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    Research Questions

    Details about the biography of the person you are studying:

    • When did this person live? die?
    • Where did they live?
    • What was their vocation (job)?
    • What was their family like?
    • Were they educated? How? For how long? In what subjects?
    • What were her/his accomplishments?
    • What made them important to history?

    Details about the context of their life and work:

    • What was life like in Italy/France/China (fill in country where the person you are studying lived)?
    • What discoveries were made at the same time your historical figure was alive?
    • What important discoveries didn't exist then that do now in their field?
    • What were the common beliefs about science/medicine/theater/geography at the time (fill in the person's field of study/work)?
    • Who influenced the person you are studying?

    Historical Figures

    Baldassare Castiglione
    Bernard of Clairvaux
    Christine de Pizan
    Christopher Columbus
    Claudio Monteverdi
    Elizabeth I
    Filippo Brunelleschi
    Galileo Galilei
    Gerardus Mercator
    Giovanni Boccaccio
    Henri IV
    Hildegard von Bingen
    Johannes Gutenberg
    Johannes Kepler
    John Donne
    Laura Cereta
    Leo Africanus
    Leonardo da Vinci
    Louise Labé
    Mahmud Kati
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Niccolo Machiavelli
    Queen Nzinga
    Saint Teresa of Avila
    William Shakespeare

    Background on the Renaissance Periods


    Backgrouns on the Medieval Period


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