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Famous Renaissance People

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Vesalius
Studied anatomy; wrote ON THE STRUCTURE OF THE HUMAN BODY
Queen Isabella I
Unified Spain; expelled Jews from Spain; sponsored Columbus
Shakespeare
English playwright; wrote comedies & tragedies like ROMEO & JULIET and HAMLET
de Medicis
Family that ruled Florence for 3 centuries
Cervantes
Soldier, slave, author; wrote DON QUIXOTE
Gutenberg
Perfected the printing press
Dante Alighieri
Wrote THE DIVINE COMEDY in his native language
Copernicus
Scientist whose theory said that the earth revolves around the sun
Leonardo da Vinci
Renaissance man; painted the MONA LISA & THE LAST SUPPER
Machiavelli
Wrote THE PRINCE about politics in Florence in the early 1500s
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen during England's Golden Age
Michelangelo
Painted the Sistine Chapel & sculpted DAVID and THE PIETA
Galileo
Studied gravity & perfected the telescope