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Machiavelli
wrote The Prince
Cervantes
wrote Don Quixote de la Mancha
Gutenberg
printing press
Routes of trade
major increase in trading;
-new trade routes to the east and discovery of the new world
-led to increase in money
Raphael Sanzio
painted "The School of Athens"
Nicholas Copernicus
bold and shocking belief that earth and all planets revolved around the sun
Galileo Galilei
improved telescope and supported Copernicus
Shakespeare
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"; "Romeo and Juliet"
Reformation
1500s; a change in religious life brought by a split in Christianity; religion lost a lot of its power
The Medici Family
controlled much of the banking system in Florence
Pope Julius II and Rome
hired most famous artists of the time (including da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael) to work on projects in Rome
Martin Luther
leader of the Protestant Reformation; wrote "95 Theses"
Renaissance
1400-1600s; french word, means "rebirth";
-modern history;
-rediscovery of the culture from Greece and Rome
-Italian writers, painters and sculptures; modelled works after Greek and Roman styles
John Calvin
believed in a very strict way of life to worship God
(NOT!!!)
Castiglione
wrote a book called The Courier that told about life in a duke's court; it explained what qualifications nobles should have; term "Renaissance Man"
Leonardo da Vinci
painted "The Last Supper" and the "Mona Lisa"; first machine gun, adjustable monkey wrench, etc.; ideas for tanks, subs, airplanes, and parachutes
Michelangelo Buonarotti
painted celing of Sistine Chapel; sculpted the "Pieta"