Hi 11godfd1. Thanks for the question. I think the most important advances in this time were to do with astronomy and the way we saw our place in the universe. Although it’s not really an invention, when Copernicus came up with the idea that the Earth was not at the centre of the universe, that we in fact revolved around the Sun, he shook up the whole way we understood the cosmos! That’s a pretty awesome thing to be remembered for.
Have you got a favourite renaissance scientist/invention?
I would probably have had an Italian name like Alessandro Leonardo del Munnichio and I would like to have been famous for a later (human-race affecting) invention – the computer (the theoretical ground of which was founded by Alan Turing). Computers have helped revolutionise the human race over the last 50 years, imagine what could have been achieved in 500!