1396 - 1472

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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 125,915 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Michelozzo is the 48th most popular architect (up from 51st in 2019), the 639th most popular biography from Italy (down from 629th in 2019) and the 9th 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 48 out of 424Before him are Suger, Callicrates, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Santiago Calatrava, Buckminster Fuller, and Carlo Maderno. After him are Rem Koolhaas, I. M. Pei, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Giacomo della Porta, Richard Meier, and Kenzō Tange.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Michelozzo ranks 639 out of 4,088Before him are John William Waterhouse (1849), Francesco Redi (1626), Pope John XVIII (970), Teia (550), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), and Saint Eustace (10). After him are Pope Sergius II (800), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), Marcello Lippi (1948), Pope Vigilius (500), and Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397).


Among architects born in Italy, Michelozzo ranks 9Before him are Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Andrea Palladio (1508), Donato Bramante (1443), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Renzo Piano (1937), and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507). After him are Giacomo della Porta (1533), Richard Rogers (1933), Aldo Rossi (1931), Arnolfo di Cambio (1240), Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548), and Giuliano da Sangallo (1445).