Renaissance Key Figures

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  1. Jan Van Eyek
    • - (1380-1441)
    • - Famous artist- leading painter of his day
    • - brought unprecedented realism to medieval art
    • - pictoral illusionism - mimicked reality even though he was northern European
    • - rivaled great Italian masters even though he was northern European
  2. Nicolas Copernicus
    • - (1473-1543)
    • - mathematician and astronomer
    • - made the heliocentric model mainstream 
    • - Quantity theory of money
    • - "Renaissance man" - studied law, math, astrology
  3. Leonardo Da Vinci
    • (1452-1519)
    • - Leonardo was an illegitimate child and did not come from nobility
    • - "Renaissance man" gifted in many areas
    • - Combines art and science/mathematics
    • - Embodies all aspects of the renaissance: The search for perfection, studied many areas, wanted to know why things happened
  4. Raphael Sanzio
    • (1483-1520)
    • - Painted school of Athens
    • - Used Paegan Imagery
    • - Architech of St. Peter's Bascillica
    • - Realistic depiction of emotion
    • - Mathmatically/Artistically perfect and balanced
  5. Sandro Botticelli
    • (1445-1510)
    • - Became an apprentice at 14 years old
    • - Got to know the Medicci family
    • - Made a fresco in the Sistine Chapel
    • - Greek myths "The Allegory of Spring," "The Birth of Venus"
    • - Illustrated "Dante's Inferno"
  6. Andrea Mategna
    • - 1431-1506
    • - Painter, master of force perspective
  7. Andreas Vesalius
    • - 1514-1564
    • - An esteemed anatomist
    • - Wrote famous book "On the Fabric of the Human Body"
    • - Performed autopsies
    • - He challenged Gaelan, the supreme physician a the time
  8. Michelangelo
    • - 1475-1564
    • - Came from modest beginnings, his father was often employed and his family did not have a great fortune
    • - The greatest artist of his lifetime
    • - Sistine Chapel (1507-1512)
    • - Most of his projects were for the church
  9. Niccolo Machiavelli
    • - 1469-1527
    • - Wrote "The Prince" a book on how to gain and keep power 
    • - One of the first writings of modern philosophy
    • - "The ends justify the means"
    • - Influenced Thomas Chromwell, cheif minister for Henry VIII
    • - King Henry used Machiavellie's philosophy to deal with the Grace
  10. Thomas More
    • - 1478-1535
    • - Lawyer, philosopher
    • - Highly educated, religous
    • - Wrote "Utopia" - Invented utopian and dystopian literature
    • - Progressive, wanted all his children to be educated, even the girls
  11. Francais Drake (1540-1596)
    • - English pirate
    • - Sent to reek havok on other colonies
    • - Destroyed Spanish colonies
    • - Golden Hind, only ship to make it to the Pacific Ocean
    • - 1rst to navigate the globe
  12. Francois D'Aguilon (1567-1617)
    • - Jesuit
    • - Taught geometry
    • - Sterographic technique for creating the illusion of depth in any image by stereopsis for binocular vision
    • - Used to create architechture
  13. Luca Pacioli
    • - Esteemed teacher/university professor
    • - "The Father of Accounting"
    • - Major contribution - Summa de Arithmetia Geo
    • - Double entry accounting system for traders
    • - Rule 72- Basis of Logarithms
    • - Compount interest
    • - Publicized latin mathmatics into the common Italian language
  14. Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
    • - Born in Ireland
    • - "Father of Chemistry"
    • - Natural Philosopher, Chemist
    • - With Hook studies air and transmission of sound
    • - "Boyle's Law" - Pressure of heat and air
    • - Helped found "The Royal Society of London"
    • - Embodies the pursuit of knowledge and universalness
  15. Gallileo Galilei (1564-1642)
    • - Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher born in Florence
    • - Improved the Dutch telescope (1609)
    • - Contributed to the development to heliocentrism
    • - Observed and recorded other celestial bodies
    • - "Father of Modern Science"
  16. Ben Jonson
    • - Came from humble beginnings
    • - Famous playwrite
    • - Wrote "Every man in his Humour
    • - Contreversial subjects, artistic personality
    • - Got in trouble from the church, government
    • - Used play and poetry to make social commentaries on their society
  17. Antonio De Cabezon
    • - One of the most important Spanish composers of his time
    • - Employed by Queen Isabella
    • - One of the first to use theme and variation
    • - Embodies innovation and furthering the advancement in music

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