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Biographies & Stories about People of the Middle Ages

 

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Books about England (and its monarchs) in the Middle Ages

 

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Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

 

 

 

 

 

Belisarius

c500 - 565 (65)

 

 

Harun al-Rashid

736 - 809 (75)

 

 

 

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Charlemagne c745 - 768 - 814 (69)

 

 

King Alfred the Great

849 - 871 - 899 (50) 

 

       
   

   

 

King  Athelstan 895-925-939 (44)

(Tomb in Malmesbury Abbey) 

 

King Cnut ("Canute") c990-1016-1035 (45)

   

 

   

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English Kings and Queens

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Countess Matilda of Canossa

1046 - 1115

 

 

 

 

Peter Abelard 1079 - 1142 (63)

 Heloise 1101 - 1164 (63) 

 

Henry I

1068-1100-1135 (67)

 

 

Archbishop, Martyr and Saint Thomas Becket    1120 -1170 (50)

 

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Images of the Saint Thomas Becket story

 

 

Henry II

1133-1154-1189 (56)

 

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

1122 - 1204 (82)

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AverroŽs (Ibn Rushd)

 (1126 - 1198 (72))

 

 

Saladin

1137 - 1193 (56)

 

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Pope Innocent III

1161 - 1198 - 1216 (55)

 

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The lavishly illustrated book (in German) of the 2005 blockbuster exhibition in Cologne and Munich

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Ghenghis Khan

1160 - 1227 (67)

 

 

Kublai Khan

1216 - 1294 (78)

 

Tamerlane

1336 - 1405 (69)

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San Francesco (Saint Francis) 1182 - 1226 (44)

 

   

   

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San Bonaventura completed this official life of Saint Francis in 1262.

 

Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

1207 - 1273 (66)

 

 

Roger Bacon

1214 - 1292 (78)

 

Dante Alighieri

1265 - 1321 (56) 

 

Queens Marguerite (France), Eleanor (England), Sanchia (Romans, Germany), Beatrice (Sicily) - 1200s

 

   

 

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Sir Roger Mortimer

1287 - 1330 (43) 

 

 

Edward III

1312-1327-1377 (65)

 

 

Sir John Hawkwood  1320 - 1394 (74)

Equestrian Statues and Portraits of the Renaissance

 

 

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Francesco di Marco Datini

1335 - 1410 (75) 

 

 

Katherine Swynford

1350 - 1403 (53)

 

Henry IV

1367-1399-1413 (46)

 

 

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Filippo Brunelleschi

1377 - 1446 (69)

Florence Duomo and Skylines

 

 

Leon Battista Alberti

1404 - 1472 (68)

 

Marsilio Ficino

1433 - 1499 (66)

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Fire in the City: Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence

 

Christopher Columbus

1451 - 1506 (55)

Exploration & Trade

 

 

Girolamo Savanarola

1452 - 1498 (46)

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519 (67) 

     
   
 

Amerigo Vespucci

1454 - 1512 (58)

Jacob Fugger

1459 - 1525 (66)

 
       
   

Desiderius Erasmus

1466 - 1536 (70)

Niccolo Machiavelli - Portraits, Maps & More Books

1469 - 1527 (58)

       
 

 

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Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519 (67)

Niccolo Machiavelli

1469 - 1527 (58)  

 

Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519 (67)

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564 (89)

Titian

1485 - 1576

Raphael (pictured left)

1483 - 1520 (37)  

 

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564 (89)

     

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

     

   

 

Lucrezia Borgia   1480 - 1519 (39)

 

 

Cesare Borgia   1476 - 1507 (31)

 

 

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BORGIA FAMILY PORTRAITS

 

     

 

Roderigo de Borgia

Pope Alexander VI

 

 

 

 

The Borgia Family

 

 

 

 

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Cardinal Wolsey

c1471 - 1530 (59)

 

 

Thomas Cromwell

1485 - 1540 (55)

 

 

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

1489 - 1556 (67) 

   

 

   
   

 

Henry VIII

1491 - 1547 (56) 

 

 

Suleiman the Magnificent

1494 - 1566 (72)

Topkapi Palace

 

 

Benventuto Cellini

1500 - 1558 (58)

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Link to other books about the Ottoman Empire

Link to Cellini's famous autobiography

 

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Charles V

1500 - 1558 (58)

 

 

Gianlorenzo Bernini

 1598 - 1680 (82)

Francesco Borromini

1599 - 1667 (68)

 

 
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