Have You Ever Thought About Any Of The Main People In The

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Have you ever thought about any of the main people in the Renaissance? Is there any that stood out to you for their hard work? There were many successful and inspiring people during the Renaissance of 1400’s and 1500’s. This paper will show how Isabella D’Este earned her name and is now recognized as one of the most famous patron of the arts from the Renaissance. Isabella D 'Este was born on May 18, 1474 into a ruling family which was when it all began. She was married at the age of sixteen to Francesco Gonzaga and was just as intelligent as him. Marrying Francesco got her into the part of her life when she really started to spark. Due to her marrying him she was seen as an upper official from the start and people began to look up to…show more content…
As Isabella grew in the field of politics, she became a very influential person. She began to make wiser, more intelligent and deeper decisions than she would 've made before she was known as one of the greatest patrons today. With all those great characteristics, Isabella left a huge image for people to look up to as long as today. Isabella D’Este is known for all her efforts to help others improve the Renaissance with anything she could do to help.”The activities of Isabella d’Este (1474–1539), Marchesa of Mantua, speak differently to different generations of scholars, whose many responses to her patronage and collecting of art have ranged from hero worship to scorn”(Cockram, 606). She brought energy, intelligence and judgement to literature while mastering two different languages and following in the steps of ancient scholars who made a big impact. As a result of this, she promoted many works of literature and changed the way of writing back then. Many of Isabella’s ideas were very unique only because she was one of the First Lady’s to speak out her opinion. Many of the women were too afraid and Isabella took a stand and stayed true to her thoughts and dreams.“In light of the instability of female power in sixteenth-century courts, women who collected works of art, like Isabella, needed to tread carefully in their collecting practices by engaging in patronage activities that demonstrated the cultivation of their court, but in a manner that remained unthreatening to
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