The great period of rebirth in art, literature, and learning in the 14th-16th centuries, which marked the transition into the modern periods of European history
Wrote On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres; Pioneered theory that the earth revolves around the sun; Destroyed the impression that the earthly world was different from the heavenly world; Condemned by Calvin, Luther, and the Catholic Church; Had his book published in 1543, the year of his death, to avoid ridicule from other astronomers
leonardo da vinci
epitome of Renaissance man, Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect
Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe
the movement which sought to reform certain corrupt practices of the Catholic Church and which led to Protestantism.
wrote the decameron, He was an Italian writer and was the first Renaissance humanist. In 1300s, he discovered letters written by Roman politicians and books writtn by Greek philosophers. He said that writers should use an easily understood style.
(1469-1527) Wrote The Prince which contained a secular method of ruling a country. "End justifies the means."
an Italian poet famous for love lyrics (1304-1374), one of the first to sue the sonnet, wrote about Laura
collection of stories grouped loosely within a frame story about 10 young Florentines who have fled to a country villa in the hills while the plague in the hills
Miguel De Cervantes
Spanish writer best remembered for 'Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)