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Title: Important People of the Renaissance and Reformation


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Important People of the Renaissance and
Reformation
  • THE KEY FIGURES

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Dante
  • Full Name Dante Alighieri
  • Job Poet
  • Famous Works The Divine Comedy
  • Value Written in Italian making it the first
    work in western literature not written in Latin.
    This opens the door for vernacular writing.

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Petrarch
  • Full Name Francesco Petrarcha
  • Job Poet, Humanist
  • Famous Works wrote many biographies of famous
    Romans
  • Value Father of Humanism. He convinced
    scholars to search the monasteries for ancient
    Latin texts so the Romans could be studied.

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The Medicis
  • Full Name Cosimo Lorenzo deMedici
  • Job Politics and Banking
  • Famous Works Paid for the Renaissance in
    Florence
  • Value They used their wealth to pay for artists
    like Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci to create
    great works of art.

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Lorenzo de Medici
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Leonardo da Vinci
  • Full Name Leonardo da Vinci
  • Job Artist, Sculptor, Scientist, Mathematician,
    Architect, Writer, and more.
  • Famous Works Mona Lisa, Last Supper
  • Value Increased the level of artwork produced on
    many levels. He also made great improvements in
    medicine.

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Michelangelo
  • Full Name Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Job Sculptor, Painter, Poet, and Architect
  • Famous Works Statue of David, Ceiling of the
    Sistine Chapel
  • Value Improved the level of sculpting and
    architecture

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Botticelli
  • Full Name Sandro Botticelli
  • Job Painter
  • Famous Works Birth of Venus, Adoration of the
    Magi
  • Value Artwork displayed major advancement of
    painting techniques.

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Machiavelli
  • Full Name Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Job Political Philosopher
  • Famous Works The Prince
  • Value His views and ideas on politics are still
    well-known and used today

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Gutenberg
  • Full Name Johannes Gutenberg
  • Job Inventor, Publisher
  • Famous Works Inventor of the printing press,
    Gutenberg-Bible
  • Value the printing press allowed books to
    printed faster and allowed ideas to spread faster
    than ever before

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Martin Luther
  • Full Name Martin Luther
  • Job Monk, Priest, Theologian
  • Famous Works Ninety-Five Theses
  • Value His ideas challenged the Catholic Church
    and led to the Reformation creating Protestant
    Christianity

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John Calvin
  • Full Name John Calvin
  • Job Pastor, Theologian
  • Famous Works Institutes of the Christian
    Religion
  • Value His ideas reformed the Church in Geneva
    and created more Protestant churches

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John Wycliffe
  • Full Name John Wycliffe
  • Job Preacher, Theologian, Translator
  • Famous Works Wycliffes Bible
  • Value He was the first person to translate the
    Bible into English

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Henry VIII
  • Full Name Henry Tudor
  • Job King of England
  • Famous Works united England and Wales
  • Value He breaks away from the Catholic Church
    in England created more Protestant churches

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