How can there be such a huge gap in intellectual accomplishments between two such closely related peoples like Italians and Iberians?
Italians:Fibonacci, Lagrange, Ricci-Curbastro, Ruffini, Fubini, Peano, etc.
Italians:Galilei, Torricelli, Fermi, Majorana, Avogrado, Natta, Golgi, Malpighi, etc.
Italians:Volta, Marconi, Pacinotti, Meucci, Barsanti, Perotto, Faggin, etc.
Italians:Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Boccioni, etc.
Iberians:Retards who painted like 5 year olds.
The pattern is the same for all fields of intellectual endeavor, Iberians are consistently subsaharan african tier while Italians are the highest tier.
Are you retarded?
Pic related is universally considered one of the greatest paintings ever made.
Also Spain had writers like Lope de Vega who is also one of the best playwrights Europe has ever seen.
OP was too stupid to spend three minutes looking into Spains literary, artistic, and archetectural history.
>Spains literary, artistic, and archetectural history.
>Amadis de Gaul
>This one book literally started a genre used across Europe.
>Lope de Vega invented TWO widespread genres of literature.
>Antoni Gaudí heavily influenced modern architecture as we know it
they are no diffrent from other or current italians
>Retards who painted like 5 year olds.
Modern art doesn't care about precision and realism because there's photography for that, if you look at Guernica with attention for instance you can see the strong emotional charge that a realistic painting would not be able to convey, and also it's full of hidden meanings
Majorana was Sicilian, so "Arab" according to /int/ genetic theories
>In 1224 he founded the University of Naples, the world's oldest state university: now called Università Federico II, it remained the sole atheneum of Southern Italy for centuries.
Ok, fair enough - then he just invented the state university. I believe it's possible that Paris had one before as well, although not state-funded, which does make quite a difference.
And I'm not saying F.II gave much of a shit about Germany - but he WAS Emperor of the HRE. And not the worst one desu.
University of Paris is 1150 and HRE was somewhat irrelevant as a singular entity.
It's interesting that you would say that in the same thread where I showed that it laid the cornerstone of the modern state-funded professional education system. What would you see it do to have been more relevant, kill infidels?
And yet the University of Paris was the greatest in the world with no common measure anywhere and at any point in time.
And that's why we have cozy federalism, and you have...Paris.
Bologna was earlier, but wasn't state-founded. And when Bologna got its charter, it was from a certain Barbarossa, who as it is rumored was endowed with certain royal privileges by an Empire that claimed to be both Roman and Holy.
Oh, I think Paris is still pretty amazing. Just that it suucks the life out of the rest of France like a vampire. Much like London does with Britain. It alll has up- and downsides.
imo the advantage of a city like London or Paris is that you have a center stage that shows the country what it means to be British, French, whatever. I would imagine that is among the reason why Nationalism worked way earlier in France and Britain, and even in Vienna. And also in Austria with Vienna, and maybe Italy with Rome...the list goes on, I guess. Probably also why Germans have no "manners", there was no center stage to present a national character for quite some time. Not even saying this is all social engineering - more something like self-reinforcing social dynamics.
And the downside to this is that a center stage naturally attracts the talent and the money, which means a more uneven distribution, while Germany has all those shitty small states who all deserve their own unis and whatever, leading to a less unequal distribution. I guess this is changing now with Berlin. But it will take very long.
What Italy is known for:The Renaissance, Columbus and the discovery of the Americas, Da Vinci one of the greatest geniuses of all time, Galileo and the birth of Science, Napoleon the greatest leader of Europe in the last thousand years, Ferrari and elite racing and engineering, Gucci and the high fashion world.
What Spain is known for: Tacos and burritos.
>one of the greatest paintings ever made.