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4th gr. Renaissance

CCS. 4th grade Renaissance

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Johannes Gutenberg a German inventor who created the printing press around 1450
printing press a system of movable letter stamps, which were inked and then pressed onto paper
William Shakespeare playwright and poet who wrote many plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth
The Courtier a famous book that was meant to shape attitudes and to encourage a variety of achievements
The Prince a famous book written by Niccolo Machiavelli containing his advice on how to govern; many think of it as the first book of modern political science
The Book of Manners a popular book published during the Renaissance that instructed the newly rich about behavior that would help them enter the social class above them
Leonardo da Vinci painter, architect, sculptor; painted the Mona Lisa,painted The Last Supper
Michelangelo painter, architect, sculptor; painted the Sistine Chapel, designed the dome of St. Peter’s, sculpted David and the Pieta
Renaissance the period of European history, beginning in the 14th century in Italy, to the 17th century, marked by a humanistic revival of classical influence expressed in a flowering of the arts, literature and by the beginnings of modern science
city-state a division of Italy including a city and its surrounding countryside
merchant a person who buys and sells goods
patron a wealthy person who supports an artist
republic a system of government in which voters elect officials to run the government and make laws
lagoon a shallow body of water, especially one separated from a larger body of water by a sandbar or reef
galley a large, flat-bottomed ship propelled by sails and oars and used in the Mediterranean Sea for war and trade
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