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WHII.2b Renaissance

WHII.2b Renaissance People

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Albrecht Durer German artist of Northern Renaissance; created woodcuts, prints, and watercolor landscape paintings.
Disiderius Erasmus Dutch "father of humanism" in the Renaissance; wrote "The Praise of Folly" and criticized the corruption of the Catholic Church.
Donatello Italian artist of Renaissance; most famous for his sculptures of people and horses.
Filippo Brunelleschi Italian architect of Renaissance; designed the dome of the Florence Cathedral.
Jan Van Eyck Dutch artist in Northern Renaissance; painted "Portrait of Man in Turban" and "Arnolfini Portrait."
Leonardo da Vinci Italian artist of the Renaissance; painted "Mona Lisa" and "Last Supper"; sketched "Vitruvian Man"; called "the Renaissance man."
Medici Wealthy family that controlled banking and politics in Florence during the Renaissance; patrons of art in Italy.
Michelangelo Buonarotti Italian artist of the Renaissance; painted the ceiling of Sistine Chapel; sculpted "The David" and "The Pieta."
Miguel de Cervantes Spanish writer of "Don Quixote", the first European novel.
Niccolo Machiavelli Italian writer in the Renaissance; founder of political science; wrote about politics in "The Prince."
Pieter Bruegel the Elder Flemish artist in Northern Renaissance; painted "Hunters in Snow", "Carnival and Lent".
Raphael Italian artist in the Renaissance; painted "School of Athens" and "Madonna of the Meadow."
Sandro Botticelli Italian painter of the Renaissance; painted "Birth of Venus" and "Primavera."
Thomas More English humanist in Renaissance; advisor to Henry VIII and wrote "Utopia."
William Shakespeare English writer; wrote Renaissance literature including plays, sonnets, poems, and essays.