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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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Galileo Galilei

History; Renaissance

Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the ...

Adrian Willaert

History; Renaissance

Adrian Willaert was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance and founder of the Venetian School. He was one of the most representative members of the generation of northern composers who moved to ...

Niccolo Machiavelli

History; Renaissance

Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was a founder of modern political ...

Francis Bacon

History; Renaissance

Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. Bacon has been called the creator of empiricism. His works established and popularised inductive ...

Samuel de Champlain

History; Renaissance

Samuel de Champlain was a French navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City 1608. He is ...


Art history; Renaissance

A Renaissance ideal of appearing to create art effortlessly and gracefully to demonstrate one's immense skill.

disegno vs. colorito

Art history; Renaissance

The Renaissance theoretical debate between drawing vs. color, generally divided between the Florentine and Venetian art traditions.

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