Filippo Brunelleschi

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Filippo Brunelleschi
Cinque maestri del rinascimento fiorentino, XVI sec, Filippo Brunelleschi.JPG
Born
Filippo di ser Brunellesco di Lippo Lapi[1]

1377
Died15 April 1446(1446-04-15) (aged 68–69)
Florence, Republic of Florence
Known forArchitecture, sculpture, mechanical engineering
Notable work
Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore
MovementEarly Renaissance

'Filippo Brunelleschi (/ˌbrnəˈlɛski/ BROO-nə-LESK-ee, Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski], also known as Pippo;[2] 1377 – 15 April 1446) was one of the most important architects of the Italian Renaissance. All of his most well-known works are in Florence, Italy.

Biography[change | change source]

Early life[change | change source]

Brunelleschi was born in Florence, Italy in 1377.[3] His family consisted of his father, Brunellesco di Lippo, a notary and civil servant, his mother Giuliana Spini, and his two brothers.[4] The family was well-off; the palace of the Spini family still exists, across from the Church of the Trinita in Florence.[5]

Main works[change | change source]

The principal buildings and works designed by Brunelleschi or which included his involvement:

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References[change | change source]

  1. Walker 2003, p. 5.
  2. "Il miracolo della cupola di «Pippo» Brunelleschi" (in Italian). corriere.it. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. Bruschi, Arnaldo (2006). Filippo Brunelleschi. Milano: Electa. p. 9.
  4. Manetti, Antonio (1970). The Life of Brunelleschi. Translated by Enggass, Catherine. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 36–38.
  5. Gärtner 1998, p. 11.

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