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21 Ways the Renaissance Directly Shaped the Way We Live Now

The Renaissance lasted from the 1300s to the late 1600s, and what a time it was to be alive. Even if you don't love Renaissance Faires (and come on, who doesn't?), you should definitely love the Renaissance itself. Where else can you find such an amazing blend of art, philosophy, and science? Things that happened during the Renaissance directly shaped the way we live today, paving the path that led from the Dark Ages to the modern world. Famous inventors, artists, and thinkers made sure the Renaissance influences today more than you'll ever know (at least until you read this article). 

If you're thinking that you already know all about how the Renaissance changed the world, think again. Its influences span from morning routines to how we do things in school and even how we look at entertainment. So, if you're curious about how the Renaissance shaped the world  you live in today, read on. By the end, you might be feeling a little bit more thankful for all that the great minds of that day and age did for us.