By: Dalton Heacock
NiccolÓ Machiavelli (1469–1527) was an Italian political and
military theorist, civil servant, historian, playwright, and poet.
His father was a doctor of law
After 13 years of political inactivity he was recalled to government
service by the Medici in 1525, but two years later the Medici were
overthrown, and the new republic again excluded Machiavelli from
He was born in Florence, Italy.
His ”real” or full name was Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli.
Machiavelli had a passion for ancient history.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo was the love child of Caterina, a peasant, and Ser Piero,
a lawyer and landlord. He was homeschooled and lacked a formal
education in Greek and Latin.
He was an accomplished lyre player. When he was first presented
at the Milanese court, it was as a musician, not an artist or
He never tried to do a picture of himself.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 and died on May 2,
1519. He was Italian.
Many of Leonardo da Vinci’s machines have since been built and
tested, to varying levels of success.
Michelangelo was the second oldest of five boys: Lionardo (b.
1473) (Michelangelo born 1475) Buonarroto (b. 1477)
Giovansimone (b. 1479) Gismondo (b.1481)
2. Michelangelo’s mother died when he was only six.
3. Michelangelo was created the greatest living artist of his time.
4. Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564. His remains were secretly
returned to Florence and interred at the Basilica of Santa Croce,
according to his wishes.
5. Michelangelo wrote countless letters throughout his career, some
490 have survived and contain original signatures.
He only live to be 52 years old.
Shakespeare had seven siblings. They were: Joan (1558); Margaret
(1562); Gilbert (1566); Joan II (1569); Anne (1571); Richard