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Renaissance

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What does the word Renaissance mean? Rebirth.
Why did the Renaissance begin in Italian city-states? Because the Italian city-states were very rich.
What were the dictators in the Italian city-states called? Signori.
What were the three most powerful Italian city-states? Florence, Venice, Rome
This school of thought was interested in the writings of the Greeks and Romans. Humanism.
Niccolo Machiavelli wrote this book on Italian politics. The Prince.
What family controlled Florence? Medici
What Renaissance city did the Pope live in? Rome.
This city was a trading center on the Adriatic Sea. Venice.
The government in Venice was run by a man with this title. Doge.
Name one piece of art by Leonardo da Vinci.
Johannes Gutenberg invented this in 1440. Printing Press.
French architects combined Gothic architecture and Roman architecture to create these castles. Chateaux
This man was the most famous Christian humanist. Erasmus of Rotterdam.
This family won the War of the Roses and made Henry VII king. Tudors.
This man wrote a book called "Utopia." Thomas More.
This man was the most famous English playwright. William Shakespeare.
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