Apr 6, 1420
RaphaelRaphael was an architect and an Italian painter. His work is, "admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur." (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica) One project he is famous for is The School of Athens and Sistine Madonna. There is a place called the Raphael Rooms which is a part of The Vatican Museums. It is famous for its frescoes, painted by Raphael and his workshop which mark the High Renaissance in Rome.
Jul 9, 1441
Jan van EyckJan van Eyck was a painter. He was a significant artist out of Early Northern Renaissance artists. Eyck introduced what became Early Netherlandish paintings. He also invented oil painting. Oil painting is very popular and is still used nowadays.
Feb 3, 1468
Johannes GutenbergJohannes Gutenberg was a German inventor. He developed the printing press/movable type which is what modern printers evolved into. Modern printers are used daily worldwide. He then used it to make one of the Western world's first printed books, the “Forty-Two-Line” Bible. Movable type had been used in Asia for hundreds of years before his discovery but he had made it easier to use which allowed it for easier production.
May 2, 1519
Leonardo Da VinciLeonardo Da Vinci had many talents. He was an engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, architect, draughtsman, and painter. He is mostly known for his famous paintings. One of them is The Mona Lisa. The Mona Lisa is held at the Louvre Museum in France and is worth $908 Million.
May 24, 1543
Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus was many things. He was a Renaissance polymath, a mathematician, and most importantly an astronomer. He came up with the Heliocentric model or the Copernican heliocentrism. It is the theory that the Sun is at the center of the universe and not the earth which was believed at the time. Today, the heliocentric model is still used and has been proven to be true.
Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei was an astronomer, engineer, and physicist He is often referred to as the "father" of modern physics, astronomy, and modern science. He made many contributions to the development of scientific methods, motion, and astronomy. Galilei accepted Nicolaus Copernicus Heliocentric method which is a theory that the Sun is at the center of the universe and not the earth which was believed during their era. He proved this method to be correct by many observations on his telescope.