Images of Individuals from Medieval and Renaissance History
Many of the portraits provided here were created centuries after the end of the Middle Ages. While some were based on period artwork, most were drawn from descriptions of the individual's physical appearance and may have been supplemented by the artist's imagination. Your Medieval History Guide can make no guarantee as to the accuracy of the artistic renderings.
All images are in the public domain and are free for your use unless expressly noted otherwise.
Abelard and Heloise (gallery of images)
Alaric (depiction of his burial)
Leon Battista Alberti (statue)
The Venerable Bede (manuscript illumination)
Saint Benedict of Nursia (gallery)
Hildegard of Bingen (gallery; includes manuscript art)
Empress Theodora (gallery)
Enjoy puzzles? Try your hand at Medieval People Concentration. Images from our gallery have been miniaturized to use in this memory game.
See also the Manuscript Image Gallery
If you would like to donate a public-domain, copyright-free image for use in this gallery, please contact Melissa Snell with the details at firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks!