The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Renaissance:

Renaissancecultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The term is also used more loosely to refer to the historical era, but since the changes of the Renaissance were not uniform across Europe, this is a general use of the term.

Essence of the Renaissance


History of the Renaissance period

Renaissance developments by field

The Renaissance by region

Renaissance Historiography

Other periods of cultural rebirth

General Renaissance-related concepts

Important figures from the Renaissance

List of Renaissance figures

Renaissance composers

List of Renaissance composers

Renaissance painters

Leonardo da Vinci with Michelangelo and Raphael form the traditional trinity of great masters of the Renaissance.

Renaissance philosophers

Renaissance scholarship

See also