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Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Age of Exploration, & Enlightenment

Artists, Sculptors, & Architects  
Leonardo Da Vinci
Exploring Leonardo
Michelangelo
Michelangelo Buonarotti
Michelangelo Buonarotti
Sandro Botticelli
Botticelli, Sandro
 
Titian
Titian
Titian
Donatello
Donatello

Raphael
Raphael
Raphael
Holbein
Holbein, Hans the Younger
Hans Holbein: Court Painter to England's Henry VIII
Peter Bruegel 
Peter Bruegel the Elder

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Van Eyck
Jan Van Eyck
Jan Van Eyck: The Father of Oil Painting
Brunelleschi (Architecture)
Filippo Brunelleschi
Filippo Brunelleschi: High
Renaissance Architect


Durer 
Durer,Albrecht
Northern Renaissance - Albrecht Durer
 
Politicians, Rulers, & Economists
 
John Locke
John Locke  

Jean Jacques Rousseau
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Voltaire
Voltaire Biography
Queen Isabella I
Charles-Louis Montesquieu
Charles-Louis Montesquieu

Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I, Queen of England
Cosimo de Medici & the Medici Family
The Medici Family
The Medici: Artistic Patrons of the Renaissance
Medici: Godfathers of the
Renaissance

Mary I
Mary I, Queen of England



King Henry VIII
Henry VIII, King of England
Henry VIII
Henry VIII, King of England


 
Authors

Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri, Poet, Spiritual Writer
Dante Alighieri (New Advent)

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare: An Introduction
William Shakespeare

Erasmus
Desiderius Erasmus (The History Guide)
Desiderius Erasmus (New Advent)
Machiavelli 
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli
Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes

Lorenzo Medici
 Petrarch 
Francesco Petrarch
 Thomas More
Thomas More
 
Scientists
   
Rene Descartes
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Antony van Leeuwenhoek
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Sir Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon BIography

Copernicus
Nicolas Copernicus
Nicholas Copernicus

Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Biography
Isaac Newton

Johannes Kepler
Kepler
Johannes Kepler

Galileo
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei

Andres Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius

Tycho Brahe
Explorers    
Marco Polo
Marco Polo and his Travels
The Marco Polo Odyssey



Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
Francisco Pizarro
Francisco Pizarro 
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan

 
Henry the Navigator 
Prince Henry the Navigator 
Pedro Cabral
Pedro Cabral
John Cabot
John Cabot
James Cook
Vasco da Gama 
Vasco da Gama
Hernan Cortes 
Hernan Cortes Biography
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake
Religious Reformers
 
Martin Luther
Martin Luther Martin Luther and the 95 Theses
Huldrych Zwingli
Ulrich Zwingli: The Reformer of Zurich
King Henry VIII
Henry VIII
An Overview of the Reformation
John Calvin
John Calvin Biography
William Tyndale
William Tyndale

Giovanni da Verrazano
Giovanni da Verrazano


   
Inventors
   
Johann Gutenberg 
Renaissance: Printing and Thinking
Johann Gutenberg
English Bible History: Johannes Gutenberg
Filippo Brunelleschi