As the study of humanism became popular in Italy in the mid 1300s A.D., humanist teachers began to replace the clergy as the main source of education in Italy. These humanists opened schools where they taught the children of wealthy families to value the works and traditions of classic Rome and Greece.
These teachers encouraged people to write in their own languages instead of only in Latin and Greek. As a result, literary works became available to the masses of people who did not speak these old languages. New and important literary works were published in the languages of the people, helping to spread ideas throughout Europe more quickly.
You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you.
Charles L. Allen
On Dec. 10th 1901 the 1st Nobel prizes were awarded.