Filippo Brunelleschi

1377 - 1446

Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi ( BROO-nə-LESK-ee, Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski]; 1377 – 15 April 1446), considered to be a founding father of Renaissance architecture, was an Italian architect and designer, and is now recognised to be the first modern engineer, planner, and sole construction supervisor. 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. His accomplishments also include other architectural works, sculpture, mathematics, engineering, and ship design. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Filippo Brunelleschi has received more than 1,411,471 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 6 out of 361Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, Mimar Sinan, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Vitruvius. After him are Imhotep, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Alvar Aalto, and Leon Battista Alberti.

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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, Emperor Go-Komatsu, Đurađ Branković, Louis II of Anjou, Süleyman Çelebi, Oswald von Wolkenstein, Afonso I, Duke of Braganza, and Albert IV, Duke of Austria. 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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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Filippo Brunelleschi ranks 83 out of 3,282Before him are Giorgio Vasari (1511), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Michael Collins (1930), Enrico Fermi (1901), Saint Lucy (283), and Girolamo Savonarola (1452). After him are Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Zeno of Elea (-490), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Domitian (51), Pope Benedict XV (1854), 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), Richard Rogers (1933), Aldo Rossi (1931), and Arnolfo di Cambio (1240).

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