- The Renaissance was the result of both war and plague
- The Northern Renaissance spread from northern Italy to all of Europe
- The Renaissance was the rebirth of art and learning
German Painter: Durer
- Albrecht Durer was a painter, printmaker, and theorist during the Renaissance.
- Durer kept in contact with Italian artists during his time, including Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.
German Painter: Holbein
- Hans Holbein is known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century.
- He is called "the Younger" to tell him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, a painter of the Late Gothic school.
Flemish Painter: Van Eyck
- Jan Van Eyck is known for founding the Early Netherlandish painting school and for being apart of the Northern Renaissance.
- Van Eyck was highly influential as later Netherlandish painters adopted some of his techniques.
Flemish Painter: Bruegel
- Bruegel was the most interested in realistic detail and portraying large numbers of people
- Bruegel's paintings were mainly scenes from everyday peasant life such as weddings, dances and harvests
Christian Humanist: Erasmus
- Erasmus is responsible for helping set the foundation for the study of the past.
- He created educational writings that replaced classics, but had his humanist emphasis.
- "Give light and the darkness will disappear of itself."
Christian Humanist: More
- More was a Christian Humanist who also wrote books.
- More's most famous book is Utopia, which depicts a world where everything is right.
- "I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first."
Christine de Pizan
- Was really the first woman to become a successful writer.
- Pizan questioned the difference of what men and women can do.
- Pizan produced many French books, including short stories, biographies, novels, and manuals on military techniques.