Lived until 1337. Magnificent early realist painter.
Jan 23, 1304
He lived from 1304 to 1374. Became a scholar and a teacher. He also wrote poetry like the Sonnets to Laura, an imaginary ideal woman.
Feb 23, 1401
Another realist painter. Used light and shadows to create a powerful sense of depth in his painting.
Feb 23, 1450
Became the first Europen to use movable type to print books. Used his printing press to make copies of the bible
Feb 23, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci
Lived until 1519. Was an architect, engineer, painter, sculptor, and sceintist. He made sketches of plants and animals, as well as detailed drawings of a flying machine and a submarine. Made the Last Supper and the Mona Lisa
Feb 23, 1469
Lived until 1527. Wrote the essay The Prince. He believed the government should only focus on power and political sucess. When one says that they have rutheless behavior to get a head they are known as "Michiavellian". He is considered a humanist.
Feb 23, 1475
Michelangelo lived until 1564. Was a brilliant painter. He made David, and wrote poetry.
Feb 23, 1478
Lived until 1529.. In 1528 he published his most famous book The Book of Courtier. Explains how gentlemen and gentle women should act in soceity.
Feb 23, 1483
Lived until 1520. Became so popular in Florence that the pope hired him to help beautify the Vatican. Painted the papal chambers. Knows for madonnas, paintings of the virgin mary.
Feb 23, 1488
Lived until 1576 spent most of his life in Venice. Works such as The Assumption of the Virgin known for drama and rish colors.