Top 10 Historical Figures from Renaissance

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The Top Ten

1 Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry, ...read more.
2 Michelangelo Michelangelo Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. ...read more.
3 Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.
4 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
5 Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.
6 Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616), was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists.
7 Giordano Bruno
8 Francesco Petrarca Francesco Petrarca Francesco Petrarca, commonly anglicized as Petrarch (July 20, 1304 – July 20, 1374) was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited with initiating the 14th-century Renaissance.
9 Filippo Brunelleschi
10 Giotto di Bondone

The Contenders

11 Paracelsus

Paracelsus was a founder of the German renaissance, and one of the first modern practitioners of chemistry and alchemy. An avid critic of the dogmatic church, Paracelsus was determined to learn about ancient Pagan medical practices and find for himself which ones actually worked. He is a founder of modern science and one of the first figures in modern European history to clearly distinguish his lifestyle from the laws of the Catholic Church.

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