Chapter 15

Chapter 15

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Renaissance An era of renewed interest and remarkable development in art, literature, science, and learning in Europe beginning in Italy in the 1300's
Secular Having a worldly rather than spiritual focous
Humanism A movement that emphasized the possibilities of individual accomplishment and the almost limitless potential of the human mind
Baldassare Castiglione Italian aristocrat who wrote The Courtier, which became a handbook for how to succeed in society
Niccolo Machiavelli Florentine political philosopher and statesman who wrote The Prince, which advised rulers to separate morals from politcicals
Lorenzo de Medici Ruler of Florence who was an important patron of arts and learning
Leonardo da Vinci "Renaissance man" who became famous as a painter, architect, inventor, and engineer; painter of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper
Raphael Famous painter of both classical and religious subjects and accomplished architect
Michelangelo Buonarroti Sculptor and painter famous for works such as the Sistine Chapel, the statue of David, and the design of of the dome of St. Peter's Cathedral
Johannes Gutenberg German man credited with the invention of movable type in the mid-1400's
Desiderius Erasmus
Sir Thomas More
William Shakespeare
Christine de Pisan
Albrecht Durer
Jan van Eyck Flemish painter who focused on landscapes and everyday life

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