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    Biography of Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy on May 3rd 1469. As an Italian historian, statesman, political philosopher, and a diplomat during the renaissance, Machiavelli was a man who lived his life for politics and patriotism. As a patriotic Florentine, he was a firm believer in that Florence was the most important state, and should have a strong government, as Italy was divided into states where much political upheaval was occurring, particularly

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    in Palazzo Medici-Riccardi and it is highly ornamented. Not only by the arches and by classical Corinthian columns but also by the classical sculptures inside the peristyle and golems and medallions. As many other leading families in other parts of Italy, the Medici family were patronages of culture and arts, and they spend the family fortune to enrich Florence. Furthermore, Palazzo Medici was also the first private building in Florence that contained a private garden. Palazzo Medici is a true urban

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    The Renaissance

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    The Rennaisance The fluorishing of arts and sciences literally "rebirth," the period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce, and the invention or application

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    believe with their hand gestures.The light is natural light. Statues of Athena, disguised in Minerva, her Roman goddess appearance, and Apollo are in the background. Last Supper is in the refectory of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. Most of the figures in School of Athens are barefeet. The scene is of the last meal that Jesus had with his apostles before his crucifixion. The central figure is Jesus who is reaching for the wine and bread. The source of the light is in the middle

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    Sanzio Da Urbino

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    Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino was an Italian painter of the renaissance. The artist is one of the most well-known painters from that time period. He was born April 6, 1483, in Urbino, Italy (Biography.com 1). He was influenced by Pietro Perugino, who he served as an assistant in his teen years (Galens Swartz 295). Raphael lived in Florence in his twenties. The artist painted many “Madonnas”, or pictures of the virgin Mary, as many artists did at that time. He only lived to be 37 years old (Galens Swartz

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    Renaissance started and this time is called the middle ages and was a period of time which stretched from 500 ce to about 1350 during the middle ages the Roman Catholic church and the Pope were primary players.For over 300 years Renaissance spread from Italy to Western Europe.The way it spread was like a car moving from place to place. The main question the document is asking is “How did Renaissance change man’s view of man “? One major key term in that question is Renaissance and “this means rebirth”

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    The influence of Italian literature on Shakespeare’s work has been dealt with by many scholars. Robin Kirkpatrick discusses Shakespeare’s fascination with Italy, visible in the many references to Italian names and topography, as well as in the way he incorporates the “philosophical themes and literary aspirations” (279) of his Italian predecessors and contemporaries. Several of Shakespeare’s plays, especially The Tempest, have been analysed in the context of Italian pastoral drama. However, Kevin

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    Vespucci's Voyages

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    Vespucci was born in 1454 in Florence, Italy. In 1491 Vespucci went to live in Spain. In Spain Vespucci worked for a company that helped prepare supplies for voyages for people. During work Vespucci saw and met Christopher Columbus. He helped to gather supplies for the second and third voyages of Columbus. Vespucci was the son of a famous Italian man. Vespucci received his education by his family when he was younger mostly his uncle. When Vespucci was older he was assigned a job from the Medici family

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    Donatello was born in 1386 in Florence, Italy and was known as the most influential, individual artist during the 15 century. His full name is Niccolo di Betto Bardi and was nicknamed Donatello by his friends. He had close ties with the Medici family through the Martellis, where he had been educated in the arts. Donatello learned sculpting from the goldsmith in the neighborhood near by. The local goldsmith taught him fabrication of substances and also metallurgy. Then he had followed and was taught

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    understood the arts and sciences. On the other hand, a Renaissance woman was supposed to marry well, be loyal to her husband and give birth to boys. The most famous Renaissance man was Leonardo Da Vinci who was born on April 15th 1452 in Florence, Italy. Da Vinci was truly recognized by many to be a Renaissance child and later a Renaissance man because of his many talents. He revealed his artistic talents at the age of 17 when he was hired as a studio boy to Andrea Del Verrocchio, the leading Florentine

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