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Universities

Paul Grendler

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Universities Introduction Princes and towns valued universities so highly that they founded more universities during the Renaissance than e...

Urbanism

Fabrizio Nevola

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

UrbanismIntroductionThe study and practice of urbanism broadly encompass town planning and urban improvement, often a technical activity overseen by p...

Ursulines

Querciolo Mazzonis

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ursulines Introduction The Ursulines’ history began in 1535 in Brescia (in northern Italy), when Angela Merici established the Company of St. ...

Valeriano, Pierio

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Pierio ValerianoIntroductionAmong his humanist peers, Pierio Valeriano (b. 1477–d. 1558) stands out for the range and scope of his accomplishments. He...

Valla, Lorenzo

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Lorenzo VallaIntroductionLorenzo Valla (b. 1407–d. 1457) was the great provocateur among the early Italian humanists, a dazzlingly original intellectu...

van Eyck, Jan

Alfred Acres

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Jan van EyckIntroductionJan van Eyck (b. c. 1390–d. 1441), whose fame was international during his own lifetime and has never faded in the centuries s...

van Schurman, Anna Maria

Bo Karen Lee, Anne Larsen

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Anna Maria van SchurmanIntroductionAnna Maria van Schurman (b. 1607–d. 1678) was regarded throughout the 17th century as the most learned woman not on...

Vasari, Giorgio

Sally J. Cornelison

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Giorgio VasariIntroductionGiorgio Vasari (b. 1511–d. 1574) was an Italian painter, architect, and author whose writings helped to shape the canon and ...

Vega, Lope de

Sidney Donnell

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Lope de VegaIntroductionLope Félix de Vega Carpio (b. 1562–d. 1635) is one of Spain’s most celebrated and prolific writers. As a native and nearly lif...

Vegio, Maffeo

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Maffeo VegioIntroductionMaffeo Vegio (b. 1407–d. 1458) is an excellent example of an Italian humanist of the second rank, one who lacked the dazzling ...

Velázquez

Xanthe Brooke

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

VelázquezIntroductionThe 400th anniversary in 1999 of the birth of the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez (b. 1599–d. 1660), the leading artist at the co...

Venice

Margaret L. King

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

VeniceIntroductionThe city of Venice was unique in European history: an independent republic that endured for more than one thousand years, from the 8...

Venice, Maritime

Monique O'Connell

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Maritime Venice Introduction Venice’s location on its lagoon meant that it was oriented toward the sea from its earliest history. In the medie...

Vergerio, Pier Paolo, The Elder

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Pier Paolo Vergerio the Elder Introduction Born in Capodistria (then part of the republic of Venice, now in Slovenia) around 1369, Vergerio st...

Vermeer, Johannes

Wayne Franits

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Johannes Vermeer ...

Vernacular Languages and Dialects

Ann Moyer

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Vernacular Languages and Dialects Introduction Written vernaculars increased enormously in use during the Renaissance. They also became objects...

Vida, Marco Girolamo

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Marco Girolamo VidaIntroductionMarco Girolamo Vida (b. c. 1485–d. 1566) was one of the best-known poets of his day as well as a bishop who was active ...

Virgil in Renaissance Thought

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Virgil in Renaissance Thought Introduction As one of the key canonical authors in Latin literature, Virgil came to occupy an important place i...

Visitors, Italian

Stella Fletcher

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Italian Visitors Introduction It is impossible to know how many non-Italians paid visits to Italy between the 14th and the 17th century or how ...

Vives, Juan Luis

Charles Fantazzi, Enrique González González, Víctor Gutiérrez Rodríguez

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Juan Luis VivesIntroductionJuan Luis Vives (or Joan Lluís Vives in Catalan) was born into a Jewish converso family in Valencia in 1493, according to s...

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