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Petrarch
First humanist who wrote love poems to Laura, imaginary ideal woman
Dante
Wrote The Divine Comedy, about heaven & hell
Machiavelli
Wrote The Prince, a guide on how rulers should rule
Giotto
Realist painter who painted St. Frances of Assisi, considered the first genius of Renaissance art
Michaelangelo
Painted frescoes on ceiling of Sistine Chapel, but preferred sculpture - stone carvings of biblical figures
Raphael
Hired by pope to paint frescoes in Vatican. Also did madonnas (of Virgin Mary)
Erasmus
Wrote "The Praise of Folly" - believed the church was too elaborate and ceremonial; worship should be done individually. DUTCH
Thomas More
Wrote "Utopia" on how world should be, if it followed true Christian principles. ENGLISH
da Vinci
The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, Vitruvian man - enhanced paintings with science
Brueghel
Painted common people in crowds - realism, secularism. FLEMISH
Durer
Wood carvings, sketch of praying hands, works focused on peasants. GERMAN
Shakespeare
Wrote works that portrayed human emotions - Hamlet, Macbeth, The Tempest. ENGLISH
Brunelleschi
Architect who constructed dome & cathedral in Florence - used mathematics to perfect perspective
Cervantes
Wrote Don Quixote - SPANISH
Donatello
Sculpted first bronze statue of David
Petrarch
First humanist who wrote love poems to Laura, imaginary ideal woman
Dante
Wrote The Divine Comedy, about heaven & hell
Machiavelli
Wrote The Prince, a guide on how rulers should rule
Giotto
Realist painter who painted St. Frances of Assisi, considered the first genius of Renaissance art
Michaelangelo
Painted frescoes on ceiling of Sistine Chapel, but preferred sculpture - stone carvings of biblical figures
Raphael
Hired by pope to paint frescoes in Vatican. Also did madonnas (of Virgin Mary)
Erasmus
Wrote "The Praise of Folly" - believed the church was too elaborate and ceremonial; worship should be done individually. DUTCH
Thomas More
Wrote "Utopia" on how world should be, if it followed true Christian principles. ENGLISH
da Vinci
The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, Vitruvian man - enhanced paintings with science
Brueghel
Painted common people in crowds - realism, secularism. FLEMISH
Durer
Wood carvings, sketch of praying hands, works focused on peasants. GERMAN
Shakespeare
Wrote works that portrayed human emotions - Hamlet, Macbeth, The Tempest. ENGLISH
Brunelleschi
Architect who constructed dome & cathedral in Florence - used mathematics to perfect perspective
Cervantes
Wrote Don Quixote - SPANISH
Donatello
Sculpted first bronze statue of David