Northern Renaissance

The Northern Renaissance

  • The leaders of the Northern Renaissance were the Dukes of Burgundy
  • The Dukes of Burgundy ruled present day Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
  • One of the largest developments that occurred in Northern Europe during the Northern Renaissance was the invention of the printing press.

German Painter: Durer

  • He was not just a painter, he was also a theorist, and printmaker
  • He was one of the first European landscape artists.

German painter: Holbein

  • Holbein was born in present day Germany in 1497 and died in 1543
  • His father before him was also an artist. His most famous work was Portrait of Henry VIII
Portrait of King Henry III

Flemish Painter- Van Eyck

  • He was painter that popularized the style of oil painting
  • His most famous painting is the Altarpiece created in the Cathedral of Ghent.

Flemish Painter: Bruegel

  • His painted out of present day Netherlands, where he created The Procession To Calvary
  • He went on to have two kids who continued on his legacy, Pieter the Younger, and Jan.

Christian Humanist: Erasmus

  • He was born in Rotterdam and both his parents were killed by the plague.
  • Erasmus created educational writings that helped replace the old curriculum of literature.
  • "My only wish is that now that I am old, I be allowed to enjoy the results of my efforts,"

Christian Humanist: More

  • More's writings became famous during the early 16th century.
  • One of his most famous writings was Utopia which insulted peoples way of life in Contemporary Europe
  • "I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first."
Sir Thomas More

Christine de Pizan

  • She was born in Italy where she became a popular author.
  • Her most famous work was a biography on Charles V
  • Pisan was the daughter of Italian scholar Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano,

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