Essays Tagged: "florence italy"


Donatello was born in Florence, Italy in 1386. Donatello's real name is Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi. Donato adopted D ... ti and helped him construct and decorate the famous bronze doors at the baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence. Later on in his life he would be associated with the architect Flippo Brunelleschi, with w ... d realistic tendencies. Major works in this period of time were St. Mark (Church of OR San Michele, Florence), St. George (Bargello, Florence), John the Evangelist (Opera del Doumo, Florence), and his ...

(3 pages) 151 1 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer was born in Florence, Italy in the year of 1454. Florence was a good city to grow up in for young Amerigo, becau ... , undoubtedly Amerigo was fascinated with by those tales.Amerigo lived in the Ognissanti section of Florence with a lot of the Vespucci family. The Vespucci family was pretty well off, so Amerigo thou ... l wrong. But then came a period in his life that Amerigo realized he would never see the world, for Florence, unlike the nation of Portugal, which had humongus navies, where Florence had just tiny mer ...

(2 pages) 177 3 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

The Italian Renaissance. Speaks of Donatello, Brunelleschi, da Vinci , and Michelangelo

elite persons in their field.Donatello was the preeminent genius of early renaissance sculpture in Florence, Italy. He was a master of all techniques and materials of sculpture. Donatello was the son ... was the second of three sons of Ser Brunellesco di Lippo Lapi and Giuliana Spini (Symonds). Born in Florence, Brunelleschi began his career as a goldsmith, and in 1418 decided to become an architect. ...

(9 pages) 237 0 4.7 Apr/1995

Subjects: Art Essays

HOW SHOULD WE ACT AS LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY? A comparison between Nicollo MAchiavelli's theories for leadership and those of the Catholic Church

ween the ideas of the Catholic Church and Nicolo Machiavelli's theories.Nicolo Machiavelli lived in Florence, Italy. At the time which he lived, the country was in political upheaval and Italy was not ... -states. Machiavelli became an important diplomat and was involved in much of political life within Florence. However, when the Medici family came into power, he was tortured and made to exile. While ...

(5 pages) 195 1 2.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Chronological Issues And Their Philosophical Solutions A comparison of 3 European Thinkers and their writtings: John Locke, Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, and Niccolo Machiavelli.

osopher and offer an analysis of how each would criticize the others' ideas.Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy during the 15th century, a time in which the country was in political and social dis ...

(4 pages) 110 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Leonardo Da Vinci - a man before his time......

of impact on mankind through his cognizance.Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, Florence, Italy. He was an illegitimate son of Ser Piero Da Vinci, a legal specialist and a peasant ...

(5 pages) 255 2 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Dante Alighieri importance in literature and how did his work reflected "the spirit of the Renaissance".

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence, Italy, to a family of moderate wealth that was involved in the complex Florentine politica ... ice's death, Dante began a serious study of philosophy and intensified his political involvement in Florence. He held a number of significant public offices at a time of great political unrest in Ital ... fe and the writing of The Comedy were greatly influenced by the politics of late-thirteenth-century Florence. The struggle for power in Florence was a reflection of a crisis that affected all of Italy ...

(3 pages) 87 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"The divine comedy" by Dante.

heaven, Dante was drawing the ultimate picture of hell, or rather the ultimate book of hell.Born in Florence Italy in 1265 to Alighieri II, Dante Alighieri was introduced to life as an impoverished no ... d held several local positions in office. He was even elected to be one of the Chief Magistrates of Florence, but he only stayed in the position for 2 months. Dante was in office during a time when th ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Short assignment on Lorenzo De Medici.

Lorenzo de MediciRuler of Florence and Art Patron1449 - 1492Whoever wants to be happy, let him be so:about tomorrow there's no ... morrow there's no knowing.--Lorenzo The MagnificentLorenzo de Medici was born on January 1, 1449 in Florence, Italy. "Lorenzo The Magnificent," as he was called by the people of Florence, was a states ... e of respect in Italy at the time, but it was Lorenzo who raised it to special status.Lorenzo ruled Florence with his younger brother, Giuliano, from 1469 to 1478. After his brother's assassination in ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

An Overview of the Writer and His Famous Work.

Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages,was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to amiddle-class Florentine family. At an early ag ... dGemma Donati. They had four children.Dante was active in the political and military life of Florence.He entered the army as a youth and held several important positions inthe Florence go ... held several important positions inthe Florence government during the 1290's. During his life, Florence wasdivided politically between Guelphs and Ghibellines. The Guelphssupported the chu ...

(7 pages) 73 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Everlasting Effects of the Bubonic Plague, describes transmission of disease, effects on population and culture.

ue struck Europe and changed nearly all forms of culture. During 1348 A. D., the Bubonic Plague hit Florence, Italy and ravaged Europe all through Mid 1300's. The Bubonic Plague, which was nicknamed t ... o late. This then caused the disease to spread to all other traders of Messina, including Milan and Florence. When the Black Plague struck Venice (1347 A.D.), population dropped from 130,000 to 70,000 ...

(13 pages) 142 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Humanism in The Renaissance

ical philosophy was severely changed during the Renaissance due to humanism. Niccolo Machiavelli of Florence, Italy was the main source of change. At this time there was much conflict between the citi ...

(3 pages) 176 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


DonatelloDonatello was a great Italian sculptor, who was born in Florence, Italy, in 1386. He did not marry and had no children. He started practicing at the age of ... shop. Later in his life he studied Roman ruins and became a humanist. Donatello also had a shop in Florence where he created many of his masterpieces. The last years of Donatello's life were spent de ... age of 80 in 1466. ( May 17, 2003)The city of Florence paid for his sculpture of David. Patrons found him very hard to deal with and to work with. ...

(1 pages) 46 0 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists


sty, Fraud (Head of an innocent man, Body of a serpent)Furies: Eternal RemorseDante's Life:-Born in Florence, Italy 1265. Died 1321.-Had an arranged marriage, but he was in love with a woman named Bea ... , it takes divine aid. He is trying to teach people the correct way to live their lives.-Exile from Florence. He used this work to criticize the church and the state. He is so rebellious that he does ...

(7 pages) 90 0 2.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Political life of Niccolo Machiavelli

, writer, and political theorist. He was born Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He grew up with his parents, Bartoloma and Bernardo, and two sisters, along with a ... not much more known about Machiavelli's early life, but he was said to have worked for a prominent Florence banker in Rome between 1487-1495. Niccolo Machiavelli began his political career at the age ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

1. Assess the importance of Machiavelli's writings in the making of Modern Europe 2. Upon what basis could early-modern English subjects justify their resistance to their rulers?

Context and constantly refers to the European States in the 'Modern' times. Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy at a time when the country was in political upheaval. Italy was divided between four ...

(6 pages) 46 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Machiavelli: The man behind the legend

name remains one of the most controversial names of political history today.Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy on May 3, 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Niccolo` Machiavelli, a lawyer, ... n involved in overthrowing the Savonarolist government in 1498. He lived a nondescript childhood in Florence, learning more in the books in the luxury of his home than he did at school (Britt Online). ...

(5 pages) 87 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Renaissance as a transitional period in Europe

s, beginning in the 12th century, started a reformation of these ideals. The Renaissance started in Florence, Italy in the beginning of the 14th century. The Renaissance was earliest expressed through ... eudal systems, the beginning of city-states in Italy becoming more powerful, especially the rise of Florence and the Midici family, as well as the appearance of monarchies in parts of Europe, and cult ...

(3 pages) 71 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Luca Della Robia

Luca Della Robbia was born in the year of 1388 in Florence, Italy. He was raised like all children. He was taught to read and write. He was also going ... a chapel.) Luca Della Robbia was commissioned to help design the choir gallery of the cathedral in Florence, in 1421. Luca Della Robbia helped by sculpting things out of marble for the ... was started in the year of 1437 and completed in 1440. After Luca Della Robbia?s work on the Florence cathedral, he was assigned to create the bronze door of the sacristy. Luca Della Robbia div ...

(3 pages) 35 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Niccolo Machiavelli(1469 - 1527)Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He is known for being a political philosopher, historian, writer, statesman, and di ... the mercy of the stronger foreign governments of Europe. Since 1434 the wealthy Medici family ruled Florence. A reform movement, begun in 1494, temporarily interrupted their rule in which the young Ma ... vered in which he reveals that he wrote The Prince to endear himself to the ruling Medici family in Florence. To liberate Italy from the influence of foreign governments, Machiavelli explains that str ...

(5 pages) 53 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy