Italian trader, he traveled to China and later wrote about his trip. During his time in China he served as a government official in Kublai Khan's court.
A fee that borrowers pay for the use of someone else's money.
Italian bankers and leaders of Florence. This family wanted to make Florence the greatest city in the world.
The period of "rebirth" and creativity that followed Europe's Middle Ages.
The study of history, literature, public speaking, and art that led to a new way of thinking in Europe in the late 1300s.
Italian renaissance poet, he wrote "The Divine Comedy" in the Italian language.
Italian writer and politician, he wrote "The Prince" in which he advised leaders how to rule.
A method of showing a three-dimensional scene on a flat surface so that it looks real.
Leonardo da Vinci
Genius of the Renaissance, he was a painter, sculptor, inventor, engineer, town planner, and mapmaker.
Early Italian Renaissance scholar, he wrote about the importance of knowing history.
German printer, he developed a printing press that used movable type
Renaissance writer and playwright, he is considered by many to be the greatest English writer of all time
Wrote THE DIVINE COMEDY in his native language, Italian
Leonardo da Vinci
Renaissance man; painted the MONA LISA & THE LAST SUPPER
English playwright; wrote comedies & tragedies like ROMEO & JULIET and HAMLET
Wrote THE PRINCE about politics in Florence in the early 1500s
Painted the Sistine Chapel and sculpted the David and the Pieta
A method of showing a three-dimensional scene on a flat surface so that it looks real
Leonardo da Vinci
the original genius of the Renaissance or "Renaissance Man"
painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
starting city-state of the Renaissance
Governent where people have say with who is elected based on voting
the period of European history between the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world
a person who financially supports the arts
An intellectual movement at the heart of the Renaissance that focused on education and the classics. Emphasized human beings, their achievements, interests, and capabilities.
the city considered to be the "cradle" of the Renaissance, home to the Medici family
Wrote "The Prince", a book that recommended harsh rule for princes
due to this invention, books became cheaper, easier to produce and more available.
Architect of the Il Doumo in Florence
This family ruled Florence during the Renaissance, became wealthy from banking, spent a lot of money on art, controlled Florence for about 3 centuries
A period of intense artistic and intellectual activity, said to be a 'rebirth' of Greco-Roman culture.
Perfected the moveable-type printing press
A finely woven cloth from China.
He is known as "The Father of Italian Renaissance Humanism". He was famous for translating writings into Latin.
While traveling in ____, Marco Polo saw many inventions such as paper, printing and gunpowder.
Who made the trade routes connecting China and Europe (Silk Road) safe again in the late Middle Ages?
The sea that merchants brought goods from the Middle East to Europe across
The country the Renaissance began in
Famous and ancient trade route from China to the Middle East.
the art of designing buildings
the science of building or constructing structures
An independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory
the science of government
The architect of the Dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence
writing in prose or verse that is excellent in form and expresses ideas of interest to a wide range of people