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Biographies of Renaissance Figures: Home

A guide to resources on influential figures of the Renaissance period.

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This research guide will help you to investigate a figure from the Renaissance era and explore how this figure exemplifies the Renaissance era, contributing both to the destruction of the medieval mind-set and the creation of the modern world. 

Religious Figures

Martin Luther

Pope Leo X

Lorenzo de Medici

Thomas More

Cosimo de Medici

Giovanni de Medici (no entry in World Book Online)