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THE Renaissance Man
Developed scientific method
Leader of the Golden Age of Athens
Won French Huguenot wars, became king but converted to Catholicism
Prussian Prime Minister who navigated the unification of Germany
First king of Italy
Elizabeth's successor, Scottish Catholic king with a nasty dynasty
Leader of the Reign of Terror and fan of head removals
Conqueror of Greece and father of another famous conqueror
First historian, wrote Greek account of the Persian Wars
Philosophe, writer of the Encyclopedia
English playwright
Restored king of England after the Commonwealth
French Emperor, general, conqueror, and dessert
Inspiration to explorers everywhere. Or at least 15th century Europe
Absolute monarch who launched the Spanish Armada
French political philosopher who admired checks and balances in government
Reformation alternative in Switzerland
Dictator of Rome, conqueror, hero
Italian scientist who invented the telescope
Athenian reformer responsible for democracy
Conqueror from Macedonia
Jerk of an English king who caused a civil war and lost his head
Great patron of Renaissance Italy
This king was so bad, they had to bring in a Dutch guy to replace him
One of the brothers who fought for the plebs, but caused a civil war
Italian political philosopher; the ends justify the means
Puritan general in English Civil War, ruler of the Commonwealth
French philosopher who believed in liberty, rights, and education
Created common law system of justice in the Middle Ages
English political philosopher, believed in revolution and natural rights
Flemish Renaissance master painter of humanistic themes!
German monk who had 95 problems with the Church
Roman emperor who divided the empire into East and West
Pope who won investiture controversy and weakend the HRE
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Minister to French kings and creator of absolute monarchy in France
French sun king, built Versailles
Italian architect in Florence, likes domes
King who called the Estates General and lived (well, didn't live) through the French Revolution
French philosophe who criticized slavery and the Church (and the HRE)
First emperor of Rome
Founder of Christianity
Invented the steam engine
Expanded French royal power in the high Middle Ages
French philosopher who believed in the power of human reason
The German Leonardo, painter who diffused Renaissance culture to the north
French peasant girl who rallied the troops to victory in the Hundred Years War
English queen who made a religious compromise
Prussian king who expanded the military
First Christian emperor of Rome
Inventor of communism
First European to sail to India
Italian sculptor (David) and painter (Sistine Chapel)
Austrian (Holy Roman) Empress in the Age of Absolutism
English philosopher for womens' rights
Founder of Anglican church
Greek philosopher
Germanic king, crowned emperor in 800
Polish scientist known for his heliocentric model of the universe
Sardinian Prime Minister who united Italy
Greek mathematician who liked music and triangles
Austrian Foreign Minister who led the Congress of Vienna
Egyptian empress and temptress who loved her Roman men
Frankish king; uniter and Christian convert
Catholic half-sister of two Protestant monarchs
Loser of investiture controversy, was excommunicated
Author of Leviathan, a work of political social contract theory where men are equal and evil
English economist who invented capitalism
Greek playwright, Father of Tragedy
Early Christian missionary who brought the new religion to Rome

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