An intellectual movement that focused on human potential and and achievements.
Not being very spiritual or religious
These people financially supported artists.
Also called a "universal man", a man was called this when he excelled in many fields.
An explosion of creativity in art, writing, and thought in Italy which lasted from 1300 to 1600.
A true "Renaissance man" who was interested in seeing how things worked, except he never finished most of his works.
His woodcuts and engravings in Germany portray religious subjects, classical myths, or realistic landscapes, all which spread due to the popularity of his work.
He was a Flemish painter who developed techniques in oil paintings that spread through Italy.
His paintings helped Flemish painting reach their peak in 1550 with his skillful portraits of a large number of people.
This improved the process of producing books by producing more quickly and cheaply.
He improved the printing process with the printing press.
He tried to show a better model of society with his book "Utopia".
He is one of the two most well known Christian humanists who thinks that people need to study the bible to improve society, which came from his most famous work, The Praise of Folly.
A Renaissance Woman, she exercised power by defending Mantua in the war.
a word that means "native language"
She is one of the first women to earn a living as a writer and was known for defending women in her books.
Humanist writer expanded ideas mainly about ______.
He is sometimes referred to as the father of Renaissance humanism.
He is best known for "Decameron", a series of realistic, sometimes off-color stories.
He wrote a book called "The Courtier" that taught someone how to become a Renaissance Man.

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