Filippo Brunelleschi

1377 - 1446

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Filippo Brunelleschi ( BROO-nə-LESK-ee, Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski], also known as Pippo; 1377 – 15 April 1446), considered to be a founding father of Renaissance architecture, was an Italian architect, designer and sculptor, and is now recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner, and sole construction supervisor. In 1421, Brunelleschi became the first person to receive a patent in the Western world. He is most famous for designing the dome of the Florence Cathedral, a feat of engineering that had not been accomplished since antiquity, as well as the development of the mathematical technique of linear perspective in art which governed pictorial depictions of space until the late 19th century and influenced the rise of modern science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Filippo Brunelleschi has received more than 1,595,426 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Filippo Brunelleschi is the 7th most popular architect (down from 6th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Italy (up from 83rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Architect.

Filippo Brunelleschi was a Renaissance architect and engineer. He is most famous for his design of the dome of the Florence Cathedral.

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Among architects, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 7 out of 424Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Mimar Sinan, Vitruvius, and Imhotep. After him are Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Leon Battista Alberti, Walter Gropius, and Alvar Aalto.

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Among people born in 1377, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 1After him are Jianwen Emperor, Shah Rukh, Ernest, Duke of Austria, Ladislaus of Naples, Đurađ Branković, Albert IV, Duke of Austria, Louis II of Anjou, Süleyman Çelebi, Emperor Go-Komatsu, Oswald von Wolkenstein, and Afonso I, Duke of Braganza. Among people deceased in 1446, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 1After him are Konrad Witz, Vittorino da Feltre, Louis, Count of Vendôme, and Nuno Tristão.

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Among people born in Italy, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 78 out of 4,088Before him are Ötzi (-3345), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Pope Pius XI (1857), Federico Fellini (1920), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Titus (41). After him are Pope Pius IX (1792), Sophia Loren (1934), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Lucretius (-94), and Masaccio (1401).


Among architects born in Italy, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 3Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598) and Vitruvius (-75). After him are Andrea Palladio (1508), Donato Bramante (1443), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Michelozzo (1396), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Richard Rogers (1933), and Aldo Rossi (1931).