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Can you name these people who greatly influenced Renaissance Europe?

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This influential political character wrote about how to gain and hold on to power in 'The Prince.'
In 'The Divine Comedy', Virgil takes this author/main character on a trip through hell and purgatory, forever altering western conception of those two places.
This character was an artist and architect who designed the cupola that sits atop the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence
This pious character created the Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits in Spain
This character carved an 18-foot statue of David and painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
This pious character nailed 95 issues with the Catholic Church, specifically about the Sale of Indulgences, to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenburg
This wealthy Florentine family of characters gained wealth through banking, commissioned works by many famed artists and architects and helps create the Italian Renaissance
This powerful English family of characters ruled the country throughout the 16th century
This Castilian character married the King of Aragon to unite Spain and drive out the Moors
This Genoese seafaring character was commissioned to find a route to the Indies. Instead he found the Bahamas and Hispaniola
This royal English character led the country as it defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588 and built an empire that spanned the globe.
The expedition of this 16th century character was the first to circumnavigate the globe, though he wasn't on it, having been killed on Mactan Island during the journey
This influential Renaissance character was a military engineer, painter of the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, dissector of human corpses and designer of countless inventions
This Portuguese character helped push exploration by creating a navigation school, financing voyages and helped initiate the Age of Discovery
This industrious character used movable type on a printing press, revolutionizing the dissemination of thought
This infamous character, the illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, was a ruthless leader in Central Italy and subject in 'The Prince'
This famous character was the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of a future queen, but was beheaded under charges of treason, adultery and witchcraft in 1536
This character successfully found a sea route connecting Europe and Asia by going around the southern tip of Africa in 1498
This nefarious character was famous for being the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition
This Belgian character is the father of modern human anatomy and created one of the most influential textbooks of the era on the topic
This Polish astronomer wrote a book describing the movement of celestial bodies and believed in a heliocentric universe
This early 17th century character is known as the first great female Italian artist and specialized in scenes with female heroines
These characters were the chief magistrates of Venice
This religious character encouraged the people of Florence to destroy their luxury possessions in the Bonfire of the Vanities. He would later, ironically, be burned at the stake.
This Nuremberg-born character was famous for paintings of animals, portraits and woodcut prints during the German Renaissance

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