The Northern Renaissance was the Renaissance that occurred in Europe north of the Alps.
It influenced the German Renaissance, French Renaissance, English Renaissance, Renaissance in the Low Countries, Polish Renaissance and other national and localized movements
In some areas the Northern Renaissance was distinct from the Italian Renaissance in its centralization of political power
Albrecht Dürer was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
Born: May 21, 1471, Nuremberg, Germany
Died: April 6, 1528, Nuremberg, Germany
Hans Holbein the Younger was a German and Swiss artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style.
Born: 1497, Augsburg, Germany
Died: 1543, London, United Kingdom
Jan van Eyck was a Flemish/Netherlandish painter active in Bruges.
He is often considered one of the founders of Early Netherlandish painting school and one of the most significant representatives of Northern Renaissance art.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes.
Born: 1525, Son en Breugel, Netherlands
Died: September 9, 1569, Brussels, Belgium
Dutch/Netherlandish Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.
Born: October 1466, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: July 12, 1536, Basel, Switzerland
"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
Thomas More (1478-1535) was an English lawyer and scholar whose writings became famous throughout Europe in the early sixteenth century.
In 1516 the first edition of More's Utopia was published; it criticized many aspects of life in contemporary Europe and established a whole new type of writing and outlook on life
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
Christine de Pizan was an Italian French late medieval author.
She served as a court writer for several dukes
Born: September 11, 1364, Republic of Venice
Died: 1430, Poissy, France