One of the most important chapters of European history is the Renaissance period between the 14th and 17th centuries. Several significant developments took place in the fields of music, literature, science and philosophy, during this eventful period. The period also saw the rise of several artists who went on to become legends and earn millions of followers around the world. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Caravaggio and Giovanni Bellini are a few painters who made waves during the renaissance period. Their iconic works have been displayed at various museums and art galleries around the world. Leonardo da Vinci was an immensely talented artist who was equally prolific at architecture and engineering as painting. Even those who don’t follow fine art too religiously are aware of Da Vinci’s works like ‘Last Supper’, ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Bacchus’. Several intellectuals have interpreted these works of art in many ways and have remarked that Da Vinci’s works have several hidden metaphors. They opine that on decrypting the meanings hidden in paintings like ‘Last Supper’ does one realize how great a legend Leonardo Da Vinci is. Many patrons also consider Caravaggio an institution of art. His works have been astonishing people around the world since many decades now. Many contemporary painters owe their success to these yesteryear greats for inspiring them to express themselves better on the canvas. Here’s a list of many artists who became famous during the renaissance period who have earned admirers all over the world.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
(Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Scientist)

15 April 1452

Italian

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

Italian

RaphaelRaphael
(Painter)

1483 AD

Italian

CaravaggioCaravaggio
(Painter)

29 September 1571

Italian

DonatelloDonatello
(Sculptor)

1386 AD

Italian

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
(Painter)

1445 AD

Italian

TitianTitian
(Painter)

1488 AD

Italian

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari
(Painter, Architect)

30 July 1511

Italian

tintoretto Tintoretto
(Renaissance Painter)

29 September 1518

Italian

MasaccioMasaccio
(Painter)

21 December 1401

Italian

Giovanni BelliniGiovanni Bellini
(Renaissance Painter)

1430 AD

Italian

Albrecht AltdorferAlbrecht Altdorfer
(Artist)

1480 AD

German

GiottoGiotto

Italian

Lucas Cranach the ElderLucas Cranach the Elder
(Artist)

04 October 1472

German

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini
(Sculptor, Writer, Medallist, Painter, Autobiographer)

03 November 1500

Italian

Claude LorrainClaude Lorrain
(Artist)

1600 AD

French

Paolo UccelloPaolo Uccello
(painter)

15 June 1397

Italian

Luca SignorelliLuca Signorelli
(painter)

1450 AD

Italian

Benozzo GozzoliBenozzo Gozzoli
(painter)

1420 AD

Italian

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
(painter)

1480 AD

German

Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
(painter, engraver)

1535 AD

Italian