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Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzi (1396 – 7 October 1472) was an Italian architect and sculptor. Considered one of the great pioneers of architecture during the Renaissance, Michelozzo was a favored Medici architect who was extensively employed by Cosimo de' Medici. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michelozzo has received more than 153,086 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Michelozzo is the 50th most popular architect (down from 48th in 2019), the 688th most popular biography from Italy (down from 639th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Italian Architect.

Michelozzo was a Renaissance architect who is most famous for his design of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence.

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Among architects, Michelozzo ranks 50 out of 424Before him are Rem Koolhaas, Christopher Wren, François Mansart, Arne Jacobsen, Richard Rogers, and Richard Meier. After him are Carlo Maderno, Kenzō Tange, Isidore of Miletus, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and Marcel Breuer.

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Among people born in 1396, Michelozzo ranks 3Before him are Philip the Good and Alfonso V of Aragon. After him are Jacopo Bellini, Theodore II Palaiologos, Bonne of Artois, and William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk. Among people deceased in 1472, Michelozzo ranks 2Before him is Leon Battista Alberti. After him are Basilios Bessarion, Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy, Nezahualcoyotl, Gaston IV, Count of Foix, Charles of Valois, Duke of Berry, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Janus Pannonius, George of Trebizond, and John Vitéz.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Michelozzo ranks 688 out of 4,668Before him are William II of Sicily (1153), John of Capistrano (1386), Virna Lisi (1936), Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), and Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485). After him are Pope Boniface II (470), Pisanello (1395), Quintus Sertorius (-126), Ludovico Einaudi (1955), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), and Theocritus (-315).


Among architects born in Italy, Michelozzo ranks 10Before him are Donato Bramante (1443), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Andrea Palladio (1508), Renzo Piano (1937), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), and Richard Rogers (1933). After him are Giacomo della Porta (1533), Aldo Rossi (1931), Arnolfo di Cambio (1240), Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548), Sebastiano Serlio (1475), and Guarino Guarini (1624).