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Read about the lives of famous and infamous people who lived during the Renaissance period.

Galileo Galilei star
Galileo was a scientist and mathmetician in the late Renaissance. He made many great scientific and astronomical discoveries.

Grace OŽMalley, A Renaissance Woman star
Grace OŽMalley was a contemporary of Queen Elizabeth I, and remains the subject of countless books, plays, songs and poems in Irish culture.

Isabella dŽEste - First Lady of the Renaissance star
Isabella dŽEste has been compared to Jackie Kennedy for her contribution to the culture of her day.

John Donne - Metaphysical Poet star
John Donne is most commonly known as the founder of the "Metaphysical Poets." The term "metaphysical poetry" was first used by Samuel Johnson in 1744. It refers to the fact that the poetry dealt with philosophical specuation and abstract ideas, along with a great deal of irony, paradox, and strikin

Lorenzo the Magnificent star
Lorenzo deŽMedici was the original Renaissance Man before such a term every existed. Hedonist, intellectual, patron of the arts, this son of the Medici dynasty had tremendous influence during the Renaissance and is credited with sponsoring the career of Michelangelo.

Michelangelo...the poet? star
Michelangelo Buonarroti lived from 1475 to 1564. He created many fabulous and famous works of art: David, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Last Judgment mural on the back wall of said chapel, but did you know that he was also a poet?

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What makes these women influential is that they left their mark on the world in their own time and are still remembered today for their contributions.

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