Petrarch (aug 12, 1304 – jan 24, 1374)
Francesco Petrarca, aka Petrarch, was an Italan scholar and poet during the Renaissance and is recorded as one of the earliest humanists/ the founder of Humanism, being that his rediscovery of Cicero's letters is noted as starting the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch connects to the AP theme (OS) because he insinuated a change/development in the reasoning for some pervasive facts of life in Europe and sparked an extremely dominant time period in the continent that displayed several contemporary thinkers/ ideas.
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