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a poet from Florence; wrote The Divine Comedy

Johannes Gutenberg

developed the printing press; Gutenberg bible

Leonardo da Vinci

Renaissance scientist and artist that dissected corpses to learn anatomy and drew sketches of a helicopter before the airplane was invented; The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa


Artist that painted the Sistine Chapel in Rome and sculpted a 13-foot-tall statue known as David

William Shakespeare

Famous playwright; plays were performed at the Globe Theater; Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer's Night Dream; Macbeth

Jan van Eyck

Master of oil painting; Newly married couple standing in a formal bedroom

Raphael Sanzio

Most well known for his frescoes in the Vatican


Famous scholar and poet; father of Italian Renaissance humanism

Albrecht Durer

Greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance; best known for his engravings


the richest family in Florence; bankers and supporters of the arts

Marco Polo

His stories helped to increase people's interest in China and made many want to buy China's goods

Romans and Greeks

The people that Renaissance humanists studied to increase their knowledge of different topics


focused on the world

Wealthy merchants and old nobles

the two groups that the urban nobility blended by marriage

Canals and waterways

what Venice's streets were/are made of


governed by the people


the art of negotiating with other city-states

Florence and Venice

the two main city-states during the Renaissance

Globe Theater

the place where William Shakespeare's plays were performed

oil painting

the kind of painting that developed in the Northern Renaissance

Banking and Trade

two things that allowed for Italy's city-states to grow wealthy before the Renaissance

Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael Sanzio

Three great artists of the Renaissance

Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth, King Lear

Three of Shakespeare's works

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