an intellectual movement that advocated the study of history and literature as a chief means of identifying with the glories of the ancient world.
Italian scholar, poet and early humanist. His sonnets debunked the Medieval conceptions and stereotypes of people. Supposedly the first Humanist
Wrote the Decameron, a short story about the lies of people living during the Black Death. The book focused on people's responses to the plague rather than God's wrath.
Italian Renaissance humanist philosopher and scholar. Authored the "Oration on the Dignity of Man," which became known as "manifesto of the Renaissance." Man has unlimited potential, and with his free will can be anything he wants to be.
Dutch humanist and theologian. "Handbook of a Christian Knight"
English lawyer, writer, and politician. Devout Catholic who wrote "Utopia"
A renewed interest in science and experimentation and a focus on the importance of living well in the present as opposed to the afterlife as promoted by the Church.
Johannes Gutenberg created a printing press with movable type
was known as one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, as a result of his innovations in both art and science.
One of the most prominent and important artists of the Renaissance.
Famous painter and architect during the Renaissance
A political treatise by Niccolo Machiavelli, was basically a "how to be a successful national leader for Dummies"