in the telescope after himthey saw that he was right. Soknow we know how the universereally looks like. This is Nicolaus Copernicus
Michelangelo (1475-1564)Michelangelo was a famouspainter, sculptor, architect, engineer and poet in the renaissance. Hemade many beautiful paintingsand sculptures. He was a veryskilled artist. Michelangelo had abig influence on later artists andpainters.We care about it today because This is a sculpture made bymany people see his art today and Michelangelo. It is called ‘Pietà’.get influenced by his wonderfulcreatings.
Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521)Ferdinand was an explorer. Hewas the first explorer that wentbetween the Atlantic ocean tothe Pacific ocean. He also toldabout new animal species.That made an impact on theworld because they found newplaces and if he had not wentthere who knows when anybodywould have. It is also importantfor people to know how theworld is looking. If they did not This is Ferdinand Magellanknow that it might be hard.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)Martin Luther didsome changes. He wasan icon of theprotestantreformation. He alsotranslated the bible sothat people that couldnot talk Latin couldread the bible to.He made a big impactespecially in Swedenwhere I am from.Sweden gotprotestantic becauseof him. This is Martin Luther
Gustav Vasa (1496-1560)Gustav Vasa was a Swedish king in the renaissance.He was king from 1523 until 1560(when he died).He invented the monarchy by succession. GustavVasa was the first monarch of house of Vasa. TheVasa house was the royal house 16th and 17thcentury. The change he made was to cut the tiesto the Catholic church and he seized all thechurches around Swedens stuff, belongings andland and gave it to the state. He united Sweden toa good and strong nation. Some people say thatThrough his effort Sweden got reborn.He made an impact on Sweden when he squishedthe Catholic Priests away and took all the churchsbelongings away and took them to Stockholm. If hehad not done this Sweden might be Catholic evennow. Sweden got protestantic because of him andsome influence from Martin Luther. This is Gustav Vasa
Sofonisba Anguissola 1532-1625She was the first female painter that was established and well known. The change she did was to encourage other women to paint. Some of the women that were encouraged to start painting was Irene di Spilimbergo and LavianaFontana. Both of these two painters got an established and successful career. I think that if Sofonisba Anguissola had not lived or started painting other women at that time had not get encouraged to start painting. Ithink it is very important with justice and I think it is not justice if there This is Sofonisba Anguissola are only manly painters, as there was at the time.
Elizabeth I (1533-1603)Elizabeth I was a queen inEngland. When Elizabeth cameto the throne England was apoor country which wasalmost getting concurred bySpain. But when she diedEngland was a rich andpowerful land and its navy wasamong the strongest.We care about it because nowEngland is a strong countryand it might not be as strong ifElizabeth had not done thesethings for England. This is Elizabeth I
Galileo Galilei (1564-1652)Galileo was mathematician, physicist andastronomer. He made a change when hesupported Nicolaus Copernicus with histheory about the universe. He was verybrave because he knew he was going to getpeople angry at him.He made a lasting impact on the worldbecause he was supporting NicolausCopernicus with his belief that the sun wasin the middle of the universe and not theearth. He supported him even thoughNicolaus had formulated nearly seventyyears ago. That made people believe morein what Nicolaus was saying and now theyknow how it really is. This is Galileo Galilei
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)The change Shakespeare didwas to use a new way ofwriting books and plays.Some of the plays he didwere Hamlet and Romeoand Juliet.The impact William made onus today was to share histalent with us so that we canuse it now. He was verygood at what he did andmany people talk about himso we remember him. Weremember him because hemade very good plays. Now This is William Shakespearewe use his ideas and playsand make them different.
Giordano Bruno (1548-1600)Giordano Bruno was aphilosopher, mathematician andastronomer. He is a symbol for theright to express new ideas andknowledge. He thought that that thesun was a star like all other stars inthe universe. He also thought thatthere were other planets just likeearth.This made a lasting impact on usbecause he became a martyr for theright to express ideas that are This is Giordano Brunos statue onagainst the ruling order. I think he Piazza Campo de Fiori in Rome. I livedwas good because he said what he at Piazza Campo de Fiori when I livedwanted and stood up to other in Rome so I saw this statue every day.people (the church.)