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A Short History of Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian playwright, poet, humanist, philosopher, historian,…

A Short History of Lorenzo Ghiberti

Lorenzo Ghiberti was an early renaissance sculptor known for his creation of the…

A Short History of Luca and Andrea della Robbia

The della Robbia Family Business The della Robbia family is most famous for its…

Boccaccio and his ‘Decamerone’

Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian poet, writer, important Renaissance humanist and a…

A short history of Antonio del Pollaiolo

Antonio del Pollaiolo was an Italian Sculptor, goldsmith, and painter born in…

Leon Battista Alberti, the quintessential ‘Renaissance men’.

Born in Genoa, Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian writer, architect, and humanist…