People of the Renaissance and Reformation

By: Brianna Prange

Queen Elizabeth I of England


The Life of Queen Elizabeth I of England:

Elizabeth Tudor was born September 7, 1533

1559 Elizabeth is crowned Queen of England

1562, Queen Elizabeth almost died of smallpox

1563, The Thirty-Nine Articles, doctrines of defining statements of the Church of England, are written which completes the establishment of the Anglican Church

1569, Queen Elizabeth is targeted for murder by a rebel group led by Pope Pius V

1570, Queen Elizabeth is excommunicated by the Catholic Church

March 24, 1603 Elizabeth died of blood poisoning

Facts and Accomplishments of Queen Elizabeth I:

  • Queen Elizabeth reigned for 45 years (1558-1603)
  • Elizabeth stayed with her stepmother Katherine Parr and her husband Thomas Seymour, she was then sent away because of rumors she was having an affair with Seymour
  • Elizabeth's rule caused increased literacy and achievement of the arts, poets and playwrights such as William Shakespeare emerged during her rule
  • Had a reputation of a wise ruler and was loved by her people, was also very skilled in persuasive writings and public relations
  • The time of her rule is considered the "Golden Age" of England

Martin Luther

Reformation Thinker

The Life of Martin Luther:

Born November 10, 1438

1505, Luther was caught in a thunderstorm, he then pledges to become a monk

1517, posts the 95 Theses on the Castle Church door

1518, Inquisition on Luther begins

1521, Luther is excommunicated by the church

1523, Luther publishes his book on On Secular Authority

Died February 18, 1546

Facts and Information About Martin Luther:

Writing and publishing of the 95 Theses, reasons against the sale of indulgences, sparked the Protestant Reformation

Considered to be the Father of Protestanism

Translated the Bible into German, and was the first to paraphrase the Bible into commonly spoken dialect of the people

Wrote the book On Secular Authority, which explained how to enforce secular law

Martin Luther's harsh anti-Jewish sentiments were later used as anti-semitic propaganda by the Nazis



The Life of Donatello:

Born 1386

1407, was employed in the workshops at the Cathedral of Florence

1408, created his first major  work, a bronze statue, David

1415-1426, completed 5 statues for the bell tower of the Cathedral of Florence

1418, made the sandstone Marzocco, a symbolic Florentine Lion, for the Pope's apartment

1430-1432, created a bronze David for the Medici family

Died December 13, 1466

Facts and Acomplishments of Donatello:

Produced sculptures in marble, bronze, terracotta, and wood

Was one of the first artists interested in the classical art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome

Invented a technique which achieved effects of spatial depth

Was a part of humanist expression and worked toward creating a system of perspective

His most famous works includes St. George and the Dragon, Mary Magdalene, Madonna, and St. John the Evangelist

Donatello's Art

St. George and the Dragon, Mary Magdalene, and St. John the Evangelist