The Age of Enlightenment
Between 1600 and 1800 there was an explosion of new ideas in Europe. Scientists (=Wissenschaftler)
made dramatic discoveries, thinkers questioned the power of their rulers and some writers challenged
(= hinterfragen) the teachings of the Church. Many people started to see the World in a new light, and
the 18th century became known as the Age of Enlightenment.
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