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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.Dante Alighieri
90.2%
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 inventionsLeonardo Da Vinci
88.7%
This character carved an 18-foot statue of David and painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.Michelangelo Buonarroti
88.7%
This pious character nailed 95 issues with the Catholic Church, specifically about the Sale of Indulgences, to the door of the Castle Church of WittenburgMartin Luther
87.7%
This influential political character wrote about how to gain and hold on to power in 'The Prince.'Niccolo Machiavelli
85.2%
This Genoese seafaring character was commissioned to find a route to the Indies. Instead he found the Bahamas and HispaniolaChristopher Columbus
83.5%
This powerful English family of characters ruled the country throughout the 16th centuryTudor
78.4%
This wealthy Florentine family of characters gained wealth through banking, commissioned works by many famed artists and architects and helps create the Italian RenaissanceMedici
76.1%
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 1536Anne Boleyn
72.7%
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 journeyFerdinand Magellan
71.2%
This industrious character used movable type on a printing press, revolutionizing the dissemination of thoughtJohannes Gutenberg
67.2%
This Polish astronomer wrote a book describing the movement of celestial bodies and believed in a heliocentric universeNicolaus Copernicus
64.1%
This Castilian character married the King of Aragon to unite Spain and drive out the MoorsIsabella I
60.7%
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This royal English character led the country as it defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588 and built an empire that spanned the globe.Elizabeth I
56.6%
These characters were the chief magistrates of VeniceDoge
44.7%
This character successfully found a sea route connecting Europe and Asia by going around the southern tip of Africa in 1498Vasco Da Gama
38.4%
This infamous character, the illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, was a ruthless leader in Central Italy and subject in 'The Prince'Cesare Borgia
34%
This pious character created the Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits in SpainIgnatius of Loyola
30.6%
This Portuguese character helped push exploration by creating a navigation school, financing voyages and helped initiate the Age of DiscoveryHenry the Navigator
25.8%
This Nuremberg-born character was famous for paintings of animals, portraits and woodcut prints during the German RenaissanceAlbrecht Dürer
25.7%
This nefarious character was famous for being the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish InquisitionTomas de Torquemada
21.8%
This character was an artist and architect who designed the cupola that sits atop the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in FlorenceFilippo Brunelleschi
18%
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.Girolamo Savonarola
13.5%
This early 17th century character is known as the first great female Italian artist and specialized in scenes with female heroinesArtemisia Gentileschi
8.3%
This Belgian character is the father of modern human anatomy and created one of the most influential textbooks of the era on the topicAndreas Vesalius
7%
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