called the father of Italian Renaissance humanism; did more than any other individual in the 14th century to foster the development of humanism
Italian vernacular writer; wrote "Divine Comedy"
an accomplished painter, sculptor, and architect; one of the artistic masters of the High Renaissance; painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome
Jan van Eyck
a Flemish painter who was among the first to use oil paint; painted "Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride"
a German artist who was greatly affected by the Italians; painted "Adoration of the Magi"
English vernacular writer; wrote "The Canterbury Tales"
Christine de Pizan
French vernacular writer; wrote "The Book of the City of Ladies"; defended the nature and intelligence of women