Johannes GutenbergA German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced painting to Europe with the printing press.
Jan 1, 1449
Lorenzo de' MediciAn Italian statesman, de Facto ruler of the Florentine Republic, and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of the Renaissance culture in Italy. Also known as Lorenzo the magnificent by contemporary Florentine's, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron scholar, artist, and poet.
Oct 28, 1466
Desiderius ErasmusKnown as Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch philosopher and Christian humanist who is widely considered to have been the greatest scholar of the Northern Renaissance.
May 3, 1469
MachiavelliNiccolo di Bernardo dernardo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher,writer, playwright and poet. He has often been called the Father of modern political philosophy and political science.
May 21, 1471
Albrecht DurerSometimes spelled in English as Durer or Duerer, without umlaut, was a painter, printer maker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
Feb 7, 1478
Thomas MoreVenerated in the Catholic church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist.
William ShakespeareWas an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the worlds greatest dramatic.