Crossed the Silk Road
Invented the printing press with moveable type
Father of modern political theory and wrote “the Prince”
Leader of the Florentine Republic and one of the most important patrons of the arts
Had a talent for engraving and woodcuts.
Devised the theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun
Had political skill and strengthened England’s economy
Wrote great and famous stories and plays and was a great poet. Had a good understanding of human behavior.
Dissected dead people for his job, found that the human heart has four chambers, and wrote the first modern medical textbook.
Her and Ferdinand United Spain, and sponsored Columbus’ voyages to the New World.
Popular for his satire stories, wrote Don Quixote
Leonardo da Vinci
A great mathematician, inventor, artist, engineer, sculptor, painter, and an architect. He was brilliant and extremely smart and curious. His Mona Lisa is his most popular work.
Ambitious, religious, and said to have a bad temper. He painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and wrote 300 poems.
Created many stories of myths and Bible stories, as well as royalty. He was known for his use of color and brushwork that made his paintings come alive and show personality.