Objectives Who was Marco Polo and how was he influential? Why were the cities of Milan, Florence, and Venice important? How did the city of Florence rise to its position of fame? What inspired Renaissance artists and scholars?
Do whatever it takes, even if it’s evil. Terms and People Renaissance means rebirth, and refers to an artistic and scientific rise in Europe in the 1400s and 1500s. Humanism is a focus on human achievement rather than on nature or religion. Dante was a writer that chose to write in Italian instead of Latin like other scholars. Machiavelli wrote a book called The Prince, which tried to teach rulers how they should rule. Mocky-a-Velly Let me tell you about when I visited Hell!
Terms and People Michelangelo was a sculptor and painter Leonardo da Vinci was an all-around genius – scientist and artist.