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 1,846,556 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Filippo Brunelleschi is the 7th most popular architect, the 86th most popular biography from Italy (down from 78th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular 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, Imhotep, Vitruvius, and Mimar Sinan. After him are Alvar Aalto, Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio, and Walter Gropius.

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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, Süleyman Çelebi, Đurađ Branković, Louis II of Anjou, Albert IV, Duke of Austria, Emperor Go-Komatsu, Afonso I, Duke of Braganza, and Oswald von Wolkenstein. Among people deceased in 1446, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 1After him are Louis, Count of Vendôme, Konrad Witz, Vittorino da Feltre, Catherine of France, Countess of Charolais, Nuno Tristão, and Vakhtang IV of Georgia.

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Among people born in Italy, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 86 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), Titus (41), Michael Collins (1930), Antonio Salieri (1750), and Giotto (1267). After him are Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Leo X (1475), Bud Spencer (1929), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Tintoretto (1518).


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