Famous People of the Renaissance

How much do you know about the Renaissance?
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Last updated: November 12, 2012
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Author of 'Divine Comedy'
Dante
Said to be one of the first humanists who wrote poems
Petrarch
Sculptor And artist who sculpted the Statue of David
Michelangelo
Famous artist who made very detailed portraits
Hans Holbein the Younger
One of the most important artists of the High Renaissance who painted 'Alba Madonna'
Raphael
Inventor and artist who painted the 'Last Supper' and 'Mona Lisa'
Leonardo da Vinci
A famous sculptor of the Renaissance who sculpted 'Mary Magdalene'
Donatello
Wrote 'The Prince'
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Painter who drew very detailed paintings and facial expressions
Jan Van Eyck
Wrote 'The Canterbury Tales'
Chaucer
A similar figure to Petrarch who wrote 'The Praise of Folly'
Erasmus
A writer of plays such as 'Julius Caesar' and 'Romeo and Juliet'
William Shakespeare
The inventor of the printing press
Johannes Gutenburg
An famous artist who carved woodcuts
Dürer
A famous painter who drew everyday scenes and ordinary images
Brueghel the Elder
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Level 18
Nov 13, 2012
Fixed!
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Level 20
Oct 5, 2014
I think "Holbein" should be accepted.
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Level 56
May 22, 2017
He is called gutenberg, not gutenburg
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2017
All of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are named after artists from the Renaissance.
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2017
I couldn't spell Machiavelli, so I didn't get that one.
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Level 67
Jan 23, 2020
Allow alternate spellings for Breughel?