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The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
The Renaissance, Reformation and Exploration Lesson 3 - Renaissance People
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  • 1. Italian Writers Renaissance Man: Dante Alighieri Accomplishment: Divine Comedy Description: A story/poem about heaven, hell, and purgatory Renaissance Characteristics: Classics, Humanism, Vernacular, Religious
  • 2. Italian Writers Renaissance Man: Niccolo Machiavelli Accomplishment: The Prince Description: A book about politics; told leaders how to rule, to focus on the “here and now” and not theories. Renaissance Characteristics: Secular, Vernacular, Humanism and Realism (political)
  • 3. “it is much safer to be feared than loved because ...love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails.” ― The Prince “Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” ― The Prince “Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.” ― The Prince
  • 4. Italian Artists Renaissance Man: Michelangelo - He was known as a master. He was a sculptor, painter, designed buildings and wrote poetry . Accomplishments: Sistine Chapel, David, Pieta. Description: The David and Pieta are famous statues, and the Sistine Chapel is considered one of the greatest painted murals of all time. Renaissance Characteristics: Humanism, Realism, Religious
  • 5. Italian Artists Renaissance Man: Leonardo da Vinci - A true genius of the Renaissance. He was a great painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, and engineer, mathematician. He studied anatomy, the structure of human bodies, to make his paintings more real. Accomplishments: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper Description: Mona Lisa is considered one of the greatest portraits of the Renaissance. The Last Supper depicts Jesus and his Apostles sitting together – very famous painting. Renaissance Characteristics: Humanism, Realism, Secular, Religious
  • 6. Northern Europe Renaissance Man: Johannes Gutenberg Accomplishment: Invented the Printing Press Description: Developed a printing press with movable type. He printed the Bible in 1456. Renaissance Characteristics: Helped spread Renaissance ideas.
  • 7. Northern Europe Renaissance Man: William Shakespeare - He wrote plays and poetry, and is considered the greatest writer in the English language. Accomplishments: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and many more playwrights. Description: Wrote in the English language, influencing the development of written English. Renaissance Characteristics: Classics, Humanism, Secular (some religious themes), Vernacular
  • 8. Scientists Renaissance Man: Copernicus Accomplishments: Argued that the Earth moves around the sun! Oh, and the Earth rotates on its axis too! (crazy…) Description: His theories inspired other renaissance men and their research. Galileo was able to show Copernicus was right using the telescope. Kepler agreed with the movement of planets around the Sun, but added that they move elliptically, not in a circle. Renaissance Characteristics: Humanism, Secular

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