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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 157,376 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Michelozzo is the 44th most popular architect (up from 49th in 2019), the 661st most popular biography from Italy (up from 686th in 2019) and the 8th 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 44 out of 518Before him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Hippodamus of Miletus, I. M. Pei, Kenzō Tange, Callicrates, and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola. After him are Vladimir Tatlin, Arne Jacobsen, Ferdinand Cheval, Arnolfo di Cambio, Jean Nouvel, and Jørn Utzon.

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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, Jeong In-ji, 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, Charles of Valois, Duke of Berry, Gaston IV, Count of Foix, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Janus Pannonius, George of Trebizond, and John Vitéz.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Michelozzo ranks 661 out of 5,161Before him are Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Rudolph Valentino (1895), Aulus Gellius (123), Domenichino (1581), Piero the Unfortunate (1472), and Pope John XIII (930). After him are Paul the Deacon (720), Giulio Romano (1499), Theano (-600), Gaius Caesar (-20), Catherine Cornaro (1454), and Pope Donus (610).


Among architects born in Italy, Michelozzo ranks 8Before him are Vitruvius (-75), Donato Bramante (1443), Andrea Palladio (1508), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Renzo Piano (1937), and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507). After him are Arnolfo di Cambio (1240), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Guarino Guarini (1624), Giuliano da Sangallo (1445), Aldo Rossi (1931), and Richard Rogers (1933).