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Aix-en-Provence

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Renaissance Art.

This Roman resort town became a regional capital of Gaul in the late empire. Originally under the ecclesiastical control of Arles, it became an archbishopric in the 8th century, and ...

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Anthonis van den Wyngaerde

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Renaissance Art.

(c.1525–1571),

Flemish painter, draughtsman, and etcher who travelled throughout the Netherlands and in England, France, Italy, and Spain. In the course of his travels he made many...

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Antwerp

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art — History by Period.

Before the medieval settlement that grew into the city, the site had known Roman and late antique inhabitants. The early castrum/civitas was destroyed by Vikings in 836, and its successor...

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Augsburg

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Renaissance Art.

(city, bishopric) Attested since the 8th century on the site of Roman Augusta Vindelicorum. A document of 1156 confirms the bishop’s lordship, conditioned by the citizens’ community. An...

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Bourbon

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art — History.

The surname of a branch of the royal family of France. The Bourbons ruled France from 1589, when Henry IV succeeded to the throne, until the monarchy was overthrown in 1848, and reached the...

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Château d' Anet

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Renaissance Art.

A Renaissance chateau some 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Paris. It was built between 1546 and 1552 by Henri II for his mistress Diane de Poitiers. The house and ...

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château of Chambord

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Renaissance Art.

A royal chateau on the left bank of the Cosson, a tributary of the Loire. The chateau was commissioned by Francis I and construction began in 1519 on the site ...

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Cornelius Bos

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Renaissance Art.

(c.1510–c.1566),

Netherlandish engraver. He was born in 's-Hertogenbosch (Brabant) and seems to have studied in Rome in the studio of Marcantonio Raimondi. He was settled in...

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Dijon

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Renaissance Art.

In eastern France; the medieval capital of Burgundy, seat of the dukes of Burgundy. Dijon grew around a 3rd-century Roman military settlement. Christianity arrived by the 5th century when...

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Domenico da Cortona

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Renaissance Art.

(c.1470–c.1549),

Italian architect and woodcarver who moved to France in 1495 at the invitation of King Charles VIII. He was probably the designer of the wooden model (now known...

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