The Renaissance Marketing The Renaissance • The Renaissance became one of the most productive periods in all history. • The Renaissance period is 13501550. Artists • Jan Van Eyck • He was a master at oil painting. • One of Jan’s finest painting is Man in red. turban. Scientists • Gerardus Mercator • He made the first map. • His original name was Gerard de Kremer. Scholars • Nicolo Machiavelli • He wrote books. • His most famous book was the prince. Why we need the Renaissance • If we did not have the Renaissance we would not have a lot of things that we do to today. Like we would not have maps. We would not have books today we would not have certain paintings we want. I can go on and about all this stuff about the Renaissance.