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(Historical Terms) the. the period of European history marking the waning of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world: usually considered as beginning in Italy in the 14th century

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History; Renaissance

Tiziano Vecelli was an Italian painter, born in Pieve di Cadore, in the Republic of Venice. Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits, landscape ...


Art history; Renaissance

Tintoretto was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. His work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures, and bold use of perspective in the ...

Leonardo da Vinci

History; Renaissance

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and ...


Art history; Renaissance

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western ...

William Shakespeare

History; Renaissance

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His extant works, including ...

Miguel de Cervantes

History; Renaissance

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is ...

Dante Alighieri

Art history; Renaissance

Durante degli Alighieri was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world ...

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