the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world
the 15th century in Italian art and literature
different sections of land owned by the same country but ruled by different rulers
a person who does not acknowledge your God
The Medici Family
a powerful banking family who had branch offices throughout Italy and in the major cities of Europe.
Leonardo Da Vinci
First to study and record the human body through pictures and paintings. He was a scientist, inventor, and artist. Born in Vinci, Italy on APril 15th, 1452.
Primary a sculptor whose Pieta, Mary mourning the limp body of christ across her lap, is often considered the most perfect marble carving
(1304-1374) Father of the Renaissance. He believed the first two centuries of the Roman Empire to represent the peak in the development of human civilization.
a contemporary of Petrarch and like him a Florentine, his most famous work is Decameron, entertaining tales that reflected upon the human condition.
Offered a manual for the manners of the modern gentleman, The Book of the Courtier: A gentleman is trained for polite company, poised and well dressed, skilled in arms and sports, capable of making music and conversation, a reader of the classics, a social mixer who is good humored, lighthearted, and considerate of others' feelings.
(1469-1527) Wrote The Prince which contained a secular method of ruling a country. "End justifies the means."
Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe although his criticisms of the Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther. he wrote The Praise of Folly, worked for Frobein and translated the New Testament from Greek to Latin(1466-1536)
He was a English humanist that contributed to the world today by revealing the complexities of man. He wrote Utopia, a book that represented a revolutionary view of society. (p.437)
German printer who was the first in Europe to print using movable type and the first to use a press (1400-1468)
a leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528)
It was the height of the English Renaissance, and saw the flowering of the English literature and poetry