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Important People of the Renaissance

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We couldn't have done all the change by ourselves of course we had the help of others who were interested in becoming wealthy, learning about the world around them, or even contributing to the "rebirth". 

William Shakespeare

William Shakespare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. He may have taught at a school but we are unsure. We do know that he traveled to London to work on becoming an actor. He was apart of the Globe, which was the most famous theatre. He beacme the most popular dramitist, but he looked mainly to poetry not playwriting.He wrote The Sonnets of Shakespeare , which consisted of 154 sonnets. He also wrote 30 plays mainly in the four categories: histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances. Wrote Romeo and Juliet, in 1596. Wrote for plays such as: Julius Ceaser, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Anthony and Cleopatra. Only 18 plays were actually publised. He died on April 23, 1616.


Albert Durer

Albert was born in the city of Nuremberg on May 21, 1471. His family were Hungarian goldsmiths. During his lifetime he made three long trips: in 1494 and from 1505-1507 to Italy, and from 1520-1521 to Antwerp and the Netherlands. He was an author and he painted and engraved. He did engravings that showed Holy scenes following the Reformation of the Bible.

Inigo Jones

The time of Inigo Jones was known as the "Inigo Jones Period.Inigo Jones and his followers we known for building and desigining masions built during the early Renaissance.He raised English architecture from its decline after the failure under the rule of James I. He also created an elevated and purified school. His art helped other artists perfect their techniques. 

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo was an important person of art during the Renaissance. He left an amazing legacy in his paintings and in his engineering also. He had works such as the "Mona Lisa" and "Sto John the Baptist". His work influenced the Renaissance movement and influenced two artists in particular, Michaelangelo and Rapahel. His ideas as well as extrodinary techniques he showed his paintings and sculptures ensured his reputation.


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