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  • Beautiful City By Its Artistic Guilds
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    Life in A Renaissance City '... the most varied forms of human development are found united in the history of Florence, which in this sense deserves the name of the first modern State in the world, ' (Burckhardt) Florence was the birthplace of the renaissance and the perfect example of a renaissance city. The city was founded during the Roman Empire but didn't become important until the time of the renaissance. They had guilds, the patronage system, spectacular architecture, and was the home to ...
  • Leonardo
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    1452-1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist, probably the supreme example of Renaissance genius. Born in Vinci, Tuscany, he was the illegitimate son of a Florentine notary and a peasant girl. His precocious artistic talent brought him to Verrocchio's workshop in 1466, where he met Botticelli and Ghirlandaio. The cut mi nation of his art in this first period in Florence is seen in the magnificent, unfinished Adoration of the Magi (Uffizi), with its character...
  • Lorenzo De Medici
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    Florence 1453. Politics were stable, artists and intellects flooded to the city, commerce was booming, the city was being beautified, and in the midst of all this greatness grew the strength and power of the Medici family. The Medici's considered themselves to be Florentine royalty although it was their wealth, and thus, power that elevated the family to their status. All of this took place during the Renaissance which saw a revived interest in the arts, it was a time of movement, forward thinki...
  • Duke Of Milan
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    Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was an all around Renaissance Man, who accomplished many things during his life. He was a celebrated painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and inventor. Innovations of his paintings influenced Italian art a century after his death. His scientific studies such as anatomy, optics, and hydraulics led to the development of modern science. He was born in a town in Tuscany, near Florence. His dad was a wealthy Florentine notary, and his mom was peasant w...
  • Leonardo's Sculptural Projects
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    Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the greatest man in history, invented thousands of things including the helicopter, tank and portable bridge. Leonardo was not only an inventor, but a sculptor, an artist and an architect. He was born 1452 in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany. His father was a wealthy notary and his mother a peasant woman. In the mid 1460's the family moved to Florence here he was given the best education Florence could offer. He advanced rapidly socially and intellectually. He was v...
  • Florence Benvenuto Cellini
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    Benvenuto Cellini Born: 1 November 1500, Florence Died: 14 February 1571, Florence BENVENUTO CELLINI was one of the most larger-than-life figures of the Italian Renaissance. A celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, author and soldier, but also a hooligan and even a killer. The son of a musician and builder of musical instruments, Cellini's first major brush with the law came as an early teenager. He was banished from his native Florence for his alleged role in a fight. As a result, he received his earl...
  • Florence And The Other Nurses
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    Florence Nightingale helped make hospitals cleaner and more efficient, she helped make nursing an important, respected profession, and helped change the world around her into a better, more caring place. Would you like to be in a dirty, smelly hospital with fleas and rats Would you want to have a nurse care for you who knows nothing about diseases or nursing Well that's the way it would be-if it wasn t for a woman pioneer set out to improve hospital conditions. That woman was Florence Nightingal...
  • Cosimo De Medici
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    The Medici of Florence Jason N Wessels HST 403, Mr Reed Harris-Stowe State College, Spring 1998 1 Introduction The Medici Family ruled over Florence for four generations at the center of the Italian Renaissance. They commissioned some of the world's most celebrated works of art, and propelled Italian thought and philosophy to new heights. They began the first mass movement in Western Europe of examining the past, its antiquities and languages. Politically The Medici were influential and played a...
  • Olympics
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    Florence D. Griffith nicknamed Dee Dee, Was born on December 21 195. She grew up in a project in Watts, a poor section in Los Angeles California. Florence had 11 brothers and sisters. She would often ask why there were so poor Her mother would tell her that they were rich as a family Florence was stubborn as a child. Sometimes she would go for days without speaking to anyone. She just read her books. She loved poems. Florence always wanted to stand out and be her own self. She had her own ideas ...
  • 1641 Evangelista Torricelli
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    I chose to do my report on Evangelista Torricelli. The reason I chose to do him is because he is both Italian and male. I am also both Italian and male which would be my connection to him. Evangelista Torricelli is an Italian mathematician and physicist. He was born in Faenza on October 15, 1608. And died in Florence on October 25, 1647. Torricelli was educated at the Jesuit College of Faenza, where he showed such great aptitude for the math and sciences. There he met Castelli, the favorite pupi...
  • Attitudes Of Progress For Cities Like Florence
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    Revolution in Expansion In Florence, and also in the surrounding cities, the Renaissance was a time of awakening and rebirth. A time of examining the present and looking towards a future that would turn out to seem entirely different from the past, but at the same time hold striking similarities. How was this possible The transformations in Florence began with new attitudes and new priorities in the minds of her citizens. At the beginning of the period that we call the Renaissance, many cities m...
  • Florence The Greatest City In The World
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    It is abundantly clear how Leonardo Bruni feels about the city of Florence. In Panegyric to the City of Florence, he expresses nothing but the highest praise for the city. Every aspect of Florence is backed by a clear reason why it is the best, and there is no other city in the world that can compare. According to Bruni, Florence has extraordinary beauty, architecture, geography, history, government, and people. This, of course, is only one persons opinion. In the diaries of Buonaccorso Pitti an...
  • Early Renaissance And Civic Humanism
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    The Early Renaissance, starting in Florence, was the birth place for which civic humanism grew out of. Civic humanism can be seen through the literature and art of Florence. People like Salutati and works of Bruni and Ghiberti clearly exude this movement. Civic humanism was begun by Salutati and Bruni. Both men believed strongly in studying the humanities and glorified Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio as the forebears of humanism and declared Florence as the center for the new learning. They stres...
  • Florence Nightingale
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    Florence Nightingale is best known for her radical innovations in nursing care. She was a pioneer in nursing and a reformer of hospital sanitation methods. For most of her life, Florence pushed for reform of the British military health-care system. With that, the nursing profession started gaining the respect it deserved. Besides being a nurse and reformer, Florence Nightingale was a statistician. She would use new techniques of statistical analysis and apply them to her life's work, such as dur...

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