Middle Ages Biographies

Welcome to History Link 101's Middle Ages Biography Page.  Here you will find excellent links to famous people of the Middle Ages.   Find artists, church leaders, reformers, kings, queens, and more.

Artists


  Donetello
Biography and pictures.
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  Botticelli, Sandro 
    Biography and Pictures  Biography with most of his paintings with interpretations by History Link 101.
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  Lenardo Da Vinci

     Biography on Science and Art Very nice site with good amount of material both on art and his science idea.
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     Lenardo Da Vinci Life Site with basic infomation and item on the "Da Vinci Code" in movies and books
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     Lenardo's Drawing 54 of his famous drawings
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  Lorenzo De Medici (patron of the arts)
    Brief Biography
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  Michelangelo Buonarroti Extensive biography.
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  Raphael Sanzio
     Raphael Sanzio Biography and pictures from WebMuesum.
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Church Leaders

 
  St. Thomas Aquianas
   
St. Thomas Aquianas By Catholic Encyclopedia.  Very extensive site.
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    Essay on St. Thomas Aquianas Large set of essays by Jacques Maritain Center.
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  St. Francis of Assisi
    Biography By Catholic Encyclopedia.
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  St. Augustine (of Hippo)
    Essay on Augustine's Influence on Christianity
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    Catholic Encyclopedia on Augustine
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  St. Benedict of Nursia
    Biography By order of Saint Benedict.
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    Biography with Illustrations
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    Biography from Catholic Encyclopedia
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  Desiderius Erasmus
    Biography by Catholic Encyclopedia
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    Bio's of British Saints About 250 different Saints bio's.  
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    Complete list of Popes With links to biographies on each by Catholic Encyclopedia.
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Reformers
            


  John Calvin

    Biography from Catholic Encyclopedia 
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    Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin In downloadable form of either PDF or RTF and ZIP files
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  Martin Luther
    Detailed Time Line Page has links to four pages with detailed time lines of Luther's life.
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    Portrait of Martin Luther
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  Journal of John Wesley (later date then Middle Ages - but believe it fits with other reformers) 
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  John Wycliffe
    Few illustrations From Wycliffe Bible Translators
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    Biographical Links By Christian Biographical Resources
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 Kings and Queens


    Atilla the Hun Short essay on invasion of Italy with map.
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   King Authur Very large body of information on the story of Arthur by Britannica.
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    Biographies of  English Kings From 800 A.D. to Present Day by Britannia.
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  Charles Martel
    Charles Martel By Catholic Encyclopedia.
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    Charles Martel By Britannica with link to other sites.
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  Charlemagne
    Charlemagne from Catholic Encyclopedia
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  Queen Elizabeth I Complete site on Queen Elizabeth.  Includes links to quotes, writing, pictures, and additional sources which include over 20 other biographies.
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  Ferdinand and Isabella
    Isabella I  By Catholic Encyclopedia
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  Henry VIII
    Biography by Catholic Encyclopedia Be aware of point of view.
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    Biography by British Monarchy
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    Time line of Henry VIII
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    Six Wives of Henry VIII Nice in-depth site on Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katharine Parr.
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  John I (Lackland) By Britannia.
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  Emperor Justiain I
    Emperor Justinian By Catholic Encyclopedia.
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  William the Conquer
    Biography by Catholic Encyclopedia
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    Biography by British Monarchy 
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Writers


  Geoffery Chaucer

    Time line of Chaucer Side by side details of historical events and Chaucer's life.  Lots of advertising for books but an interesting page.
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    Biography from Catholic Encyclopedia
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  Dante Alighieri
    Biography Extensive site including work, the times he wrote in, maps, and more.
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  William Shakespeare
   
    Shakespeare Research Center Very nice site with lots of information and links to other good sites.
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    Large site on Shakespeare By Terry Grey.
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Other Notables           


  Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc Bibliography by Catholic Encyclopedia.
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    Trial of Joan of Arc 
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  Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Eleanor of Aquitaine
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  Eric the Reds Saga
   
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  Nicolaus Copernicus
    Timeline of His Life Includes portraits of him.
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    One page Biography
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    Biography from Scientific Perspective
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  Lief Ericson
    Report by Kevin A. Weitemier    
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  John Gutenberg
    Johannas Gutenberg 3 sections done - others still to be translated from German - looks good so far.  Includes pictures and descriptions.   
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    Biography by Britannica 
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  The Galileo Project Very in-depth site of times of Galileo.  Information about Galileo, himself, is scattered thoughtout site. Links to other people and works during time of Galileo.  Good site for more in-depth research. 
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  Marco Polo
   
Biography In relations to the city of Korcula.  Large set of essays.  Includes links to other sites.
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    Robin Hood Project Site linking to illustrations and writing about the legend of Robin Hood.
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    Sir William Wallace Historical person depicted in movie Braveheart.
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