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Title: Renaissance Review


1
Renaissance Review
  • What should I know?

2
Marco Polo
  • Traveled from Italy to China
  • Worked for Kublai Khan as an explorer in China
  • A writer wrote down his adventures and turned
    them into a book
  • Made many Europeans want to travel and explore

3
Medici Family
  • Richest family in Florence
  • Bankers
  • Cosimo hired artist to make Florence beautiful
  • Valued education/built libraries

4
Humanism
  • A way of thinking that stresses the importance of
    human abilities and actions
  • history,art,poetry
  • Did not include religion

5
Dante Alighieri
  • Writer
  • Powerful book about the different stages of the
    underworld

6
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Wrote a book The Prince. It gave rulers advice
    on how to rule
  • Rulers have to focus on the here and now and not
    theories
  • Rulers sometimes have to be ruthless

7
Michelangelo
  • Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Statue of David
  • Statue called the Pieta
  • Everyone was very muscular

8
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Mona Lisa
  • Last Supper
  • Helicopter
  • Parachute
  • Studied the human body

9
Johann Gutenberg
  • A printing press with moveable type
  • Made printing books much faster and cheaper
  • More people learned to read

10
William Shakespeare
  • Greatest writer in the English language
  • Famous for his plays
  • Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet
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